Summary: Great Bargain board. Ive used 2 of them and theyve lasted me around 4 years.
Pros: -Lots of built on starters -Easy expandability -Strong integrated Peripherals onboard HD audio. onboard HDMI/VGA/DVI Gigabit LAN SLI ready. Support for up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM Still has IDE connections for backwards compatability.
Cons: Only 2 PCI-E slots The SATA ports are a bit hard to get to in cramped cases. Could use a couple more sata ports.
Summary: Unfortunately, this board does not have a good track record for reliability on forum postings. MSI does not seem to want to own up. I'm done.
Pros: Performs well...
Cons: ...when it runs. First board: DOA, refused to power on, returned to Newegg. Second board: over a year later, it refused to power on, RMA'ed to MSI Third board: six months later, refused to power on. Replaced with Asus.
Summary: This is a good board but it was refurbished, ie was a good board. This has nothing to do with the store purchased from. It has to do with being refurbished. It gave out right after the warranty. Not to say that all are bad, but in this case i will stay away from refurbished electronics.
Summary: MSI is a TERRIBLE company. After sending in my motherboard they replaced it with an entirely different model which was REFURBISHED. refused to have any contact with me until i gave up.
Pros: low price, but given the cons, you get what you pay for.
Cons: Had stability problems from the start. did not like any RAM i put in, no matter what voltage setting. BIOS very finicky, settings would stop taking after 2 or 3 changes so I had to factory reset. after several hard resets, it completely locked up and was unusable.
Summary: I guess I've just been lucky, Have had this for about a year and a half and I have to say it has been badly abused. If I'm not gaming I'm folding. this has had nearly full 24/7 run time usually around full load and still runs solid.
Pros: Solid overclocker, 4.2GHz stable phenom ii 955 BE on air. Hasn't caught on fire.
Cons: I suppose the 1600(oc) is a con but I knew that when I bought it, takes some tweaks to keep it 100% stable at 1600.
Cons: Like most people here, after a short 2 and a half years, it went kaput, and took my power supply along with it. I took my machine to a local dealer and had them test it, and the motherboard was out, along with an expensive power supply. I don't know if it damaged anything else. I won't know that ...