Summary: I jumped ship from AMD bandwagon to Intel and choose to go with this motherboard completely from price perspective. When I received the board, it was a pleasant surprise. As a gamers board, it has some rerlly nifty features that you won't see in consumer grade motherboards. A reset/power dedicated switches are one of them.
Run, run far, run fast, and keep running till you can't run anymore, then hail a cab, and keep going till you run out of gas.
Victor F., Amazon
5 February 2015
Summary: Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this mobo, even MSI has stopped trying to figure out all the issues these POS's are having. If you are going to risk it, do not update the bios, and do not install any of their utility's, they don't work or they constantly crash. Buy a mini pcie ethernet, or wifi card or both, because the "killer ethernet" connection is garbage, and will never work.
Summary: I bought this after my Asus mb died. The MSI mb comes with an LED display that will show trouble codes if a component is not working/detected. You will need to install drivers so that the Ethernet and sound capability will be activated.
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.