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.
Cons: I'm about to go to college and was hoping to bring my pc along for the trip, now I have another college expense that will probably not be bought, due to my low budget. My use of this board was not ridiculous, I would use it for school and some PC gaming here and there. Maybe throw in a little bit...
Summary: Because I have low tech knowledge, it took me a long time to figure out the motherboard was the part that died. Replacing a motherboard is a real pain. When the second one died, I went and bought another PC.
Pros: First one lasted a year
Cons: This motherboard will fail. My first board lasted about a year, my replacement board lasted about 6 months
Read ALL the other 1Egg reviews and you'll see why this motherboard is bad.
Shtefan S., Newegg
1 May 2012
Summary: Don't be cheap like I was, because it will just cause you more heartburn then is necessarily. If you don't believe me, or think: "Naw, it'll be ok... Right?..." just take a look at the other 1 egg reviews. Most of them say the same thing that I do.
Pros: Read (DON'T JUST LOOK) at all of the other 1 egg reviews, and you will understand why this is a bad board. Some people, on here, have these boards CATCHING ON FIRE IN THEIR PC CASE, do you want that possibility for cheaper board? I don't understand why the manufacture isn't recalling these things...
Cons: I have never been able to keep this thing alive for more then 3 months. I've owned two. The first one lasted 19 DAYS. The second replacement board; just over 3 months. I know that if you find one, it will probably be cheap; however, DON'T get it! You will spend more money on shipping to get it ba...
Pros: When the motherboards were working we had no issues.
Cons: I have about 15 of these boards that I purchased for use in my business and now 3 have started on fire. There's something on the top of the board (near the "AM3 READY" heatsink) that either shorts out or explodes. The user's cases were glowing red hot out of the top exhaust case fan. Luckily in a...
Summary: It does still work, despite these issues....so that's something, right?
Pros: Still works. Haven't had -too- many issues after receiving my first one (DOA).
Cons: Doesn't do anything occasionally when turning everything on, aside from spin fans. Turning it off and back on doesn't do anything, but somehow pushing the reset switch makes it magically start posting. Not exactly encouraging, especially given the other reviews. Also, on very rare occasions it wi...
Summary: I followed the manufacturer's instructions and sent to their supplied email address the serial number and also put what they asked in the subject line. Eight days have passed and not a word from them. I sent the email again today only this time I requested a read receipt just to see if it gets read.
Pros: Noted in earlier reviews.
Cons: Only one IDE header. Forgot to note that in my previous review.
Cons: Nevermind the problems with the layout referenced in the reveiw right before this one... It has been nothing but trouble for almost as long as I've owned it (just past 2 years). Numerous intermittent problems (random power downs, OS lockups, problems detecting SATA optical drives) that I'd initia...