Date Joined: 02/14/06
Pros: The biggest pro is power to cpu sideways connection much easier to connect when using large twin fan cooler, major plus and I use a Lian li large case. First I was using a Mpower max A/C which is a good board but no comparison. I don't understand all the negative ratings and hign ratings on other msi board that share the same chipset. The lay out is great I love the led lighting on the audio divided circuit. The fading "X" on the board looks cool too. The board started up on the first try no weird boot reboot issues like some Gigabyte boards. The same overclock on my I7 4770k used a lower voltage with exact same settings as Mpower max A/C, lower voltage, cooler processor, awesome.
Cons: None just yet it is early but I am confident in MSI.
Overall Review: My setup I7 4770k, Xpower board of course EVGA GTX980 reference SC. ddr3 2400 adata memory. Lg blu ray drive zalfan fan controller with six zalman fans. Evga super nova 1300g2 overkill but I was running two 780TI's in SLI. Hard drive a Samsung EVO 850 . This board is a steal for this price by it before it is gone.