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Pros: Sturdy base, great design
Cons: Worst viewing angles in the history of LCD monitors :(
Other Thoughts: Very horrible viewing angles. If you're not directly level with the monitor, all you'll see are shadows and distorted colors. Luckily I was able to RMA this.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: This board was $100 down the drain. For some reason, Windows was reserving my RAM - the computer properties would say "8GB installed (3.49 GB useable)". I updated to the latest BIOS, I'm using a 64bit processor (A6-3650) and 64bit Windows 8, updated all other drivers, and checked the RAM (DDR3-1066 - two 4gb sticks) on other computers, which worked fine. I've researched that others who have had this problem can fix it through a BIOS setting for remapping the memory, but didn't find such an option on this mobo's BIOS. I'm blaming it on the board since there doesn't seem to be a problem with any of the other components. I'm also giving this a low rating because the MSI tech support was not very helpful.
Other Thoughts: In the end I decided to steer away from the FM1 boards and processors and try my luck with the AM3/AM3+ types.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap - bought it for about $50 when on sale, but I still think I paid too much for this junk
Cons: -Paper isn't picked up by the feeder... you need to manually push the pile of paper into the printer for it to be able to pick one sheet up
-I probably printed about 40 sheets over the course of 3 months, and my black ink level was halfway through. However, all of a sudden the printer tells me the black ink cartridge isn't a compatible cartridge for this printer, and won't let me print anything unless I install a new cartridge..even though the ink level was only half-empty. There was a class-action lawsuit against Epson when their printers "tricked" consumers into buying new cartridges when there was still ink in the old ones. I think HP is pulling that same stunt...