Originally Posted by Astu222
I think MSI is junk, the K8N neo2 was great but that was about it. brands like DFI and Asus own MSI in about every way.
The default opinion for the last few years, that Asus is light years ahead of everyone, is no longer reality.
DFI has decent boards, but I hardly think they rate ownage on anyone, although I wouldn't call DFI "junk". Asus are solid, but MSI's suite of included mobo utilities, solid overclocking ability and instant updating online put them over the top for me.
I've built a few hundred systems personally, and I will use MSI most of the time, or Asus if it's requested. DFI is a brand I would recommend for those who can build/troubleshoot their own, because they can be buggy, although highly overclock-friendly.
The 915 board MSI produced is an excellent PCI-Express board, as is their 925. Different MSI boards have received great reviews (hardOCP, hothardware, pcstats, viperlair), not just the k8n series.