Summary: I simply love this motherboard, it has integrated WiFi and bluetooth, and has been working with no problems. I bought it without knowing about the WiFi and bluetooth, it simply made everything so much easier. The only problem is that its drivers are way too heavy to download, and the MSI website's download speed isn't a lot.
Summary: I really was excited to work with this board on my new build. I've heard a lot of really good things about this board, and I was ready to do some crazy overclocking with it. The first board I got had bent CPU pins (ordered from SuperBiiz.com). The one I actually got from Amazon arrived very quickly, which was awesome, but the board hardly powered on. I was incredibly disappointed. I ended up getting an Asus z87 Pro board from TigerDirect, which works just fine.
Get this if you want all the features of Asus without the premium price.
Nossy "Nossy", Amazon
19 October 2013
Summary: This motherboard has all the bells and whistles without the Asus/Gigabyte premium price tag. I was deciding among four boards: MSI z87 MPower, MSI z87-GD-45/65, and Asus Z87 Pro. I decided to go with this one because of the wireless and extra power delivery. I am pretty satisfied with my decision since it over-clocks pretty well and I am only using CM EVO 212. I almost took the plunge and went with a closed loop water cooler corsair H80i, but it was out of my budget.
Summary: I'm only writing a brief review because I built a computer for someone else using this motherboard. My experiences are brief so take them as such. That said, I loved what I saw of this motherboard with the time I spent with it. Overclocking was easy and doable straight from the Operating System (Windows 7 in this case), although I imagine you'll need to be careful there. I didn't test it. I would assume there is some safety guards in place for that.
Summary: ASUS Z87 PRO VS MSI Z87 MPOWER: I originally purchased the Asus Z87 Pro which I returned due to issues, so this will basically be a comparison between the two. My current MSI build is with a 4770k, MSI GTX760, 8gb Patriot DDR3 Memory, 750W PSU Corsair, and 64GB SanDisk SSD. My ASUS build was with the same 4770k chip, 8gb Crucial Memory, 600W PSU, and 500gB 7200 RPM Western Digital HDD, and a EVGA GTX 760.
Summary: I have this in a custom build using a Fractal Design R2. If I use it as a stock board it runs fine. So far, every time I've tried the OC button it has crashed the system with a BSOD. I have an i7 4770K, and when the motherboard OC function is used it automatically goes to about 4.2 GHZ. This causes the system to be unstable. I haven't tried to do a manual OC, so I can't comment on that.
Summary: This is an amazing motherboard. Although i might be too stupid to use it. I can't seem to get the over clocking to work, i have to keep clearing the cosmos button on the back of the pc. Besides that though, the motherboard runs super cool and is made very well. great board, on board sound card is great, and the ports are amazing. bluetooth is good and wifi.
Summary: This MoBo has done everything I've asked from it. Simple straightforward software installs all of the features included with the motherboard. Great sound card included and software for that. Overclocking couldn't be much easier than with this bad boy. Only slight issue was getting on of my power cables to the top of the mobo, somewhat odd placement but I have a large case so it's more my fault.