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.
Summary: Pros Very stable User friendly Nice BIOS interface Quality components WI-FI and Bluetooth included Easy to overclock Gamer's dream Against WI-FI antenas could be attached on the motherboard, instead being connected via wire
Summary: I've been using the motherboard for the last couple of months and its been rock solid with my overclocked 4670k. It was a breeze to install and does everything I expected it to do. I will most definitely will look at MSI again when planning my next upgrade.
Summary: Overall, I'm not unhappy with my purchase, but it could've been much better. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this board to others yet. I'll make up my mind on that when I figure out if my BIOS can actually be updated to the latest version or not and update this review.
Pros: The board looks nice. It even has LEDs on the back of it for some reason. The construction feels and looks solid.
Cons: The BIOS is a bit clunky and won't update (seriously - flashing an update just freezes it. I end up just having to reset the machine after waiting awihle). Hopefully this BIOS doesn't have any crushing bugs, because I'm stuck with it...
Summary: This motherboard is very stable and reliable, it's my first MSI motherboard and will probably not be my last. I bought this in June or July 2013 and have not ran into any issues with it, only a few very minor nitpicks. I have a 4670k overclocked to 4.4ghz 24/7 usage aircooled (NHD14), over all this is a really solid motherboard.
Pros: - Build Quality (power design is really nice)
Cons: Not really a con, but MSI's software is kind of clunky and annoying, but you can do without it if you wish, I still have Live Update installed just to let me know when driver updates are available, I do not use the software for installing them.