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: 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.
Summary: MSI needs to step up their customer service or they are gonna start losing customers
Pros: Sli board that will hold two vid cards. Good sound. Good power. This is an update to wa review I posted previously
Cons: After a year the board went out. MSI has been increasingly difficult to get in touch with after requesting the RMA and sending it in. To me their customer support sucks in this area. I wish they'd do something about this. The website they sent you to never updates. It shows the same step.
Summary: To those reviewers who think this is a cheap motherboard made with cheap parts, you are sorely mistaken. This board was introduced years ago and is made from quality components. Mine has been running flawlessly for over a year with OC'd CPU/memory/graphics card.
Pros: *I bought this board for use with a Phenom II quad-core processor and for its PCI-E x16 slots. After 1 year, it is still running strong. *7.1 channel onboard audio controller *Will still be useful years from now with ability to upgrade to hexacore processors.