( 4.5 Average / 21 Ratings )
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This board is just, so darn simple to configure with a clean bios gui, an the options oh my they go above, and beyond. A side from lacking raid capability this board is a dream to work with.
A little caveat is they have within bios the option to enable windows 7 compatibility mode, for installation. Now you do not have the full function of the board due its primary os of support Windows 10.
Very nice, for those of use still upgrading.
Not much to say. Sweet board so far. Nothing flashy in the looks department, but it's in my HTPC anyway, so that doesn't bother me. I like the BIOS. Wifi seems to work very well, especially considering I'm on the second floor and the opposite side of the house from the router.
Just make sure you check the manufacturer website for M.2 compatibility if you plan to utilize that slot.
Great motherboard, works like a charm. Had no trouble with this and the bios was easy to use. I got this because it was cheap enough and it had WiFi and Bluetooth.
Excellent mobo if you need wifi for your compact Skylake build.
As a first time builder who had never gone into a computer's BIOS in my life, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to change fan settings. I'm probably not going to OC my build, but it has tons of options for that.
This has none of the daft front panel connector placement of some other small motherboards, so don't worry about blocking things with your CPU cooler. The wifi is fast and perfectly stable if you have a good router. Works flawlessly with Windows 10.
Very happy with this motherboard, especially the built in wifi.
Very happy with this board. BIOS is really easy to navigate and has lots of great features. WiFi is fantastic, very solid signal strength. The M.2 slot in the back is a little inconvenient but I can't really complain given the very limited space on the board.
I was hesitant about this one because of the B150 chipset which will not allow overclocking and was actually created as a 'business' chipset, whatever that means. Since I decided not to overclock, it has more than enough functionality for my purposes. The BIOS is really nice with a cool GUI and does include options in the BIOS for overclocking the GPU / CPU. I haven't messed with these because the chipset, but I'm sure MSI drops the same 'gaming bios' onto all their Gaming Motherboards. Anyway, no complaints about it so far. Some folks had complained about the location of the audio header on the board, but I found that it fit nicely under the graphics card. Only thing I would say is maybe wait to put the RAM in until after connecting your front panel connectors because it made for a tight squeeze with my fingers. WIFI was a breeze, although I had to plug directly into the ethernet at first to download all the MSI drivers since I have no optical drive. Finally, there is no RAID functionality on this board, which I didn't realize at first, but no biggie.
I took 1 star off, since I got SATA SSD M.2 drive, but it was not reading it, I found out on some forums (not in the MANUAL) that this mobo supports only PCI-E M.2 cards, so I had remove the whole thing, remove the card (since it is on the back-plate of the mobo) ...I was a bit frustrated.
I think this card is good for this case especially, all main ports are in front, and all cables could be managed right between the front fan and the mobo. Other than that I can't compare with anything else, since this is my first build.
Just a solid motherboard. BIOS is easy to navigate, feature set is impressive, and it looks really clean. The placement of the USB2.0 and front audio headers are a little odd, but didn't really have a problem with those. There was also no interference between my GPU backplate and the RAM slots (This seems like a non-issue, but I've seen it be a problem on some other motherboards).