THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR REBATES, WILL NEVER BUY MSI PRODUCTS EVERAGAIN
5 November 2013
Summary: **UPDATE** 11/29/2013 They have contacted me personally and fix all my rebates. So I have updated my rating to 5 stars. The motherboard has been rock solid since I have installed it. **UPDATE** Good basic motherboard for Novice PC builders. Very limited overclocking settings but that is expected for such a cheap motherboard. I would have given this motherboard a 4.5 or 5 star rating since the motherboard works as descried.
BEWARE! Incompatible with my IBM Model M keyboard from 1988! (1993's Model M works.)
JD Fensty "(First Fensty on the Internet, 1993!)", Amazon
23 October 2013
Summary: Office recently upgraded a bunch of our workstations to this motherboard, and while it's perfectly fine in all respects but one, that one issue is so huge, so heinous, so absolutely world-shattering to me that I must warn my fellow 'oldskool' 1337 Model M devotees that this motherboard will not work with mine. Your mileage may vary, this particular Model M, "Ol' Blue", I acquired (sketchily) in 1990, though it was born January 15th, 1988. Revision F4.
Summary: I wanted a micro atx mobo because I didn't want to pay top dollar for a sabertooth or any other board. I researched tirelessly and finally (after deciding against an 8350 mainly because their mATX boards aren't really cutting it for the high wattage processors) settled on this motherboard. It wasn't reviewed as diligently as the others. This board really has everything anyone could need. UEFI bios, Sata3, SLI / Crossfire ready, 32gb ram supported, etc.
Summary: Be careful if you are looking to use this in a system in which you want to use RAID but also want to use an optical drive ( DVD/CD ). Once you set up RAID in the BIOS it locks out all your other SATA ports preventing you from using a DVD/CD drive. MSI customer support was good in responding to my inquiries, but they did not know what they were talking about.
Summary: This was my 1st build, and I wanted something that I could later SLI with 2 GTX 650 TI's. My only complaint is the location of the pci express slots; If you have two gpu's in, you would need a pci extender to use them.
Military Class .... USB plastic header easily came off ...
7 June 2013
Summary: The front USB 3 plastic thing that holds the pins came off when I had to adjust the front USB 3 cable ... virtually impossible to line up the pins with the connecter after that ... had to RMA within 5 minutes of getting the thing. Military class but nothing holding it all together!
Summary: I got this board off the recommendation of a tech friend and matched it with an Intel I5 3750K 3.4Ghz CPU. This board is made with higher quality parts and it shows. MSI surprised me with just how robust this MOBO really is. Even running off a crappy PSU the board showed brains by helping control voltage on the board at the board which is not found very often. Gaming is something that requires control and robust boards.
Summary: I needed to replace a motherboard (and, as it turns out, memory and CPU) in my primary Windows-based machine after what appears to be a power surge that got past my "protected" strip. I was tempted to go with a board I hadn't heard of (ECS), that had awesome features for a more than competitive price --- foolish me. The first board arrived DOA, and the replacement had a number of issues, probably 64 bit related.