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: I bought this board to replace a Asus board which doesn't like Linux OS. I didn't install it right away and when I did install it, I could never get it to work. I had to reinstall the Asus board which I hate and now I am out the $98 I paid for the MSI board.
Summary: I usually like MSI motherboards, however on a recent computer build this motherboard would not boot up passed the checking NVRAM on 2 boards. I worked with their forums and with their customer service department and while they did respond, it was not necessarily as fast as I would have hoped.
Summary: I had my son set up on an older nForce Abit board with a Phenom 9850 Quad-core (125watt). The CPU was always running hot and just never seemed to run right. I ended up pairing the nForce MSI NF750-G55 with a AMD Phenom II 840 3.2 Ghz and 4GB DDR3 Mushkin Silverline Ram.
Entry-level over-clockers grab one economically and enjoy a good MSI.
8 May 2011
Summary: Everything about this board is as advertised. What a bang for the buck, from the SLI to Crossfire dual compatibility, to the overclocking capabilities with auto config, to help novices tune. I have a Phenom II X4 925 at 2.8 Ghz stock running 3.33 and the stock 1333 Mhz Ram is running at 1575 Mhz!