Editors Liked

  • Onboard mSATA connector
  • Low-profile Mpower heatsinks ease installation of large coolers
  • Generous in-box accessory mix
  • Robust overclocking features
  • Big and bad
  • More SATA 6G and USB 3.0 ports than anyone could actually use
  • Improved ClickBIOS 4 is more informative and easier to use then previous MSI efforts
  • Button panel
  • POST code readout
  • OC Genie
  • MSATA connector

Editors Didn't Like

  • Top x1 slot nearly blocked by heatsink
  • A few features seem superfluous
  • Only four fan headers
  • Active cooling would be nice on this class of board
  • No documentation on PCIE lane allocation