Summary: Behind the scenes here at TPU, I have been working closer with MSI than ever before, having been in contact with staff from VP down to tech service agents and marketing reps. The communication over email and phone, and the packages sent back and forth, amount to far more effort than I put into many other brands right now. MSI is one of those companies I have had a love-hate relationship with for many years, and honestly, they aren't my favorite company out there.
Pros: Overbuilt voltage regulation sections ensure that pushing the limits under LN2 is possible, Packed with high-end features to keep your system stable, HUGE accessories package, Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking to the limit, All fans independently controllable, Decent memory overclocking and compatibility, Great software package, Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS that includes mouse support and support for 3 TB+ drives
Cons: Mixed overclocked performance (will be improved with newer BIOSes now in testing), No Intel Thunderbolt, Color scheme used may not appeal to all
Summary: As overclockers we often demand more from our hardware and want something that is specially built to help us reach insane levels regardless of what hardware we are planning to run. Causal overclockers and hardware enthusiasts will often look to the mainstream for a suitable alternative but sometimes need more than what is available there.