Joined on 03/16/07
Pros: Was able to overclock my Q6600 to 3.8 GHZ rock solid stable. Bios is solid, PCI-E 2.0, I slapped 2 9600GT's in this board and benched it against my friends 780i with my 9600's in it and the msi board acually scored higher in 3dmark06! not by much but there is plenty of bandwidth here!
Cons: 2 IDE ports, i guess they look stupid but for someone this might be a plus.
Overall Review: After first having the asus 750i with loads of problems this board has treated me very kind. MSI has my next motherboard purchase for sure. Don't let the bandwidth fool you 1 @ 16X and other @ 8X but it is 2.0 cards will not exceed 8X 2.0 for a while.
Pros: It was supposed to be the best air cooler on the market.
Cons: This thing is horrible, The base was so warped that it would wobble on a flat surface. I rma for a new one and that one was better but not great and got a refund. The fan clips is the most awful design ever as previous reviewer stated they are just cruddy paper clips.
Overall Review: My new Zalman 9700 is running way better and comes with a very flat polished surface.
Overall Review: I'll clarify. This board is ok but the bios is immature has problems and uses cheap parts. The ecs boards I get free with cpu's is not THIS board it is the lower end models that come free in bundle deals where i get the cpu with a board cheaper than the cpu itself. I am just stating that ecs has a bad track record of being cheap and unstable. Any employee at my local fryz will tell you that. Yet another reply from these people that shows you how rude they are.
Pros: X48 intel chipset.
Cons: Everything else. The copper heatpipe is glued??? That does not transfer heat. ECS's people are rude! Just read the comment below of what they replied. Cruddy parts on this board do not buy.
Overall Review: I get these boards free with CPU's at my local store and toss them in the garbage.
Pros: Good game from what I played on the 360.
Cons: As other have stated there is a huge problem with the stupid configuration utility freezing. It starts every time the game starts and it freezes. There is a way to launch it through setting but textures look horrible and the highest resolution you can set is 1280X1024. This is the most ridiculous form of bad quality assurance I have seen in a long time. A company that releases a game that has this many bugs should have a lawsuit follow.
Overall Review: I should slap a cardboard house together paint time machine on it sell it then tell people that you cannot return it or get your money back but just be patient and we'll have a fix for it soon. LAME!!!!