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Pros: I build overclocked custom PC's as part of my business and I like the MSI products and the NEWEGG service. This board has a clean look overclocks well and worked great out of the box.
Cons: ANY board from any manufacturer can have an issue, be DOA or have a flaw. It happens rarely, but some folks don't realize their "sample of one" isn't the big picture.
Other Thoughts: I reviewed this board before, a previous purchase that did have an issue. This time, and all the other builds I've done, nothing was an issue so I thought I should post about that as well.
Newegg and I have a 10 year relationship, with me supplying money and them supplying products. Occasionally there is an issue with a product and they have always done the right thing, even more than they were required to do sometimes. If you keep in mind that they WANT you to be happy when you call and treat them as you wish to be treated it will go well. They cannot do what they cannot do, but with a good attitude you can get through it and get the best of a bad situation. Newegg rocks!
Pros: This is a "Haswell" motherboard that is Fully Featured, high performance, with Overclock Genie or overclockable via BIOS. It has the MSI "Live Update" for drivers update. I have built on this board, or the previous socket version of this board multiple units. All are running at 4.0GHz or faster full time without a hitch.
I will admit I have been something of a "fanboy" of MSI, but didn't realize it until a friend pointed it out to me. Truth is I had one ASUS board, it had issues, two ECS boards and one had issues and about 7 MSI boards and had never had an issue. So I stay with what works well. Read on though.
I purchased an i7-4770K (the overclockable version) and 16GB of DDR3-2133 RAM and it all runs great. Memory is running at spec and CPU is 4.0 GHZ for all cores. That won't excite a hard core OC'er, but it's the fastest office PC my clients have ever seen. They tell their friend and I get another build. I love it!
I might add here that the BIOS overclocking was a bit of a mystery until I researched it. I expected all the editable fields to act the same when selected, but some of them you just type to get a reaction. It was high speed heaven after that!
Cons: The first board did arrive DOA, and of course you discover it after you've completed the build and routed all the wiring and it looks real pretty. I had never had a bad motherboard in a build before, and I was shocked! I have used MSI boards for years (had great track record with me) and I started out thinking it was anything but the motherboard. A call to MSI tech, some troubleshooting and part substitution and testing, then he was telling me to RMA it. It happens, takes time. I'd still choose MSI for my next build and the replacement runs super!
Other Thoughts: One of the selling points of the MSI boards is the ability to overclock CPU's on them. I hope that this mention in this review won't disqualify it, but we all know that the CPU makers don't condone it - even while they sell a special version of their product to allow it to be done.
I have built several i5 core and i7 core systems on recent MSI boards and they all run well and run cool at 4.0+ GHz speeds. I do use a big cooler, like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, and have monitored temps to be sure (the oldest build is the computer I am writing on, also OC'd the most). Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and now Haswell have all been stellar platforms if properly cooled in decent sized top vented cases.
I must hand out some props to NEWEGG. They have always given me excellent (or is that EGGcellent?) service the few times I have called them. Over the years I made them my "go to" source when ever I can, in part because of that service. I had some issues with the return of the defective board and they handled it in a most professional manner. The also went an extra mile for me when they might have blown me off (and been justified in strict terms), and that will bring me back many times in the future. Thank you NEWEGG, you're the best!
This review is from: Bunn GR 10 Cup Home Velocity Brewer Black
Pros: When you want good coffee FAST!
Fast brewing, optional fine grind spray head available from website. Used these for years in various versions. Was a big fan, but.....if you can call support and press 1 for a call back (they will call you back!) you will speak to a very helpful employee in the US who will handle the problem properly.
Cons: Leaking on the counter top. Plain cold water, so it's not as bad as it might be. Apparently the gasket isn't up to snuff between the fill and heating tanks.
Other Thoughts: I think the gasket from the fill tank to the heating tank is leaking after about 22 months (36 month warranty) and leaking out the electric cord opening at the back bottom. About 1-2 ounces per use. Not as big a deal on my counter top but if you have any sort of wood-based / formica type counter keep an eye on it.
SUMMARY: Not perfect but excellent, and Customer Service at BUNN is second to none if you just give them a chance!
Display Name: Steven H.
Date Joined: 06/25/04
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