Summary: I bought this to replace my Sabertooth X58. Dont have much money to buy it again so I chose this MSI product, but it turn out fine. The only problem im getting is that I cant have more than 8GB or the last Ram slot is not working properly.
Summary: I had often used MSI boards in the past.. Unfortunately, I do many things and am not often able to install the parts quick enough for the 30 day window.. Not Only, I hate waiting for exchanges.. The last two MSI boards I purchased were defective. Unfortunately, both were past the 30 day mark so I had to return them to MSI and then get an exchange. After of course running through all sorts of requested troubleshooting.
Good all-around motherboard, though not great in any way.
16 April 2013
Summary: I have used this to resurrect an i7-920 from an OEM build that suffered a motherboard/PSU failure. The feature set is decent, the layout is nice, and it has been quite stable so far. The BIOS has almost too many options, a lot of which I have no intention of messing with. The only real drawback is that it just doesn't blow you away with any of its features. It is a relatively plain, upper-midrange workstation motherboard.
Summary: The price is cheap comparing to majority of i7 920 motherboards, and it works well. Even though I was surprised MSI hasn't provided windows 8 driver support yet, it still a good product for replace old/damaged i7 920 motherboard
Summary: Had a spare Core i7 930 that I wanted to put to use in a second computer, but here in early 2013, if you want a LGA1366 motherboard you are almost out of luck unless you want someone else's secondhand board (with the strong possibility of the attendant issues a used board might entail). I ended up buying this MSI board pretty much by default. I was concerned that MOST of the 1366 boards I had seen used more sophisticated cooling for the X58 and ICH10 chips..
Summary: Good board. Good price . It was installed in the main computer of a pro audio recording studio approximately two weeks ago and seems to be working well. The only problem (and I am not sure this is a fault of the motherboard) is that since installation , the drivers to the license key of the recording software are missing and have to be re-installed each time the key removed and put back in.Other than that - 4 to 5 stars.
Summary: Had to buy a new motherboard as my SLI GTX460 was getting too hot with my UD3R. Thanks to the double spaced PCI-E slots I get amazing results. Most of the time about 65°C when playing games with SLI support. And maximum peaks at 80°C for the heaviest games. Add USB3 & Sata III and you have the best motherboard you can get for such a low price!