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. The board worked just fine and perfect like my other exact board which was purchased as new. Just that the this board gave out shortly after the warranty was done.
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! And quick! Even my High Speed DSL is running more efficiently. I would truly recommend this for entry-level over-clockers.
Summary: This is a wonderful MB for those who want an AMD processor with the possibilities of SLI, not Crossfire. Board has plenty of SATA connectors and USB 2.0 ports, has DVI and HDMI out, on-board raid controller, and legacy connectors for IDE and floppy drives. One caveat, MB is not exactly ATX size, as it is not wide enough for ATX. The right side of the board, where power connectors and RAM slots are located, hangs after the last screws to the case.