( 4.4 Average / 34 Ratings )
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.
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
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.
Good motherboard but probably a better one for the same price. I like the color scheme and has all the ports i need. con is they had poor placement for the usb 3.0 port because my graphics card is blocking it. Other than that i have no complaints
I wouldn't mind looking into new MOBOs. I will probably stick with MSI. I will probably look into the gaming 7 boards. This one makes me a little nervous sense the original arrived dead. Haven't had further issues, but that definitely stuck with me.
Great motherboard for the price. I pay 120$ CAD on Ncix in december 2014
I had MSI Z97 Gaming 5 and I returned it because of M.2 was limited to 512GB and I have this one already and I am really comfortable with the motherboard features. Corsair SP120 Fans are connected to motherboard directly (Sys Fan1 and Sys Fan2) and Corsair AF120 Front Fan and Corsair AF120 Top 2 Fans are connected to splitter so I can keep the system tidy.