Summary: I used the MSI board based on several internet recomendations and I haven't been disappointed. This was the first computer I had ever built so it was a bit nerve wracking making sure I had the compatible parts and understood where everything was supposed to be connected.
Summary: I bought this to replace a failed Gateway motherboard because I wanted something that would support my existing CPU, memory, and other components, including upgrades I purchased separately from the Gateway. It worked perfectly. Everything boots, loaded the drivers, zero problems.
Summary: Motherboard perfect, es increible la cantidad de puertos usb que tiene y no me a dado problema alguno con todos lo que le tengo puesto. De bajo presupuesto y le puedes hacer un cross o sli facil
DOA - Powers up for 2 seconds, shuts down, repeats
Randall E. Geiger, Amazon
7 July 2012
Summary: Mine was pretty much DOA. After connecting everything up, carefully and following the manual, I encountered a weird power-up, power-down cycle. The board would power up, last for somewhere between 2-5 seconds, shut down, and then repeat. Left unattended, this would just go one endlessly.
Summary: I had this motherboard for not even a month and the usb controller shorted out! I could hear a loud pop and the smell of burnt electronics. I am really sad since this is the second MSI product I have purchased. I won't go back to MSI just for awhile because of this.
This one is one of my many MSI Mainboard and this going to be my Son and DIL's new OS that I will build for them
Professor Geek "Insanity Not Required Will Train", Amazon
7 June 2012
Summary: I have it put away so I can build my married son and daughter in law an OS System since they have USB 3.0 port. Solid, Sturdy, and Stable! While I used the AMD x4 with Intel processor - this mainboard was rocking!
Summary: I used this motherboard to upgrade my current system. I upgraded to a i7-2700K with 16GB corsair 1600mhz ram. The installation went together without a hitch. The instructions are clear and the overclocking and bios are very clearly explained. One of the easiest installations I've done.
Summary: I have an MSI motherboard that recently stopped working for no reason. It is still under manufacturer warrenty and the repair shop told me to call MSI to get a replacement. I called them...waited on hold forever.
Summary: 1. DOA board Because I didn't buy it on Amazon. I sent it back to MSI, paid the shipping, and got a heavily used board(2 weeks for back and forth shipping, 10 days for repair) 2. buggy UEFI prevent Windows from shutting down (hang on "Shutting down") 3.
Summary: I've used two of these motherboards in home-built systems, both with Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 CPUs and Corsair Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 memory. These systems have been nothing short of great so far.