Joined on 06/29/04
Pros: I researched motherboard reviews for a couple of weeks before settling on this one. Although it does not get as high marks as some of the other boards when it comes to over clocking ability, it still was among the top performers. What it scored high on was stability and ease of installation. So, given I am help desk support for two teenagers and a PC novice spouse and this was the first computer I planned to build completely from scratch the MSI P6N SLI PLATINUM was a no brainer for my needs. Plus I have had MSI MBs before and I love the Live Windows BIOS and Driver update software. I am happy to report the board was easy to setup and it fired up the very first time. The most frustrating issue I ran into was that Windows XP would not recognize the 320GB HD I had installed. After some research, I discovered that you need XP SP1 or higher to see the full size of HD larger than 136MB or something like that. So after reading how to slipstream SP2 and the orig XP CD I was good to go.
Cons: None as of yet. I could care less about the orange and green lights that other have commented on.
Overall Review: E6600, ZALMAN CNPS9500, CORSAIR 620HX, EVGA 7950GT KO 512, Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS, Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB)800, Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s, XP SP2, Office 2007
Pros: To be determined
Cons: I wish the post regarding the off\on switch on the bottom of the TV had come in earlier, because last week I returned my 1st unit because the power would not come on after I plugged it in. I even called vender tech support and they didn't mention the off\on switch. So I RMA'ed it back to NewEgg. On the second unit the LDC pannel was shattered (assume this was UPS's fault), so I'm now waiting on my third unit. Hopefully this will be charms.