Summary: It is insanely difficult to plug in the 24-pin power connector for the motherboard, and just a tad bit difficult to plug in the 4-pin cpu power connector. I don't know if that was because of the motherboard or the power supply plugs, but it was just frustrating.
Summary: I bought this mobo because I thought MSI was a solid company. In fact I got two of their GTX 760's. I bought this from another seller on 2/24/14. It died on 4/15/14. After this incident, I have done some research into MSI and it appears that their mobo's are severely lacking in quality. Solid capacitors? Yea right. The capacitor popped on the mobo leaving me with a giant brick of a PC.
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: 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.