BIOS update was no problem, and it's a snap to recover from overzealous overclocking attempts. I'm currently running an i5-4690k stable at 4.4 Ghz, and the features on this mainboard are fantastic. I felt it was priced a bit on the high side, but I went with it anyway. MSI is my go-to.
I just setup a new computer using this motherboard. PROS: *ALMOST* everything is perfect about this motherboard, very nice PCBA build quality, BIOS is a breeze to navigate
CONS: Wireless networking latency issues. I bought the Gaming 9 ACK, as opposed to the gaming 7, specifically for the advertised Killer Network 1525 wireless functionality built in the Gaming 9 ACK. My experience thus far indicates that the wireless adapter has some driver issues and, long story short, the 1525 is not that great. Post install (all latest drivers for graphics card, MB, network card, etc.) I was experienced a lot lagging, latency/ping spikes in online games. Looking around on the internet, it appears this is experienced by a lot of people.
Disabling Killer Networks performance management software actually removed 90% of the network lag issues but the overall network performance (in terms of latency, overall speed test, and lack of lag spikes is worse than both my 4 year...
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