Originally Posted by Mike-IRL
MSI's AMD boards aren't great in general and their low-end ones are terrible.
Their Intel boards are okay from what I've heard but that board looks like it's got potential.
Plus, their weakness is usually the VRMs, a 77W quad core should help make that weakness a lot less noticeable unless they really cheap out on power delivery.
My brother is running a i5 750 (or 760) overclocked for a long time now on a MSI P55 board (one with that hydra thing). That's also the reason I gave MSI a chance for my sig rig (usually an Asus guy).
I have to say the quality of their Intel boards is in a different league than their AMD ones.
I've read somewhere they claim their one of their phases is worth 6 regular ones. Don't know if that's true or just marketing gimmicks but I do think their Military Class components are indeed very durable.
However, I wouldn't buy an MSI again. My hearth lies with Asus and their overclocking options/UEFI is superior to MSI's IMHO. But for the money I paid this has been a great basic, no-nonsense board (and it's very economical on power)
Got my i5 2500k (95 W TDP) up to 5 Ghz on this and so far it hasn't exploded while doing some folding and stresstesting.Edited by Bloitz - 2/10/12 at 3:00am