Editors Liked

  • Convenient board layout
  • Sports four 6Gbps SATA ports
  • Includes USB 3.0 expansion bracket
  • Lots of other in-box extras
  • Supports both SLI and CrossFireX
  • Offers one-button overclocking
  • Four SATA 6 Gb/s ports
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 eSATA ports
  • DDR3 Support up to 2133 (O.C.)
  • Excellent layout

Editors Didn't Like

  • No CrossFireX bridge cable included
  • Allows only two additional USB 2.0 ports
  • No integrated video
  • UEFI a little messy
  • Possible SATA port confusion
  • MSI’s UEFI BIOS is poorly designed and awkward to use
  • Does not overclock very well
  • DDR slots are close the CPU socket