Summary: Got this board to replace a Z77 I had that was crapping out, and I'm finding that this one has the same problems. Sometimes the computer just turns off, and there's definite issues with power delivery to peripherals. Checked it with multiple PSUs, and it's not that. Friend of mine clued me in that there are known engineering issues with various budget boards, such as MSI, that they won't fix because of the tiny section of the userbase that's affected.
Summary: Beautifully crafted motherboard. As a novice I totally loved the auto overclock switches. I have tried to play with the settings manually but i dont have the time to trial and error to get a stable system so i let the mobo do all of that for me and it does it very well. it is possible to open intel tuning utility and manually up the timing on the processor and stuff.
Summary: It's a really nice looking mother board. All the controls on the outside of the case like a on button and a reset button are built onto the motherboard for easy troubleshooting. Diagnostic instructions are pretty followable on the MSI website and tech support was helpful but I had the bad luck of receiving two shorted out motherboards in a row.
Summary: I am now on my 3rd mpower z87 motherboard. The first one work would not power up. It would start to power, for a split second, then crap out. The fans would turn for a moment then power would shut off. Second board worked great for about a month, then the exact same thing. I am not on my third board, and I can't believe it but I am going to have to send it back. The screw to lock the MSATA to the motherboard is too short to screw in.