across @ msi earlier . Have 2 say i'm more than happy with my Ultra. Like Sorrento you'll see a few familiar faces round here :nod:
MSI boards in my opinion are really bad, but even I have given them the benefit of the doubt... even after five Neo2's failing, three of those returning from MSI RMA, so you know I am really pissed about this brand.
But on the other hand if the Neo2 works, it is quite fast and could beat my DFI if both run at stock frequencies, but thats not by much and not important in my opinion and it is no overclocker nor made for such thing according to MSI forum moderators, but funny BIOS in that board has a lot of overclocking tools, I wonder why
I have used motherboards from Abit, Asus, Gigabyte, Epox, MSI and DFI... and in my experience, personal of course, people should never use MSI unless its for a machine that won't be overclocked or later upgraded. Like DFI for modders and overclockers, all brands require certain types of users.
Funny but saying something like this literally kicked me from the MSI forum... do you remember Supershanks? The truth hurts I guess.
I am too going to get an Ultra-D to replace the MSI Neo2 on my bedroom pooter, but not sure... maybe a little Asus A8N SLI could be just as good since I am not going to overclock it and it is quite cheap too... yet, now that I think of it I don't think the Asus is as well made as the Ultra-D, $8 dlls more could be worth it.