Highy recommended but avoid this one pitfall during install
Electronics Nut, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This MB is sharp looking and works great. But I did run into a problem which was easily solved by updating the Bios AND the Management Engine (ME) software. I installed a new Intel G3258 Haswell chip and this caused the MB to not be able to restart or reboot -it just just sat there with the CPU fan spinning whenever I tried to reboot. I had to hold down the Power switch for 10 seconds and do a cold boot for the MB to come back to life.
Summary: I am sure this would be a good motherboard if it would work reliably. Regardless of what bios settings I chose it puts the lan card into a deep sleep mode, thus preventing any access to the Internet. I had to manually update all drivers and multiple manual flashes and nada. Very frustrating.
Summary: I love this motherboard. It worked perfectly with my new i7 PC project. Note - it would not automatically reboot until I updated the driver. It just shut down and I had to manually re-start the computer. When it came time in the sequence of things to update the drivers - it fixed it neatly !!
Summary: Bought this on sale and dropped in a G3258 and 8 GB of memory all for under 180 bucks and completed the build with some spare parts. Possibly the easiest build I have ever had as it was up and running in no time. There were no hitches and it has run great since. The G3258 overclocked easily to 4 GHz and was completely stable, and I bumped the Team Zeus memory to 1866 without any problems.
Summary: I bought this item on april 4th, but i had to wait until it arrived to my country, so i began to use it like in July. But on september 29th stopped working, 3 days before had some problems with USB ports, but on september 29th it just turn off by itself, completely dead. I don't recommend it, is a time bomb... tic tac tic tac. Maybe there's some hope on MSI? i'm very far from the closest MSI headquarters and support. But will try not to loose $99 that i gave for this.
Good, just make sure you know what you are getting
Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 August 2014
Summary: This Motherboard is perfectly acceptable. I haven't had any major issues with it. The only things that irked me are things that I either didn't check on, or didn't initially think would be an issue. In case it helps some other people, the three things that irked me were the number of USB ports, the sound output, and the lack of SLI support. USB- This was just a laxity of research on my part.