( 4.5 Average / 31 Ratings )
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Looks great and BIOS was easy breezy to set up, no issues whatsoever. Little overpriced at the moment though.
If I could, I would give it 10 Stars! :D
Pros (I Don't Even Know Where to Begin)
-Motherboard feels really high quality.
-Mostly everything was easy to install, one of the RAM sticks needed a little bit more of a push to get in.
-Nice layout of the components. Everything is in the right place which lead to good cable management.
-Relatively easy to install the motherboard software.
-My favorite part of this motherboard, the Command Centre. Let's me control the fan speeds to keep the system cool and has sensors on the board that tell the current temperature. Also, has a Cooling Feature. One push of the button and all fans go to 100% and the temperature drops from 60C to 30C in less than 2mins.
-The three debug LEDs are perfect in identifying hardware problems. Just a note, the Graphics LED will come on than come off when the computer starts. It's normal and it's initializing the digital output.
Cons (Does not affect my overall 10 Star Rating):
-Red LEDs at the back of the motherboard gave me a scare at first. Thought they were the Debug LEDs, but they were for design. Should make the Debug LEDs a different colour so it isn't totally confusing.
-MSI Gaming App doesn't give me the options to see my GPU speed and temperature. Also, it doesn't appear while in-game. The investigation continues! :D
It's a fantastic Motherboard. Originally going to go with a ASUS Motherboard, but it was sold out and this was the next best thing. You can say it was like we were meant to be. Anyways, if I could give it 10 stars, I would. It's just that great. It looks pretty, it feels like high quality and the components are in great positions which make it great for cable management. My favorite part of the motherboard is the MSI Command Centre. It gives me the options to control the fans and has a neat feature where I can cool the system down with one push of a button.
There's only two Cons, but they're not deal breakers.
Other than that, it's a really really great motherboard and well worth the money in my opinion. :)
I've been craving low end gaming motherboards and here is a great option!
This board has nice LED features, I liked the Bios enough (and it has OC'ing options!), aesthetically simple, but with enough flash to set it apart from standard mATX boards in this price range for the 1151 platform. It's exactly what I was looking for.
The only grief I have with this board was how difficult it was to plug in the motherboard power. The amount of force I had to use was way beyond my comfort level.
OK motherboard. It only came with 2 SATA cables (it has 4 SATAs though). If you're like me and have 3 SATA devices (in my case, an SSD, HDD, and optical drive) make sure you order an extra cable. Also the audio driver isn't working.
Super solid and reliable motherboard, but is limited to one GPU.
Pretty good mobo. Boots into BIOS as fast as a samsung SSD can load a word document I want to say. I had a hassle getting the drivers installed, but that's just because I had no optical drive for my pc and I had to use my other pc to get them on a USB. sigh*
Great motherboard. Only con Is that its hard to insert your RAM and other components without feeling the need to break your mobo, and the price you pay for isn't reasonable.
Very well built, easy to install and looks cool! I could have save some money here but going with a different Mobo but the bling got to me.
109 AUD. Can't go wrong. Don't expect to overclock or have a lot of high end features.
But solid board, build quality felt good, easy BIOS, and is on of the few boards at it's price point that has colored accents.
Alternatively I maybe should of gone with an ATX board to fill out the case a bit, but that's minor.
note: The blue capacitors you don't notice at all, they're fine.
A beautiful board, nice color scheme on it. And red leds look sweet. Nice looking capacitors, overall build quality is fantastic.