Good motherboard, Bad supportive software from MSI crashed the PC. Support does not care.
Larry Smith "LSmith1437", Amazon
21 June 2014
Summary: This motherboard was part of a new machine I put together 5/2014. The install went smoothly, and runs great. Windows 7 Ultimate. All hardware I installed was detected correctly. Setting the speed of the overclockable RAM was very easy to do. Overall very happy. Now, here's the caution: Don't install any of MSI's own software into your operating system. Doing so destabilized my system.
Summary: Well when I was figuring out what my build was going to consist of, this board immediately caught my eye. For its cheap price, (i got it for $120) the military quality parts and the 3 PCI-e slots was a big deal. this means this board will have huge versatility for my future when upgrading parts on my computer, and I won't have to replace the motherboard for a long time.
Summary: This is an analog PWM motherboard perfect for the Z87 platform running on a 4+1/4+1 phase, not to be confused with an 8 phase VR. That means the CPU cannot be overclocked to extreme levels like MSI's Big Bang or Lightning motherboards. With that being said I think this motherboard is great for mainstream users. X16 on one card, and SLI at x8 x8 is enough for everyone as well as a 4.4-5 ghz frequency on the CPU.
Summary: I used this board in my new build. It works just fine. It's been about 5 years since I've built a PC, so I was a little taken back by the updated futuristic looking BIOS, but it's pretty cool and super easy to use, and has lots of customization for overclocking, which I might do some day.
Summary: I couldn't be happier - It supports my 2 GPU cards for an LTC mining build and its standing up very well to the extreme heat of those environments. Running 24hrs a day for months I can say its very stable and reliable. A good choice.
Summary: + Black and Blue Heatsinks + Features DVI, HDMI, and VGA outputs on I/O + Features SLI/Xfire Support + Easily overclockable RAM slots + Easy-to-follow BIOS - Ugly brown PCB contrasts with attractive black and blue heatsinks - Only supports 2-Way SLI, even with three x8 PCIe lanes - Though RAM is easily overclockable, CPU voltage limitations make overclocking Haswell a rough time This could be an average board, being it’s not a “budget” board or “extreme” board, being it...
Summary: Really a nice board. Used it as a transition from AMD to Intel, and I am impressed already. This board not only looks really nice, but is extremely resilient (I had a little bit of an incident dropping the thing, long story, wouldn't recommend doing that though.) I also didn't know it had an mSATA slot, which is really nice, can't wait to stick an SSD in there.