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Cons: Dead video output out of the box. See below.
Other Thoughts: I RMA'ed my last motherboard back to Newegg after my previous MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 instantly died upon installing the horrible drivers included on it's installation disk. I received my new one today and this one has no working video output. All standard troubleshoots performed from checking graphics card, cables, plugs, and testing other parts in other PCs.
This will NOT be a cycle. MSI never gets a dime from me again and I will be asking for a full refund or it gets charged back. I don't have these problems with Asus/Gigabyte products.
Pros: It's cheap but...
Cons: This motherboard includes a drivers disc that has an option called, "MSI Live Update". The exe will try to update your BIOS from Windows. Running this has a very high chance of bricking your motherboard. Resetting CMOS, PSU removal, and battery pulling will all do nada. MSI's own forum moderators confirm this. Avoid this motherboard at all costs!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CFI Prime 223 CFI-A5396 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: It was cheap with a frontal USB 3.0 port. Back fan works.
Cons: Front fan was DOA. No manual, instructions, or guide of any kind.READ FULL REVIEW