Summary: Originally I would have given this higher ratings. The board went out on me 3 months after I built a new high end computer. This board started out good, was easy to make BIOS settings changes, and it looks great. Once it went out, MSI support was difficult to deal with, took weeks to get a replacement board. What I got was a refurb board, and it had a problem as I could not get a post once it was installed.
Summary: I bought and broke this (jammed in non-fitting CPU), the CPU socket only takes older CPUs, so I would be careful in buying this! The newer board supports i7, and I will be a buyer once my current Gigabyte motherboard wears out and I finally decide to break the bank for a new Haswell quad core processor. Other than breaking, it looks like a great motherboard! Holds 2 graphics cards, 4 memory slots, and has tons of extras. Tons of extras.
Summary: The product was not the worse in its entirety, non of the USB ports worked at first so I had to download all this software to try and make it work, I got nothing. I called msi and all they said was, it's probably a hardware problem talk to your provider about warranty. In the end the board's amazing audio wasnt that good either, everytime I would increase the volume in my speakers for volume 1-10 or something you would hear a buzzing noise then from 10-100 was when it...
Summary: Purchased as a computer for casual gaming. Looks great and works great, no complaints about the performance. Occasional non-response from internet while gaming, but not sure if its the software or the isp.
Pros: -Great control from kill-LAN feature, -Looks great, -Fast bundle
Cons: -A little on the pricy side even with the rebates
Summary: i dint use it b4 and was having major B.S.O.D issues because of conflicting drivers. so please save ur self the night mare and use the live update that msi provides u can get an up to date version at the msi site. can select what you want to or dont want to update on it. the board is great so far super easy to overclock to. no other issues since i used the liveupdate to get my drivers.