Summary: i bought this motherboard and when i received it it was badly damaged so i contacted MSI for RMA they promptly responded and gave me the information to send it. they also sent me a confirmation email when they received it. i will definitely buy from MSI again. UPDATE 12/31/2013: i finally got the chance to do testing on this board and first thing is wont boot up i contacted MSI and they told me to fill out another RMA request this motherboard is beginning to turn into a...
Summary: It's an awesome board I installed it on a Cooler Master CM II chassis flawlessly. I have used both PCIe connectors to boost my video performance and works perfectly. I also installed an Intel Core i5 2500 K and installed a Corsair A 50 CPU cooler since I'm not planning on overclocking (Intel's turbo boost is good enough). I love the built of the mobo, the UEFI support and friendly BIOS. Top quality and awesome MSI product.
Summary: I purchased this motherboard and have been using it for approximately about 5 months now. My build is this board, Core i5-2500k (overclocked to 4.5GHz; 1.355 volts), EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked (overclocked to 850MHz, etc.), more than 4 120mm fans (one of which is a CoolIT Liquid ALC Kit), fan controller, and the other stuff that's not really so relevant to this review.
Summary: Same beeping issue as others. I just unplugged the speaker lead from the motherboard and reattached it a couple of weeks later, and it was significantly better. The board does everything I need it to do, including providing the capability for a trusted platform module, which I obtained directly from MSI. Using Windows Bitlocker, I am able to encrypt sensitive data to FIPS 140-2 hardware encryption level, something very few boards offer.
Summary: I got this for my new PC build from New Egg. Never could get past a black screen with 98 in bottom right hand corner. I removed each and every component one at a time (takes about 2-3 hours if you're wondering) and was never able to get past the black 98 screen. Others have had similar issues with this board. It's unfortunate there's not more information around to help troubleshoot it. The board is headed back. [...
MSI P67A-G43 Socket 1155 Motherboard fits the bill
8 August 2011
Summary: I am not a technical person who has tried every option in the bios or an overclocker who can bring this board to the apex of its' performance curve. What I needed was a board that could support my socket 1155 i5 2500K and allow me to overclock should I ever learn how to. I have dabbled in mild overclocking of other boards in the past but never on my own. I've always had a friend that would be carrying me through the dense array of options found in the BIOS.
Summary: I had the high pitched squealing problem, but it "fixed itself" after a week or so. I don't know if I just got used to the noise and can't hear it over the fans anymore, or the BIOS update fixed it, but it is not a problem for me anymore. If you have this problem, update your BIOS and give the board a week of use. It might fix it. My main problem is that the built in sound is pretty terrible.
Summary: Before installing the board, remember to peel-off the protective plastic film on the two motherboard heatsinks, otherwise the film might melt. I've read other reviews on Amazon and N**egg talk about a high-pitched noise coming from this motherboard, and the board I received also had this problem. After messing around with bios settings the noise was still there, so I updated the bios. My board came with bios version 1.09, which I updated to the latest 1.11.
Summary: My first motherboard would emit a really loud high pitched noise most likely due to a faulty capacitor or choke. Returned it for a new one and my new one doesn't emit the sound so looks like there was something wrong with the manufacturing of my first board. If I would have receive a good one the first time i would rate it 4 stars.
Summary: Worked perfectly right out of the gate. Bios GUI is weird to get used to, but all of the motherboard manufacturers are going this route. Had no problem overclocking my new 2500k either - straight to 4.5Ghz with no issue. RAM installed is 2133 and while it initially detected it as 1600, I just modified the DRAM speed and it stuck without a hitch. Runs perfect and one of the cheapest ATX P67 mainboards available.