Summary: Heres a word about MSI customer service and their RMA / warranty work. I sent in a motherboard to MSI that had failed. A transistor had blown right off the motherboard. I got an RMA number and sent in the motherboard for repairs. After receiving it, MSI sent me an e-mail that (Get this) the CPU socket needed to be replaced and there would be a $35.00 fee. I sent an e-mail back saying that there was no way I was paying for what was obviously a MSI defect.
Summary: I went through 2 of these motherboards thinking the first one was defective but anyway, using a standard video card you have to actually re-seat the video card EACH time you power up the computer. I have read this on Newegg's site also. What an annoyance!!
Summary: this is really good enough for a pci e 2.1 video card, I use it with the 6850 and it works awsome, I love the 3 blue light leds on the top gives some personality to my pc. Love how it looks thru the 230mm fan.