Summary: This motherboard has a very small foot print with its on board video and on board 5.1 sound. I wouldn't recommend this mother board to someone wanting to build a fancy gaming system but with the ability to up grade up to a quad core machine and being able to add your own PCI-e video card and your sound card it is good enough to meet any need you might have for desk top publishing and heavy duty graphics.
Summary: This was an economical replacement for a Compaq Presario SR2013WM tower. Even the pinouts for the front panel header were a match to the case plug. I own several computers with various MSI motherboards and have built literally hundreds more, and have found MSI to be a reliable board manufacturer.
Complete, detailed, and succinct. Extremely accurate.
13 October 2010
Summary: Well packaged, complete with all necessary ancillary components, and accessories. Ease of installation and periphiral recognition using complement software/utilities. Versatile, yet uncluttered, and user-friendly.
Summary: I have purchased refurbished motherboards in the past but never like this one! It may as well have been new. It came in a MSI box with cables, drivers and the set up manual! In the past I have recieved only the motherboard in the static wrap. If you aren't 100% on knowing how to connect a motherboard this is a good product to purchase refurbished. I would definetely recomend this purchase to anyone!
Summary: Great things about this motherboard, and why I bought it: - Inexpensive. - Good support for older components allows a cheaper, easier upgrade path. You can keep your old IDE hard drive and DVD-RW and swap them out with shiny new SATA drives later. You can also dump the AGP and use the integrated VGA until you can afford that wizbang PCI-E video card you've been lusting for. It even has PS/2 ports for your old mouse and keyboard, in case you're an old fuddy-duddy like me.