( 4.4 Average / 8 Ratings )
Posted on the first try, super sturdy, love the RGB, no dead pins or connections. Very easy to work with.
The board supports Broadwell-E right out of the box, and it's been working like a dream. Very stable, easy to overclock. Although the software could use a bit more improvement, but still overall a very good motherboard for X99 platform.
GREAT looking motherboard, the carbon fiber is a bonus and the XMP lights on the bottom are always red which sucks in my blue build, it's not too noticeable though. Overlocking is easy but you can't change the core clock without using (+/-) in bios, so don't take more than a day to realize that like I did. smh.
A tiny bit hard to use, but very useful for overclocking. Supports Broadwell-E out of the box.
If you're looking for an extreme motherboard for your next lga 2011-3 build than look no further. Not only does this board look beautiful but it also has the brains to back it up. The bios on this board makes everything super easy to set up as well as looking amazing.
Honestly this board is alright, but not fantastic. The included USB Type-C back panel connector is nice, and the LEDs look alright. However, despite all of the fan connectors being 4-pin, only CPUFAN1 uses PWM speed control (the others all use voltage control). And as of March 2017 (this may have changed depending on when you're reading this) the LED control software is abysmally bad. It's impossible to control the LEDs without installing the "MSI Gaming App" which includes a whole lot of redundant features (mouse DPI settings, keyboard macros, etc.); there's also no way to control the LEDs (or turn them off) on a non-windows system, as basic LED settings don't persist through reboots.
Maybe with time MSI can fix some of the issues with the gaming app (just give us a standalone LED controller please), at which point this board might be bit of a better purchase.
So im not too sure how to rate this, its still running so thats good. not the best for an SLI in my case since the bottom gpu is a litle low to the PSU shroud, but im sure if i didnt have the case theres plenty of room. rear IO is nice and thus far has enough ports for my K70, M65, X52 pro joystick/throttle, TrackIR5 , headset, plus a monitor extension to add a few extra slots. lights are pretty cool but i always have it set at red.
Has just about everything you could want minus thunderbolt support and a built in wireless card. No issues 9 months in (knocks on wood)