Summary: good board for people just entering pc gaming. has a easy to read layout. the paperwork it comes with is REALLY helpful when connecting front panel case plugs. this board is also really easy to overclock and the bios UI is beautiful. this boards price seems to flux a lot. sometimes dipping to $104 giving you high performance but at a budget friendly price giving you some of the best power for your dollar.
MSI FAN since 1986 <--- NOT A TYPO! Micro-Star International / American Mega-Trends
S. Cline "Insanity Not Required Will Train", Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: MSI (Micro-Star International) is what the US Gov., Feds and Brass (Military) uses ... back then (and today too, but you're not supposed to know that - LOL) besides IBM, Sperry - Rand, and yadda, yadda, yadda ... Why did I post this; it's ROCK SOLID; it was there for years and decades - while Commodore (eek!
Great board for gaming and people new to overclocking.
7 November 2013
Summary: Bought this for a new build and could not be happier. The color scheme is nice if you want to show off your rig. Set up was very easy and the locations of connections make cable management a breeze. There are only 4 fan connectors on this board and one additional connector for your CPU fan/cooler. My case has room for 5 fans but one is used by the CPU cooler so I can connect everything but I know some cases hold 7 or 8 fans and you may have a problem.
Summary: THE GOOD I purchased this motherboard locally two months ago to replace my buggy P67 mobo.I did not purchase this item from Amazon however, I am taking the time to write a review...which is something I never do. Simply stated the board rocks! For those who do not care for on-board audio...well this board made me a convert, yes I've had a dedicated sound card in every custom build for the last 15 years.
Summary: This board does its job. I first bought an Asus P67P8 motherboard that was full of errors. After returning that horrific board, I purchased the MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Motherboard. Everything worked perfect out of the box. There isn't anything you should worry about if all your parts aren't defective. After my first attempt of plugging everything in, my new system booted. Cons: I've read instances where this board will get stuck in an endless boot loop.
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this MB for a first build. This was my first ever full pc build which took a long ass time to figure out because the directions suck. Other than that It's a great board with good featured especially for those wanting to run dual GPU's with SLI.