I have the MSI board and it has been phenomenally stable. I got my one touch oc genie overclock and my 2600K is running 4.2 stable and no problems. Sure it ups my voltage a little bit more but I'm not an overclocker at all and trying to learn. It gives me a good reference point to start. Also the higher grade components don't hurt. That $100 bucks saved went into my graphics card and being economical is the way to go these days.