Summary: I got this for under $70 after shipping, what a steal! It works perfectly and I couldn't ask for better. I'm coming for a lover of Asus boards and none of them have ever failed me, not once. I love the Red/Black theme on the motherboard. The software on the other hand is a bit iffy compared to Asus though in my opinion. Not much else I can say than to get this sweet board.
A Very Affordable Gaming Motherboard from a Very Reliable Brand
Dr. Lamb, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: Amazing board focused at gaming for a very affordable price. With this motherboard I was able to overclock an non-unlocked i5 (haswell) by 200Mhz in a client build. The network optimization and overclocking potential make this a must have for haswell gamers.
Summary: After booting a few times, BIOS settings menu became almost empty and showed broken characters like . Searching in forum show some other people had similar issues. Next, I tried to upgrade BIOS, and I made a mistake by disconnecting USB drive after rebooting once (I had to keep it there until rebooting 2~3 times).
Summary: I Bought this to replace my dead MSI AMD Motherboard, I thought i would go with an intel MB this time around. I must say this was a great buy, i love the overclocking feature, and the graphical bios with mouse compatibility is very cool. i added an intel 3.4ghz CPU with 8gb RAM, running windows 8.1, it also has a boot to bios option and a fast boot as well, I would recommend this to any one, oh and it looks great as well. Buy it already!
Worth the extra cost if you want a machine with some extra bells and whistles
Jonathan Bayless, Amazon
16 May 2014
Summary: So far I am loving this motherboard. This was my first system build in a few years, the last being a Core2Duo machine. I hesitated to spend the extra cash on this fancy motherboard when you can get a decent socket 1150 board for about half the price. The main things that put me over the top: - Looks, I'll admit it, I want the inside of the machine to look cool - Build quality, I want the more serious heatsinks and higher quality memory slot and other connectors that come...
Summary: This is a magnificent piece of technology. It has easy to read instructions and got my rig built in no time. The magic happens when I turn on the PC. A dragon suddenly appeared like a Genie in a bottle. It asked me what my wish was and I could only get 1 wish. I was stunned, my mind was empty at such a moment that I could wish for world peace. I just said, oh my God. And all of a suddenly there was a flash of white light and God appeared. All I could do was jaw dropping.
Summary: The board is great for gaming users but its not the best. MSI should have known the issues about the PCI-E 3.0 x 16 setup. If you use the top slot then you're unable to use the other PCI-E 2 which is right below it. If you use SLI setup, then forget about using the other 2 PCI slots. Using SLI setup will block the use of the PCI 2.0 slots, eventually leaving you with no other way of setting up wifi but through USB. Everything else on the board works great.
Summary: It looks beautiful, and has all the features to go with it. I'm not intending to overclock mine, so can't review the oc genie features, but the BIOS is very easy to use, and easy to adjust, and the utilities that come on a disc are great. Ports are all in great locations. A million usb 3 ports, my only issue is that I only have one usb 3 device! Everything was easy to install.