Summary: Great board, very stable, wouldn't boot from CD or recognize my usb keyboard until I updated the BIOS. The BIOS was several revisions out of date, but no problems flashing new ones from a flash drive. Not related to the performance of the motherboard, but this order was eligible for a $10 rebate, and MSI is denying it stating that they did not receive an invoice. They helpfully provide a scanned image of everything they received, including the envelope.
Board is good, but Amazon sold an open item as new
Ronald M Renwick, Amazon
11 November 2013
Summary: My issue with this item is that it was an open box or returned item. There was no shrink wrap on the box, and the inside was a mess. The board was hanging out of the static wrap and the manuals weren't in their slots and were folded up. I've never had a problem with an item shipped from amazon before, but this is unacceptable to me.
Summary: Good (not great) overclocker, fast, stable, sexy! BIOS GUI is a tad confusing. Software suite is above average compared to other boards I've owned. For the price it's hard to find much fault with this board.
Summary: I order this a little over a month ago, on the 30th day, I found the board to be defective. But I understand that things happen, and sometimes with any type of technology, sometimes things do not work right. It does not matter what you buy when it comes to technology, not all are going to be perfect, even cars are like that(Lemons). I was lucky and Amazon refunded me the money and I ordered another one.
Summary: 1st go around with this new build...after frustrating 1.5 hours to trace a NOGO boot (shorted power supply to check electrical, checked connections, etc.) determined the MOBO was bad. Asked for RMA and Amazon did a 1 day turnaround with replacement. Now, great BIOS interface, a weird bulge on the back connectors (not a problem, just strange)...all good.
A great piece of equipment, but not quite at the top of the pack.
TronDogg ""If you will it, Dude, it is no..., Amazon
8 August 2013
Summary: This board is great and I am very happy with my purchase. However, there are a few issues that I noticed. First off, the heatsinks around the CPU (they look like dragon heads, which is cool), they were very loose and almost falling off the board when I received it. I read another review from someone what stated that theirs were actually loose inside the anti-static bag.
Summary: I think it's a great motherboard and I just was the fortunate one to get one that didn't work. I am waiting for a replacement. I bought this because everyone else rated it high so my fingers are crossed!
Please create software update that makes this board save the boot order !!
7 April 2013
Summary: This board is amazing in many ways except one. Pros: Click Bios is awesome, even shows you the CPU temperature! and no more clunky bios stuff of the past. Automatic CPU overclock. Easy to build (I bought the CPU separate and installed it in this board, very easy and instructions were helpful and clear). Good-looking board (the colors and lay-out is cool). So far it's durable and quite (owned about 10 months now). Comes with drivers installation disk.
Pros: Price. Has all the majors that come alone with the Z77 chipset. PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0. And it all comes in at a VERY reasonable price. Looks clean, pretty good layout.
Cons: No SLi bridge comes with this board. Glad I had a few laying around but they're Asus ones so if I were a bit more picky about things I'd be mad that my bridge doesn't match the board. Also...kind of wish there were more than just 2 SATA 3.0 ports. I can set up my RAID 0 but then all I have left are SATA 2.0 ports. OC genie seems to be a little iffy on what it will remember after a restart and the in OS programs "ClickBIOS" and "Control Center" don't always want to work.