good mobo, but read cpu's supported before purchasing
Orly A. Pereyra, Amazon
1 February 2010
Summary: Can't say that this is not a really good mobo for the price, it has a lot of features, the x-fi sound card is really good, the only problem I had with it is that for some reason it didn't support my Intel E7400 Core2Duo processor, looking at MSI site it indicated that the processor was supported with a bios upgrade. I'm not very comfortable at doing bios updates on any device, because if anything goes wrong you end up with a very big and costly paper holder.
Summary: Pros: If you want to just overclock a little this board will allow it with some very simple bios settings. However, if you want to go completely OC crazy it will allow that, too. Adding 8Gb RAM and making some minor bios setting changes it is running perfectly even with a 3% OC. The dual gigabit LAN is very convenient. Two ESATA ports with power are an expansionists dream. Cons: The MSI drivers are poorly written. Go straight to the Nvidia website for drivers.
Summary: The cooling system is much better than any other 780i board on the market. It's a clean designed board. And, neat board with a good Raid system and good back connectors. This is the only 780i board that has solid caps, other than the A brand boards. however, their boards run horribly hot. Also, the board has lots of features and a X-FI sound card. but, the stock BIOS is a kind of weird and unstable. flashed to the latest version and everything work perfect!!
Summary: Since i've had this board its been nothing but a head ache. The board works horribly with running SLi. Very blurry display. When you set your timing and voltage to get your memory to run at 1066MHz (like it should), you get the BSOD constantly. The board comes with a $[...] sound card, so your only getting a $[...] mobo. If your planning on using this for any type of gaming your going to be very disappointed.
Excerpt: “Diamond” is one of the expensive gems that exist. That’s how we may predict that this product is very valuable. MSI P7N has NVIDIA 780i, as a new chipset that is powerful for gaming experiences. This chipset is a new modification from NVIDIA 680i.