Joined on 03/28/05
Exceeded my expectation
Pros: Easily to overclock Memory control works out of the box unlike other B550 brand boards Aesthetically pleasing
Cons: Slower Ethernet but my infrastructure is only 1Gbps None
Overall Review: I purchased an ASUS TUF B550, ASROCK PRO4 B550 and the MSI MPG B550 was the easiest to configure by far. Each has the same RAM and CPU. I was replacing an MSI motherboard that was 10 years old the MSI TRINERGY board OCed i7-860 @4.2Ghz since day 1. MSI is one of my top brands great products!
Fast When it works
Pros: It is screaming fast...
Cons: Newegg has no cross shipping on CPU. Grrrr! The CPU I bought is defective 50c @ idle reaches 60c @ load. Had the BSOD a few times. A few hours of frustration and dismay. Reseated heat sink with Arctic Silver 5 dropped a whopping 1c
Overall Review: RMA for replacement. Did I mention that Newegg will not cross ship CPU within the 7-days even if you have been a customer for years.............
Great Ram & Price
Pros: Great Ram manually set timings in Bios. Overclocked i7 and the Ram works like a champ
Cons: Had to manually set timings. That is the only con most likely a motherboard bios limitation from the manufacturer.
Overall Review: Core i7-860 @ 4.2Ghz MSI BIG BANG TRINERGY 2 XFX GTX 275' s SLI 2 Hitachi 250gb sata 2 Raid 0 PC Power and Cooling PSU Windows 7 x64 Ult
Nice Board for SLI
Pros: Whoa this board has almost everything. Able to run @ 4.156Ghz on a i7-860 and 2 XFX GTX 275 in SLI. Upgraded from a Phenom 2 940 BE @ 3.8Ghz because I won a Intel CPU....
Cons: Price was a little high but well worth it...
Overall Review: I am able to run BFBC2 beta with all the bells and whistles turned on. On the old system I was running DX9 mode
Pros: The board is S!CK. A slew of features on this beast. Finally got my 940 BE stable. Running 4Gb G Skill 1066Mhz in Single Channel mode. Works like a charm. SLI 8800 GTS (G92). No problem had a ASROCK K10N780SLIX3-WIFI this board works better for my components.
Cons: Was not free!
Overall Review: I am stable OC @3.6Ghz HT 5200 and NB/FSB 2.6Ghz Rock Solid. If running 1066 mem read the instructions Duh!