( 4.4 Average / 31 Ratings )
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Great motherboard, works very well, has everything I need. Built-in sound card works okay; I bought a sound card because I am a bit of an audiophile. I wish it was a little more spacious, but I guess that's what I get for getting an ATX.
My first experience with MSI, previously a Gigabyte or ASUS man and I'm super impressed. Love the bios - the motherboard explorer - kewl. And the utilities that come bundled are actually useful and work. Especially like the auto driver update manager app-type thing. Also there was no need to get SATA drivers downloaded to a thumb drive before installing Windows as per Gigabyte H97-UD3. Overclocking - eezy peezy with MSi Commander or Interl Extreme Overclocking Utility.
BIOS isn't amazing, and I broke the front panel USB 3 pins a little, works well with the paint and handling of everything else, good deal too.
Good motherboard, I love the OC genie.
Cheap and it has everything I need
I wish I would have gone with a better board. The BIOS isn't exactly the MOST user friendly. I will swap it out eventually. I still give it 5 stars though
Great if you need a m.2 slot, 5 sata III ports, one msata port, and fan headers galore. great for overclocking, but I haven't utilized this yet. also comes with some cool extras like my favorite, a hard msi shield sticker, its awesome.