Summary: Did a new build only to find this motherboard had the wrong bios for the i7 3820 chip I had purchased, after two RMAs and calls to msi I finally recied a working board after a month. The motherboard I was told needed a differant bios,I had to pay shipping twice to do this.
Summary: Seems ok, however 2 way SLI is not great as the PCI slots are too close together, so you loose a slot if you use large graphics cards. I have 2 water cooled graphics cards and installing them was a nightmare due to the lack of space between the slots, the tubing had to be cut to quite short and...
Summary: Excellent motherboard, easily installed and absolute joy to build on. BIOS brilliant, MSI seem to have got it right in every respect. Highly recommend this motherboard to anyone wanting to build an X79 2011 platform at a good price, and with excellent facilities on board.
Summary: This is one of the worst motherboards I've ever used and I've been building for over a decade now and seen some real stinkers in my time. The main issue with this board is the UEFI. Now don't get me wrong, I love the UEFI on my Asus board. Looks great, works fantastic.
Summary: Purchased this Motherboard as a replacement for an ASUS X79 Pro That failed after 3 months. Did a pre fit test with only essensial components and power cables and was welcomed with 3 long post beeps and the unit would not boot to BIOS screen.