Pros: High quality VRM, good board layout and losless audio.
Cons: Could use more fan connections. Wish I would've known how great it was sooner.
This motherboard has exceeded my expectations at almost every turn, especially with all of the garble about recent MSI board problems that I have read about. Beautiful black and blue color scheme is well thought out, as is the slot layout. The pci-e slots are spaced well as to not deem the x1 and legacy pci slots unusable. With the two x16 slots seperated correctly as well, it is very feasable to crossfire or SLI without killing the extra slots. The upgraded audio puts this board ahead of most onboard and the audio utilities take full advantage of it. Included accessories give case owners without USB 3 the chance to install it in their case and the six included sata cables are high...(read more)