Date Joined: 06/30/10
Pros: - Solid construction, intuitive layout, well labeled board
- Attractive board design without being gaudy
- Well priced X570 board for given features
- Nice heat sink for M.2 SSD
- User manual is EXTREMELY helpful and informative for first time builders
Cons: - CPU Cooler connection brackets are a little short
- No JUSB headers on top near CPU
Overall Review: I finally made my dream come true of building my first ever PC, and this MSI Mobo helped make that a success. I selected this board for the competitive pricing for an X570 board based on the features offered. Upon receiving the board I was very pleased with the packaging and included material. Attractive board design that isn't visually detracting. I completed my build along with a step by step video build guide. But in addition to that, I found the user manual to be EXTREMELY helpful. I've never quite utilized a user manual that provided such a comprehensive overview of the product that was laid out in such a straightforward way. It really helped my build go smoothly.
My main issue would be that the connection brackets for CPU cooler could be heightened a bit. I REALLY struggled to get the AMD Wraith Prism cooler installed, as I could not manage to get the mounting clips over the bracket lips on the board, and smeared my thermal paste around a little as a result. I remedied this by loosening the threaded screws holding down the black brackets, effectively heightening the bracket while still being attached to the board. Then after clamping the cooler I tightened the screws back down. Other minor complaints would be the UEFI BIOS is a bit slow on bootup. Additionally, I would have liked to see a JUSB header at the top of the board near the CPU, since i needed to utilize this for the Wraith Cooler Master RGB control, and the Cooler cable was too short to route around the back, making it the one exposed cable in the visible area of my case.
Overall I was very pleased with this board and would suggest it to anyone working within this budget range.
[This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program]