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...
Summary: The sound card and software were very and since I didn't buy it for it for that it was a nice suprise. The sli layout is nice as well. Using this for my son with a Q6700 and 8800Gt and he enjoys it for the game she plays. I play crysis and for that the upgrade path is either a phenom II or I7.
Pros: Well I thought all the issues were resolved until I swapped to an E8500 for testing with a GTX 260 and OCZ reaper 8500. The video distortion in crysis warhead was unresolvable and went away immediately after putting a Q6700 cpu into it. I do not recommend this for anything over 3 ghz. So for some...
Cons: Video distortion and too many flashes needed to load Vista for the average person. The BSOD issues were with nvgts.sys and memory timing which is easy to fix. The FSB going to 1333 should not exceed 3ghz you have been warned.
Summary: Tons of voltage options which can be good and bad. Alot of people have problems overclocking these boards but with patience you can easily overclock this to extreme levels. I am running a mild FSB overclock of 375 with memory at 1:1 and it is 100% stable even with a 550W PSU and SLI.
Pros: I've built many rigs and this was my first enthusiast class motherboard. I needed SLI to go with my two 8800GTS SSCs and E8500 and this looked like a good choice. The machine has been rock solid and games are really fast compared to my older single card rig.
Cons: Price. Somewhat confusing BIOS but I hear that the newer BIOS versions are better and easier.
Summary: An attractive board that is sturdy, and other than for big graphics cards, well planned.
Pros: Lots of connectivity and good features.
Cons: Not ready for SLI use for newest GPUs (my nVidia 260 is too long to place more than one in). There are necessary MB jumper connections in the way of placing a 10" long card other than in one slot.
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.
Summary: Don't let the cons drive you away. It's still a great, rock solid board, and if you can with not being able to overclock and having the stupid 4th PCI-E slot, then I highly recommend it. Those are really the only 2 cons, dont let them discourage you unless you REALLY care about them
Pros: The cooling system is much better than any other 780i board on the market. The NB stays nice and cool. It's a very clean, and neat board with a good Raid system and good back connectors. I also really like the solid state capacitors. It's the only 780i board that has solid caps, other than the as...
Cons: Very poor bios for Overclocking. It's a very difficult thing to do on this board, and most the time wont work. I've overclocked fine on other boards, but this one just has a horrible lack of options in the Bios that stops me from doing that. Even with the newest bios revision, this is not fixed. ...
Pros: Awesome Motherboard, Great for Overclocking, Great board overall. Very Impressed
Cons: ok, so i bought this board and it worked great but after 31 days (1 day after newegg's RMA ends) (not newegg's fault) the board dies on me. So i contact MSI's customer service and they tell me to fill out an RMA form and send it in, so i did. Shipped the board to them and they say it will take ab...
Summary: The first one I got was defective so I had to RMA once before I got a working one.
Pros: The motherboard is very well designed and provides fast performance. Great motherboard for any SLI setup.
Cons: It can take a while to find stable settings but once you do it runs great, no problems. I didn't like where the SATA ports were placed, it's kind of at an awkward spot and can be difficult to attach more once you get your video card(s) connected. I'm running two 9800gtx's and I had to make sure I...