Summary: I just bought this MOBO recently. I put the parts together, and the first thing I notice is that the CPU temp starts off at 41 Celsius and goes up to 58 Celsius on idle when viewing from the BIOS. I install windows 8.1, and the drivers using the Command Center App that came with the MOBO, I discovered that the CPU temp shows 28 Celsius. After a small amount of usage, the computer trips off.
Pros: Easy to Build, It has nice a GUI for the BIOS, and the Command Center tool was really helpful
Cons: Faulty MOBO. Random shut downs. CPU temp starts off very high on idle
Summary: Great mother board. Only thing the could have improved on was the size of the heat sinks located above the CPU. They are shaped like dragons which is cool. BUT since they are so big, at least in my case it is preventing me from adding a fan to the top of my case. The one touch over clock is awesome especially if you are not experienced with over clocking CPUs. The dual bios is cool incase one crashes you wont have to worry to much.
Summary: This is the second one of this board I have had. I bought my current one after the first one blew up because of my 24/7 OC to my ASUS 7970 DC2 from 925 to 950. Unacceptable. I also broke one of the SATA data port and usb3 ports after GENTLY unplugging said wires. Again, unacceptably weak design. Now, this one gets a "03" error every 5 boots. This has something to do with north bridge initialization.
Usual mice and keyboards work fine, but other things may give you problems
Paul Hase, Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: had some trouble with USB ports not working right with everything I plugged in Win 7 64 bit. I read from several sources that it is a MSI problem in their bios that they have not fixed. Usual mice and keyboards work fine, but other things may give you problems, ie headphones, memory sticks, usb drives, and other devices.
Summary: i've bought this MOBO and it's work very good ! but just a little problem: the USB 3.0 port for the front panel of the case is very very very difficult to connect ! but in the general : i've no problems and it's work perfectly !