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. Now the cons MSI control center software needs a lot of work. It has no option to open on start up, fan controller manual control is speed options are 50%, 75%, or 100%.
Summary: OC is easy, setup was easy, although the NIC card didn't install with Window7, i had to use the DVD (which took a while to load) and grab the Intel NIC Drivers. That took a while to figure out, but this board is worth the 159 i paid.
Pros: a solid board , documentation is great, the board is well labelled
Cons: the 8 pin ATX socket for the 12VDC is waaaay up by the overclock Genie. My 600W PSU didn't reach, so i had to mod the cables/connectors
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: Been running this board a few months now and mostly happy with it. Reliable, fast and easy to set up. One downside is that the USB3.0 ports that are attached to my case are unreliable so I don't use them. This could be a result of the case wiring itself, but I haven't had a chance to troubleshoot and don't really need the extra USB ports so it wasn't a big issue for me.
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: i would have gave it a 5 but there are some bios issues from the begenning i had to flash bios just to get the ethernet to work and then if you dont have boot log settings right you get boot errors and could be stuck in a loop great for overclocking
Summary: Great motherboard, bought it during the holidays sale. Set up was quick and easy. The large heat sinks help with heat dissipation, the board never gets really hot. Very good for overclocking. The RAM slots are a bit close to the CPU socket so if you have a large after market CPU cooler, be wary as the cooler might be touching your RAM sticks heat spreader. Great board overall, no regrets in buying.
Pros: Large heatsinks, power efficient, good OC capabilities