Summary: Overall Good mobo, love the go2 bios software which allows you to go in bios when the computer restarts. That means no more spamming the keyboard to get in bios. The blue led for cpu phase can be turned off but not the blue LEDs on the bottom of the board.
Summary: - After figuring out the standoff issue, the board ran smoothly. - This issue is well documented in the MSI website/forum...not sure why it's not included as a warning in the instruction booklet.
Pros: - This motherboard has the best BIOS I've seen so far - High quality board layout for an affordable price - Very easy to to install and the board is properly labeled
Cons: - I replaced my Micro-ATX with this board and one of the problem is that, my RAM is now touching the CPU fan. It didn't used to with my Micro-ATX. - There is an extra standoff required for Micro-ATX (just below the first PCIe slot) that should be removed. If this is not removed, it shorts the boa...
Summary: They replaced my motherboard within 1 week. I wrote my previous comment pretty upset and I do not believe a one. I believed I was just unlucky and had a defective part. Overall I did love this mobo but I bought myself a new mobo on Saturday. :|
Summary: This motherboard has a lot of features and easy to setup. I would give 5-Stars, but the 1st board was DOA (Error 55). The replacement board is working great so far and this system is extremely fast with instant on and instant off.
Summary: This is a great board that has decent overclocking. Only using OC Genie and that is acceptable to me. Intel i7 3770K 3.5 OC at 4.2 16gb Team 1600 running at 1333 (will NOT go to 1600) - came with free 8gb Team RAM (Vulcan) and bought Dark since they are both 1600 9-9-9-24.
Pros: Stable board. Great OC with Genie. Testing Virtu MVP with Intel 4000 and GTX 460.
Cons: RAM won't clock to 1600, stays at 1333. XMP doesn't work and I don't feel like messing with the timing manually since the board is running stable at 4.2. Will eventually try to get it to work but will wait. Turned off THX since it looks like it clashes with HD Real Audio when playing games (somet...
Summary: Overall a great board for the price. I did not have trouble taking off the stickers as some others have complained (slowly remove and not glue remaining) or having issues with standoffs.
Pros: Stable, easy install and overclock. Appears well made. Highly recommended.
Cons: I am not in love with the look and feel of the BIOS. I have had quite a few ASUS and Gigabyte boards and the "old style" bios adjustments seem to be more intuitive. I also prefer the ASUS program for checking temps. The MSI program is similar to Gigabyte's with the various overclock options. Pers...
Great MB if I wasn't having this one problem (read thoughts)
Steven I., Newegg
24 March 2013
Summary: Having a weird soft reboot issue, where I will get no graphics but I can hear it passing through boot and entering windows. This issue made it really hard to install the windows OS onto my SSD. Took me 6 times through manually rebooting to get windows OS to finish installing.
Pros: Comes with lots of SATA ports. Convenient and easy to overclock with the OC Genie II. Used OC Genie II as a base to overclock my i5-3570k to 4.6ghz. Love the UEFI bios, making navigation much easier. I would say the price was well-worth it with all the ports, slots and utility that comes with it.
Cons: OC Genie II not very efficient. CPU LED can get annoying but can turn it off using the BIOS or MSI Control Center. While it does come with lots of utility software, some of it can be quite useless or have bugs.