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: 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: Researched TONS of motherboards and reviewed all their ratings, compatibility etc on all of them. Long story short: Motherboard 1 came DOA. Wouldn't power on or even post. Didn't work. "Overnighted" motherboard 2. Put that in and it powered on, but DIMM slots 1-2 are dead so I can't put all my RAM in. The RAM I do have isn't running Dual Channel, only single. And I can't overclock it like I was planning on doing. So I have it running 16 GB single channel....
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.