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  • claysm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would indeed help me be more awesome. Reply
  • playtowin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in desparate need of an upgrade! Reply
  • Souka - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Count me in also... my lovely Q9400 quadcore is getting a bit "old" these days... time to give up the LGA 775 route and get modern! :) Reply
  • rastor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I love to build computers. This would give me a jump start on upgrading my computer and rebuilding my daughters almost dead one (my previous build). Reply
  • Apollyon1980 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to build a new computer! Reply
  • GotThumbs - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be Soooo SWEET!

    MSI was the first board I used when I started building my own systems. Every other year, I upgrade and pass my old system to my father. He's always thrilled with the upgrade.
    Reply
  • SpacedCadet - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    I am currently using an MSI board and have used several others in the past. Only problem I have had is when UPS damaged the box and then the motherboard blew on startup. Reply
  • dhouse - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to get a new Z77! Reply
  • alfreid - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love one! Reply
  • bowmangolf - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Me wants the power. Reply
  • pangborn123 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I will use this to build my Super PC Reply
  • neutrino11 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love that MB Reply
  • dangeruss - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Very cool indeed. Reply
  • JBizzle12 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need an upgrade from my "old" sandybridge Reply
  • havoc4697 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this will help me better myself in learning computers and build up my self confidence and determination Reply
  • rhinitis - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    ivy bridge cpu, this motherboard, and the gtx 690. Awesome.. Reply
  • MoonMouse - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    I like the black'n blue color scheme for my next build! Reply
  • grshore - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Sounds good... Reply
  • bosully - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    It is an education with brand-new CPU Reply
  • breal1 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Nice board. Hopefully nicer when it is in my new rig! Reply
  • ChubbyNinja - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    This would help me upgrade my 6 year olds desktop Reply
  • romo - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Would fit in nicely with new system build I am considering Reply
  • kolad - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - link

    I would love to have this new msi motherboard Reply
  • rayjay1359 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    i need this Reply
  • Febricito - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    My system needs more cowbell and I believe this is the key. Reply
  • lioncat55 - Sunday, May 06, 2012 - link

    my Q6600 is still rocking strong just need a second gpu Reply
  • bigboxes - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    But my life is pathetic and this board would make me more awesome than Souka. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could be more awesome to with this motherboard! Reply
  • crysto25 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i own an evga 780i socket 775 that i bought 4 to 5 years ago and still being use to this point. i have been waiting for a big jump of performance upgrade for a while. this board would be an awesome opportunity to give me that push to new generation PC's. Reply
  • brehidran - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    haha me too; this penryn is getting toasty Reply
  • zellv - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    In the same boat here. Reply
  • 2171 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to get away from my AMD Athlon 5400
    And thanks AnandTech
    Reply
  • Dyjo - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Yes, my Core2 Q9550 recently gave up on me. Time for a new system! Reply
  • peepopo - Monday, May 07, 2012 - link

    upgrade would be awesome. missed out on sandy Reply
  • mrbweb - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - link

    I'm in desperate need of being awesome. Reply
  • Spyrano - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Could replace my current motherboard. Reply
  • hyperdoggy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Shiny. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I don't even know what I'm entering for. Reply
  • Tierlen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    OK...enough of this. It's my turn to win :) Reply
  • tinwheeler - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Feel sorry for me & my old "Burbank" motherboard Reply
  • DominionSeraph - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    woohoo Reply
  • galvinjm - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    would love this! Reply
  • spacestr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Me too! Reply
  • JPForums - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Every MSI motherboard I've ever worked with has either been a lemon or a knockout. Though recently, I haven't seen any lemons with my clients. MSI already gets my top recommendation for video cards. I'd be very happy if this board is as reliable as its parts suggest. Looks nice too. Reply
  • InfoTiger - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Same here. Reply
  • unrulycow - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I was planning on building a new Ivy Bridge system this summer, this would obviously get me off to a good start Reply
  • aznofazns - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • tehbighead - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would assist me in schooling noobs and writing shoddy scripts. Reply
  • xxvtxx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Perfect time for an Ivy bridge upgrade :) Reply
  • Jakub77 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help push me to upgrade a little sooner. Reply
  • Sipster - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge FTW!!! Reply
  • Lexington02 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need a new motherboard so that I can be cool! Reply
  • Antony2205 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me get rid of my old Pentium 4! Reply
  • kmmatney - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could really use this... Reply
  • dtkflex - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to replace an old X38 core 2 duo system motherboard. Reply
  • Rike - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A core part of a computer upgrade! Reply
  • Bluestealth - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My Core2 board is dying, this would be sweet. Reply
  • sleepymits - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    i too would like to be more awesome Reply
  • FoolishFool - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me build an IVB box... obviously... Reply
  • ahmedz_1991 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    count me in ! hope i win it ! Reply
  • noles602 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Sometimes I dream of being more awesome...and this motherboard is always in those dreams. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Pillage then burn! Reply
  • devnickle - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Really want to build an Ivy Bridge PC! Reply
  • mangofan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MSI board will help me stand out from my friends who have ASUS and EVGA boards. Also i'm still running Pentium 4 system. Reply
  • bull2760 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in desperate need or a computer upgrade. This would be an awesome board to start my new build with, and my first Intel build, been using amd for the last 8 years. Reply
  • tomatoactivator - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    lets go luck Reply
  • LazyDude - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me build a great computer! Reply
  • Turnkey1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    That could definitely go toward a better than Phenom system. Reply
  • PatrickFromSC - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this to build my kids a gaming rig! Reply
  • papajohn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    winning this board would give me a leg up to upgrading my core 2 duo system to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • CuE0083 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I really want this badboy!! Reply
  • tricon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am in dire need of an upgrade. This would be an awesome first step. Reply
  • DXL - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me afford my pending build Reply
  • RssAddict - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Will help me (re)win my gf's heart through shameless flaunting of the shiny new hardware. Reply
  • debaserr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need to dominate in Diablo 3 with this thing! Reply
  • kamiyo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Still waiting for when I have money. Or get free parts =) Reply
  • chenba - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Being awesome as in SC2 while running over 9000 VMs. Reply
  • Dragon48 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My socket single core 939 Athlon 64/Biostar combo is definitely getting long in the tooth.
    A freebie mobo would free up some funds to improve on my planned CPU and graphics card. Ivy Bridge/Kepler here I come!!!
    Reply
  • InMyMemory - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An upgrade to a new system would be real nice Reply
  • worthless - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    yes please! Reply
  • willsull6 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Need a new motherboard Reply
  • Greasy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could be more awesome than these guys if I had this board. Reply
  • SonicReality - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me move on from my 6 year old computer. Reply
  • Sunny129 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Well I didn't win anything in the last giveaway, so my reason is the same as it was last time - i'm quite devoted to distributed computing, and all of my machines are AMD platforms. I'd like to make my next cruncher an Intel platform. Reply
  • Kalevalen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me fill my new M10 case Reply
  • muddocktor - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I really could use a Z77 mobo! Reply
  • Roderick_Finckler - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to replace my current computer, which died last week. Reply
  • jer0009 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Please pick me. This board would help me get a girlfriend and maybe become sucessful in life. I have to have it. Reply
  • SD_Machine - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would like to be awesome too Reply
  • raistlen38 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I seriously need to upgrade my aging OC'd Core2Duo (running at 3ghz). Ivy Bridge is what i've been waiting for! Reply
  • Starchildren3317 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I plan on building a new machine with ivy bridge and this would help me jump start that build. Plus, I would like to try out msi Reply
  • DalamarD - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am about due for an upgrade, and this board would be a great starting point for a full component overhaul. Reply
  • chris0177 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Mine is almost on its last legs Reply
  • dholby5150 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be a great upgrade for me. Reply
  • kanbai5297 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me get out of my faulty asus mobo and help me recognize my full 16gb of ram and also avoid the bsod I'm getting because my mobo has issues with my memory. Reply
  • btsfh - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Shinyness is always good Reply
  • SirZ - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to upgrade my 3 year old computer. Reply
  • Medikit - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I never win, this post make my chance non-zero! Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Really liking the clean design!
    I'd use this board to upgrade to Ivy Bridge and make use of my SATA 6Gbps drives that are currently limited by the 3Gbps ports on my P55 motherboard.
    Reply
  • Mkhail - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Crossing fingers now! Reply
  • Billy_Boy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd like one of these awesome MB's. Reply
  • Dwarftosser - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sweet board! Reply
  • darkcrom - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade new comp! faster and better Reply
  • jeffapohl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I really, really need that board! Reply
  • ninjafox100 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    With this motherboard I can finally build my first computer and have money for a very nice gpu. Reply
  • Elisius - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I also require a mighty board to be more awesome. Reply
  • flimsyboy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i badly need a new build to do work for my clients. Reply
  • somegal - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looks awesome, just needs some pink neon LCD lights around it and it's worthy of being in my gaming box... :P Reply
  • sstrong4 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    This looks like a nice motherboard!! Reply
  • I'm your huckleberry - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    I wold use this to make my computer good. Reply
  • BF04 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Looking forward to a new MB, spec'ing out a new build anyway :) Reply
  • ferretarmy - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    I would like to build a new computer and can sure use the upgrade. Reply
  • mellomonk - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me give up my Gigabyte Habit. And I am Jonesin' to build a new rig. Reply
  • Klamm1 - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Pick me! I want it! I would use it for good! Reply
  • UnlikelyKiller - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    I'd love to build a new computer with this Reply
  • mikebusto - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - link

    Anand is the greatest man alive! Reply
  • billyjak - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    I would love to win. It's time Reply
  • Kishow - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    it would mean my dad's computer is getting upgraded Reply
  • DaveU - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Winning this MSI MB would help me keep more money in my wallet ;] Reply
  • AssBall - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Looks like a fantastic board to build a new system around! Reply
  • extide - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Looks like a great start for a new box for the wife! Reply
  • hramadasu - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    love to build an Ivy Bridge PC :) Reply
  • silrais - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Sign me up! I have all the components except the CPU and motherboard sitting in the closet gathering dust. It's time to finish the build. :) Reply
  • tmcdon7638 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Looking to build, this would help! Reply
  • lar34 - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    it will help me buy an Ivy Bridge CPU. Reply
  • m4rk4 - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    I desperately need an upgrade, and I promised my kids they could put it together this time. Reply
  • unaged - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    would love it :) Reply
  • mayhem_blackmetal - Saturday, May 05, 2012 - link

    Would be awesome to have one of these since I am preparing to male a custom case & am on a tite budget. Reply
  • Envhenry3 - Sunday, May 06, 2012 - link

    Would be a nice upgrade from ASUS P5N-D 775 mobo with core 2 duo......... Reply
  • skytophall - Sunday, May 06, 2012 - link

    Count me in Reply
  • HecDTec - Monday, May 07, 2012 - link

    My Q9550 is getting long in the tooth too. Count me in. Reply
  • Myxx - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - link

    This board could be the basis of my updated build - something I have been putting off for a couple years Reply
  • Glenn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would prompt me to update my grandsons system, which it needs very badly! Reply
  • sivmac239 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would look great in my Ivy Bridge upgrade! Reply
  • woodworker72 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could use this to start my upgrade! Reply
  • Stochastic - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm planning on building an Ivy Bridge system next week, so winning this MSI board would be perfect! Reply
  • Nvidiaguy07 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help ease the pain of the cancer......

    ok just kidding, no cancer here, but i did lose my hair at 16. Thats close right?
    Reply
  • lpjazzman220 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hey, I wouldn't mind a multi-display setup for modding games and stuff. Reply
  • Blindsay04 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My server consists of an Athlon 64 4000+ so if i won this board it would get me on the road to giving it a much needed overhaul Reply
  • spacey1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    always been a fan of msi. been wanting to switch to intel anyway but im poor like everyone else.. help me be awesome again.. Reply
  • nyonya - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me finally upgrade my old Athlon BE-2400 system! I used MSI in my first-ever build, for an Athlon XP 1600+ - the K7T266 Pro2-RU! The good old days... Reply
  • Rictorhell - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me to win my very first Anandtech contest :)

    I would be able to play the latest and greatest games and I would not feel like a loser quite as often as I do now

    Thanks :)
    Reply
  • Quatrefury - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me replace my now aging P55-GD65 setup. It has served me well but it is time to upgrade. Reply
  • Mikeluv - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Very nice MB. Would love to own one. Reply
  • pt3pry - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My dad's been looking to build a new media workstation; this would be a great place to start. Thanks, MSI. Reply
  • evilaardvark - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me replace my aging Nehalem setup and frag dragons in Skyrim that much faster :) Reply
  • xj97 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Monster System? Indubitably! Reply
  • DotNetGuru - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be a great board to start my new gaming rig build. **crosses fingers** Reply
  • clawsonj - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It'll help me give my old Core 2 machine a kick out the door! Reply
  • ShadowTiger - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be the base for a new system for myself..meaning my wife would get an upgrade (my old system) and my son would get an upgrade (my wife's old system). So it's helping three people at once! Reply
  • Fanatical Meat - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'll take one it would go nicely with a new build
    sb's
    Reply
  • skyman375 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Not very exciting really, but it would be a nice upgrade. I've only built a couple of PC's, this would be a nice head start on my third, and maybe a more compact enclosure that would fit my home office a little better. Reply
  • skyman375 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    By the way, 'Not that exiting' of a reason why I need one - it would be VERY exciting to win a new Motherboard Reply
  • Watapata - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been putting off building a new desktop for ages now. Winning this would be just the kick in the ass I need to get to work. Reply
  • hschachtner - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've used MSI boards in the past... for some reason I feel they're more efficient in their processing prowess. I like ASUS alot, but MSI feels a little more solid. I work with alot of media, and I've always liked MSI. This should be a pretty cool board. Reply
  • bricked - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would mean I need to buy the parts and get an upgrade :) Reply
  • bigubig - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this board in my stable - I would have no excuse to pick up an IVB cpu. Reply
  • PCTechPilot - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be awesome for my new build I am planning!!! Thanks! Reply
  • unlv_REB - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    The better question is what wouldn't this board let me do... build a server, check. Keep up with the latest MSI goodness, check. Create much awesome PC, check... you get the idea. Reply
  • dasartis - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be an awesome upgrade from my 4 year old AMD system Reply
  • Octopaganini - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Pick me. Reply
  • kaarukun - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    to build an actual computer Reply
  • drbaalzamon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been waiting a while to ditch my AMD build. This would be an excellent start! Reply
  • HexiumVII - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Haven't worked on an MSI in awhile, but reviews show the MSI z77 are pretty good! Reply
  • nightarya - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My MSI H61-P23 has treated me justtttt fine, an upgrade for 6850 Crossfire would be sweet though :) Reply
  • nightarya - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I forgot to mention, that getting this board would allow me to not have to buy a new mobo for a build that my little sister needs very, very badly. We're almost done scraping together the remaining cash (microcenter is very helpful for CPUs at absurdly low prices)

    Her laptop has been falling apart for the past coupla months, and the monitor is being held up by duct tape (HP pavilion, you probably know the ones i'm talking about with the fairly shoddy build quality).

    Anyway, with a motherboard in her direction, she would only need a (currently overpriced) hard drive, CPU, PSU, and some RAM. Got an old case she can use already.

    Seems a little long of an afterthought to forget. Shame i can't edit my original post to add it in....
    Reply
  • visht - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    anyways wouldnt use more than one graphics card so one full x16 PCIe 3.0 slot should do Reply
  • tviceman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the freebies anandtech! Reply
  • RohitK - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning would help me put together an awesome PC! Reply
  • kamm2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Exciting enough for me! Can't wait to start building my Ivy Bridge machine. Reply
  • vcridlig - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am in. Reply
  • fatmanJ.J. - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm starting a new build and this motherboard looks like it would fit right in with the ivy bridge processor and 2133 MHz G.skill RAM Reply
  • Neyhl - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    it will be useful in order to upgrade my desktop that have a failing quad core motherboard :( :p Reply
  • Shankroid - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am famous amongst my peers as mister 10 year old tech. This would help me lose that nickname. Reply
  • euler007 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Generic canadian complaint about being excluded from contest. Reply
  • PawnX - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I sooo need to replace my 4 yr ould cpu/mb/ram. This would give me an excuse to get the rest of the upgrade I need. Reply
  • RadiclDreamer - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would build my son a new box so he and his sister would stop fighting over angry birds! Reply
  • Werebob - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I always describe PC parts to noob-users in body parts, so they can easily understand how everything works.

    To me, the Motherboard / Mainboard / MB is the backbone of my system. It connects all other parts together, and if it fails, the entire machine is useless. The components attached to it may be transplanted into another system, but a new backbone must be acquired.

    This Motherboard (as I like to call them) would allow me to bring my current P67 system up to speed and enable me to use the new 3rd Gen Intel Core-i CPU's, and would allow for a new and blue color scheme.. :D yay!

    Plus... MSI rocks! I am still using my MSI 8800GT (NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC) video card I purchased about 6 years ago, still runs today's games, maybe not maxed out any more, but it has been one of the longest lasting pieces of hardware I've owned in the last two decades. Best buy ever!
    Reply
  • MI6whitewolf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would love to add this to my system! Reply
  • poonsmjj - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MSI mobo with Z77 chipset? Well Kool-Aid Man says... "OH YEAH!!!!" Reply
  • teiglin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me upgrade my Lynnfield to a sexy new ivy bridge processor. Reply
  • Springfield45 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would be the foundation for building my wife a new computer for Mother's Day. Reply
  • dustinnoe91 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help me start a new build to play Diablo 3. Reply
  • themaker00 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board will mean I finally build myself a new computer Reply
  • tyman4752000 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    While(Winner.name != "tyman4752000")
    {
    Winner.next();
    }
    Prize.give(Winner.name());
    Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me upgrade to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • manwdaplan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Dont want to upgrade my current z68 board with Ivy, I want to move to the full package, z77 and Ivy Bridge Reply
  • Kid98 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Want to move to IVY!!!

    Kid
    Reply
  • speaker1234 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hey, thanks for this opportunity! With this motherboard I plan to overclock a new 3570k to 5GHz! Wish me luck :) Reply
  • fixxxer07 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've already got an update planned for my current rig, involving this motherboard, an i5-3570K, and some Corsair memory. Winning this motherboard would let me complete this upgrade for less monies. xD Reply
  • SanAznMan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Crossing my fingers... Reply
  • eanazag - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Do I need it? No. Could I use it? Sure.

    I have another MSI board which I have been pretty content with. Socket 1156 running an Intel Core i3 540 (3.06GHz). My gripe about that system is the suck arse integrated graphics in the processor. Weak performance, but worse yet - software compatibility issues with games. If Llano had been out at the same time, I would have gone that route and have considered Ebay-ing what I have for that reason.

    This board is more featured than mine.
    Reply
  • talonz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would let me build a sweet low power system!

    Thanks MSI!
    Reply
  • BMcBain92 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    hey got to love free stuff!! Reply
  • JesseFK - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'll take if off your hands if you really don't want it.:P Reply
  • BadTrip - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Could use this board! Reply
  • EchoSource - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would cut down on the cost of my new build. Poor college student here. Reply
  • webada - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this would complete my IB built! Reply
  • Flashfir - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Allow me to not pay for a new motherboard! haha

    Actually it would be able to let me pass on my rig to a friend who wants to build a desktop :o
    Reply
  • dmarkham421 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could finish my new Ivy bridge HTPC build with this motherboard Reply
  • FatalFlaw - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm still running one of the original Core 2 processors. Definitely time for an upgrade. Reply
  • toms98pc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would finally force me to upgrade from my AMD sampron Reply
  • commandrew - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My 11-month old foster brother finds my current LGA2011 motherboard very fascinating and I need a motherboard for him to play with instead so he stops trying to climb inside my HAF 932 (which I lost the side panel to) Reply
  • Concillian - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    do want! Reply
  • xdeadzx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My current computer is so bleh and old. It'd help me get up to date (a motherboard is a start) by making me get a new processor along side it! :D Reply
  • MyrddinE - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm still using a 3 year old board+cpu. Due to the slowdown in computer advancement this hasn't been a big deal, but new games are finally starting to drag, even with my new video card. So an upgrade would be welcome, and this would give me an excuse to do it now.

    "But honey, the motherboard was free! That totally justifies $800 in other parts to go with it!"
    Reply
  • darksen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    maybe will get lucky this time! Reply
  • Khato - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Well I already have one Z77A-GD65 in my main system, so a second would let me upgrade my media computer to an IVB as well! Reply
  • Nohr - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me upgrade my aging C2D setup! Reply
  • seinzumtode - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It never hurts to give it a try. Reply
  • asoiaf7 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help my upgrade process. Reply
  • meimeizhu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    How good is this MB compare to the Asus ones? I would like to find out if I could win one myself. LOL Reply
  • COLMADD - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Looking to build a system from scratch... makes a good start Reply
  • sweb1974 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need to virtualize and my current system just doesn't have the power or speed. This would aid in me being able to run mutiple OS's and lead to world domination... thank you... Reply
  • Foshasta Jones - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm getting ready for graduate school and will soon be poor. It would be great to have a new mobo for a new custom system than can carry me through my upcoming lean years. Reply
  • TheWood82 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I got this board, I would be able to upgrade my current Core 2 Quad system to the brand new Ivy Bridge. For me that would be a huge leap, and definitely something I could use. Reply
  • Taurus229 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Awesome, I can make good use of this motherboard. Thanks, AnandTech Reply
  • jacob.tabak - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd like to win this time! Reply
  • emironov - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would finally allow me to retire my old Q6600 which keeps chugging away. Reply
  • keylimesoda - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MOFO-MOBO would allow me to create the Holy Grail of PCs.

    That's right. A silent-gaming-storage-HTPC on a budget!

    Holy mackerel, you're thinking. How dare he attempt such a Frankensteinian beast? Can such an inglorious concoction truly survive?

    But I tell you, I can bring this to fruition. I alone can bear it forth from the bowels of the universe to the empty slot under my 27" Vizio TV.

    I cannot do this alone. I am constrained by the fixed elements of space and time which directly manipulate the thickness of my wallet. Only you, the great grand gamemasters (say that 3 times fast) can imbue me with the power to complete my cosmic quixotic quest.

    Pick me!! Pick me!! Pick me!!
    Reply
  • raminho - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this mobo would help me with my next upgrade. Thanks MSI and Anand! Reply
  • DukeToma - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this would finally encourage me to upgrade my system to be as cool as all my friends. Reply
  • turdbulance - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this will be my first time building a computer in a more than a decade. i couldn't muster enough money until now, and winning this motherboard will help me tremendously. Reply
  • LynnNYB - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could really use a foundation of a new desktop rig, for video editing. Reply
  • matt321 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be a great base for my new build. Desperately need to get rid of an old Core 2 Duo setup... Would be awesome!!! Reply
  • tumbleweed - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me with my plans for world domination. Reply
  • stump1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade server for storage of wife's millions of pics for remote editing. Reply
  • losttsol - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me finally upgrade from my LGA775 setup. Reply
  • Judguh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could use this motherboard to upgrade my main system (Athlon II X4 620, MSI 880GMA-E53, 4870, 4 gigs of memory) system to a more updated, quicker and all around better system! It would definitely be most appreciated! Reply
  • ValkerieFire - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am all in. Reply
  • RubberShoes - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm completing my Senior Film while working and interning with various editing and film production jobs and Avid Media Composer 6 needs some serious horsepower to edit 1080 and 4K footage. Having my own computer with enough computing power to edit such footage would eliminate my dependency on the editing lab and allow me to edit at night and between my jobs/internships.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Reply
  • Glocjt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me build a new system; it's time to upgrade from my Q6600 to Ivy Bridge! :) Reply
  • bmaltz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I will be able to build a Kick @ss new system for my business. Reply
  • yuriylsh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My Gigabyte motherboard (SB) is unstable. Sometimes computer would boot up only on third or fifth try, sometimes it bsods. The problem is that it is extremely irritating, it does not happen too often, so I cannot justify buying a new motherboard. Winning on would be an ideal solution though! Reply
  • zcat - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a mATX || mITX, after I sold it... Reply
  • plext0r - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I had various MSI products, motherboards, graphics cards, etc. and I've always been pleased with them. If I win this motherboard, I'll be a very happy MSI customer. :-) Reply
  • ljtatej - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    That board would look good with blue neons. Reply
  • Jamezrp - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    After a job I pulled I had to switch to a mini-ATX board from a full-size Mobo, albeit the switch was a step up. Thing is, I had to jettison some internal components, like my capture card, and barely have room between my two GPUs. If I could sell my current mobo I could also get rid of my 2.6GHz i5 and upgrade to an i7, with a proper cooling system so I could actually OC the CPU. Reply
  • GuinnessKMF - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I won this board it would help me build a system that could handle a three monitor setup that I've always wanted. Reply
  • ourdee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    be the basis of my next system. Reply
  • thrawn3 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would be the first up to date and high quality computer my fiance has ever owned. She has had just old dell laptops and even her second hand MacBook has fallen apart on her. Reply
  • Chriz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will let me upgrade my junky Pentium dual core Geforce 9800+ system and play Skyrim the way it was meant to be played, with maxed graphics! Reply
  • fatpenguin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My last MSI board lasted 9+ years, an MSI board > ASUS Board, right? Reply
  • chedrz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    So this is the best chance I'll have of getting a new MB for a while... Reply
  • danjw - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I really could use a new motherboard, please pick me! Reply
  • HozerTech - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help me upgrade my old core 2 quad and in turn would make photoshop and my vms run better and help me get work done faster so i can play more skyrim Reply
  • Chupathingy220 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would make running CAD for my engineering classes much more bearable! Reply
  • demonbug - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My computer hungers for fresh FR-4. Reply
  • darthscsi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Upgrade time! Reply
  • holmberg - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this to develop open-source software to do text analysis. Reply
  • LinkTiger - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me save the world...on Skyrim's highest graphic settings!
    It would help me create a new world...on the upcoming SimCity's largest map size!
    And it would help me conquer that world...in Civilization V in 1080p!
    Reply
  • Termie - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ...for moar overclocking! Reply
  • greatmazinga - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would put that baby in a computer case. Reply
  • bunsenbunner - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would allow me to continue with the planned upgrade for my Sandy Bridge system, but instead of being stuck with a Z68 board I could definitely appreciate the advantages of a next-gen motherboard with PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0. Reply
  • deject - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would cut a vast chunk out of the amount I would need to perform an upgrade on my computer at this point. I just can't spare the ~$350-400 to replace my motherboard, CPU and RAM right now. Reply
  • Fossus - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would totally help me with my computing needs, of which I have many! Reply
  • FactoryFactory - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would let me use my processor's on-chip graphics for QuickSync and Lucid MVP. Reply
  • rkannan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It'll help me replace my old machine and be awesome.. Reply
  • Cali3350 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to fulfill my lifelong dream of winning a contest on the internet. Additionally I would be able to gift my current system to my brother for college. If I have spare parts left, I will surely send them to MSI as a form of Barter Payment for the board given here. If MSI does not wish to receive them, I will give them away to a fellow dorm mate. Reply
  • ap4lifetn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    it would allow me to give my parents my old rig, to bring them out of the stone age. Reply
  • Duraz0rz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'll be on my way to upgrading from a Phenom X3 720 to Ivy Bridge :) Reply
  • balaboomboom - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    daddy needs new mobo Reply
  • Iggloo - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would allow me to build a screaming rig.... Reply
  • ronnychen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yumm, yumm. Reply
  • Braxus - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help in upgrading my aging system! Reply
  • Wooderson - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board shall be the glorious centerpiece in my awe inspiring HTPC/NAS/SkyNet IB-based system which will ripple peace and happiness to all mankind as it would make me less grumpy and my happiness dominos its way across all humanity. For the good of us all, gimmee! Reply
  • kids_alright - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Not seeing much advantage over Sandy, but if get free sure love to upgrade.. Reply
  • schizoide - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would enable me to upgrade my ancient core2duo desktop! Reply
  • Xtremeth - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I just want to see what Ivy Bridge is all about. Reply
  • rEs0nAtE - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be in my first ever build! Reply
  • whooleo - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would be a massive upgrade to my AM2+ based system and help me run Dolphin, PCSX2, games, and photoshop CS5 a lot faster! Reply
  • p58mustang - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Looks like an awesome board! Reply
  • ContestPersonGuy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    In improving my contest win percentage. Reply
  • butkus51 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    time to upgrade to quad core ivy from core 2 duo Reply
  • Pentatonx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would take away the pain of progress bars and latency when mixing and mastering my band's albums! I could kick out the jams with this! Reply
  • mojothehut - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This fine looking motherboard would be the home of my very first Intel build! I'd love to have MSI at the core of my new rig. Reply
  • danact - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would start my replacement of my nearly 10 yr old computer (which happens to also have a MSI mobo). Reply
  • quantumsquid - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need to set up a new server... so this could help me replace my current desktop and turn it into a server. Reply
  • bear95 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Haven't had a MSI board. Would like to try it out. :P Reply
  • Jambe - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd use this to build my father a proper gaming PC. Reply
  • ratbert1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be my reward for buying the other MSI boards I have. Reply
  • radiorunt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would love to have this motherboard to actually force me to upgreat. Which would be awesome! Thank you MSI! Reply
  • mjw0130 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My processor is at the end of its life and a new ivy bridge motherboard would be perfect for the upgrade. Plus MSI is what i use! Reply
  • thatbox - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be the first step to replacing my Athlon XP system! Reply
  • policy11 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Everyone needs to stop posting because I've already won. Reply
  • Syclone - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd upgrade my old Q6600 machine to a bit more modern tech. Reply
  • Kevin Day - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this to build myself a new system, and give my old system to one of my boys so we could play BF3 !! :-) Reply
  • EnzoFX - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me finally upgrade lol. Reply
  • kascon11 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Waiting for e-mail notifying me that I won! ;-)

    Reply
  • DotNaBox - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My current i7 920 is really starting to show it's age. It's definitely time for me to move up to Ivy! Reply
  • Joshvar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would be a big upgrade over my yellow and black motherboard because hey blue is faster right? Reply
  • jpalmerlee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Cmon Anandtech! Reply
  • Timewasted - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help save me $170 Reply
  • criskois007 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I get this I'll put a Twin Frozr in it and go from there. Reply
  • DiHydro - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would make my rig even more capable of multitasking than it already is. Reply
  • jcelgin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • na7rf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would get the ball rolling to upgrade my current AMD Phenom system to a much desired Intel system Reply
  • mplee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this would help me add another machine for folding at home Reply
  • Ashriel - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    That's exactly the kind of board I'm looking to get next... maybe I'll luck out! Reply
  • phdchristmas - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning an MSI board would prompt me to make an MSI system with as many MSI parts as possible.

    Uniform systems makes things look so much better and tend to have less problems down the road.
    Reply
  • opdes121 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could use an upgrade Reply
  • saf227 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    What will winning the motherboard do for me? It will help keep my wife happy. And you have no idea how important that is. :) Reply
  • hear7 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    help me surprise a friend and get him started on a new build Reply
  • flipoit - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to upgrade to Ivy Bridge. Reply
  • Geofram - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Replace my old P67 Motherboard. I totally need it, as I really dislike the Asus P8P67 that I ended up with. Reply
  • regularcomputer - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this mobo from msi will really help me along my way in updating our ancient pentium 4 pc that is literally dying from our very eyes (i think the gpu is on its way out). so, thanks msi... in advance. Reply
  • riokoko - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need a new system and was waiting for the ivy bridge motherboards to come out Reply
  • donith - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Begin to take the performance crown among my group of nerdy friends for the first time, and wind up as the first with Ivy Bridge. We're all mostly on the i5-2500K bandwagon right now. Reply
  • jpheiney - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a new computer so I wouldn't have to fight the rest of my family to squeeze in some time on the PC. Reply
  • Vincent - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me upgrade to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • tuskers - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ... take full advantage of the SATA3 SSD machine...
    ... and justify a new PC build to my wife!
    Reply
  • jedighost - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    my hesitation to upgrade to Z77 would be over! Reply
  • Doctor_T - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help serve as a replacement for my current one. Reply
  • martinw89 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me pay rent. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I won, I'd have a hard time deciding whether to install it or just sit there and admire its beauty. I guess that's what pictures are for, but there's something so satisfying in just holding the shiny goodness of fancy electronic devices. :) Reply
  • bebimbap - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I just bought a matching MSI case, if i win this everything will be matching! Reply
  • NickConrad - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this would allow me to finally get the ball rolling on building my new machine. I'm coming from Conroe, so the help would be much appreciated! Reply
  • Cravenmor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Worth every penny but I'm sure the giveaway board rocks too. Count me in! Reply
  • myan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    my chance of winning any online promo/giveaway has been very slim, i hope this one causes a major turn around! Thanks MSI and Anandtech! Reply
  • kbrown - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade to a computer that is not so slow. Reply
  • Dex1701 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would make my Ivy Bridge dreams come true. Reply
  • sitharien - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge upgrade around the corner, this would help! Reply
  • StealthGhost - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Help me kill more video game bad guys! Reply
  • Viktor_Olin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I like free motherboards. Reply
  • dshirsh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I promise to use the board only for good.............. Reply
  • sakanade - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I wouldn't mind a new build :D Reply
  • Nerio27 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I just started piecing together my new build and am need of a motherboard. I plan on using this as my primary work pc for my business, as well as a gaming pc for after hours. Reply
  • exspider64 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My current system is starting to have problems and this motherboard would be useful for making a new one. Reply
  • ericpittman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    one more time. Reply
  • SmCaudata - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    As an early adopter I'm sad that I don't have Quick Sync. This would be really helpful. It would also likely satisfy the upgrade bug for a bit. Reply
  • RamsesII - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    didn't win the last so must be chosen for this one... Reply
  • folklore11 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Well, I have hope anyway. 3- 3.0 PCI-E slots !!! Come on Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • bkinva - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My system is old, old, old... Hoping to kickstart a complete upgrade! Reply
  • Peteman100 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me be able to play games again! My laptop, which is currently my only computer, is not sufficiently capable. Reply
  • brickman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this motherboard, it would help me be able to put a Intel 3770K CPU and make the best PC I ever had! Reply
  • metalSHOCK - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    is this rigged like the NBA draft? Reply
  • disabrogate - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My venerable motherboard from 2006 is starting to die. Reply
  • MSTCMPENGR - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    So it would be used to work with ANN, SVM, and CV. I would also use it to play games of course! Reply
  • elessar25 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to transcode video at higher speeds! Reply
  • dumpsterj - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would update my cpu mobo for the first time in a while. !!! Reply
  • Xiphon82 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am about to build a new pc with a gigabyte board, winning this would allow me to give this Asus board a try. Reply
  • superflux - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I was to shy to reply back to your email but thanks for Mafia II you gave me. Reply
  • xijox - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My 10 year old Compaq quietly died yesterday so I'm in search of all new everything! An MSI mb would rock! Reply
  • davida12345 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be a great upgrade. Reply
  • damaga - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Like most everyone here, I'm pretty long for an upgrade. This motherboard however, would kickstart me past the 4 GB limit that my current AM2+ build limits me to, allowing me to run Google Chrome and DAW apps without closing one or the other. Reply
  • Kraky - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    eeeet... Reply
  • wbell45 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in desperate need for a motherboard for my ivy bridge build. Reply
  • notty22 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this m/b will let me have a chance to test 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu. Never owned a MSI m/b. Reply
  • hectorsm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Good reason to buy a new processor. I currently have a Core i7 920. Reply
  • geekbeef - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could finally switch back to Intel Reply
  • nhasibacsi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would give me a chance to find out what kind of quality and durability the military class III components deliver. Reply
  • dcollins - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My current board is crapping out. I need a new board so I can continue to develop amazing websites on my desktop computer! Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Be glad to take one off your hands.... Reply
  • tzirf203 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would build an Ivy Bridge system if I won a motherboard, that would bring it within my budget range :-) Reply
  • chinkgai - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    more than any other if i win it! Reply
  • Diosjenin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Been gaming on laptops for ~5 years now. Starting to get sick of ~25 FPS and no AA. Been looking at a move to a desktop, but cash is a bit short - and I'd love to work with a GD board. :D Reply
  • lesherm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this board would help me make breakfast faster than ever! Reply
  • clockworkjpm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use it for advanced image editing and gaming. Reply
  • Ailthas - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It'd be great to use this in my ivy bridge monster. Planned build includes the NZXT Switch 810, i5 ivy bridge cpu, 1 or 2 7950s, Crucial SSD, Asus xonar stx, custom water cooling loop and custom paint. I was planning on using an MSI motherboard since it'd match the color scheme, so hey. Reply
  • killer_wasabi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Help my research Reply
  • eBombzor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MSI's board would help me achieve total awesomeness and do everything at light speed! Reply
  • wzrds3 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My dad's PC is far too old, and I would love to build him a new one. My budget is too slim to afford a full build. This board would provide the small boost I need to get a fresh build. Reply
  • MahlerUS - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've got a small motherboard... it's pathetic and this would certainly help make up for my short comings :*( Reply
  • dissolve - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    To build a new Ivy PC! Reply
  • Absolution75 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me replace my still awesome MSI P55-GD65! Reply
  • Lanax - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would replace the motherboard in my current system. Reply
  • OR4NGE - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me start my upgrade from LGA775 nForce chipset to the new Z77.
    This would be the 4th MSI board I used in a build.
    Reply
  • Ryxx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me build my second desktop and the first one that's actually for myself. I want to get an MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 680 but I might go overbudget with it. If I win this board, I will have no problems getting that card! Reply
  • jemsurvey - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My dog would love me if I won something...... Reply
  • vladware - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I want to throw my current PC in the trash. It's been nothing but problems lately. Could use this to start a new build. Reply
  • burwij - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've used MSI boards in the past and would definitely look at their latest offering for my upcoming Ivy Bridge build. Thanks! Reply
  • tl60 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I really need to update! Reply
  • anonymous_user - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would give me a good nudge towards finally upgrading/replacing my aging socket 939 system. Reply
  • ruuku - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to build a new PC, this would be a great starting point! Reply
  • ffejjy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yes please Reply
  • Stabgotham - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    What would I do with it, you ask? Well...

    1. I would take photos of the board and I doing fun things, like: getting massages, jousting, laughing while shopping for produce at the grocery store, fishing, dancing at the club, playing practical jokes on one another, re-enacting the Wrestlemania match between John Cena and The Rock, and playing frisbee together.
    2. I would make sure to feed and bath my new motherboard everyday. I'll even wash behind its transistors! I promise!
    3. My new board and I would be best friends. He could sleep in my bed with me. And when he's old enough, he can sleep in his Corsair 600T.
    4. If California law would allow it, I would teach my new board to drive a car. Sadly, it's not and I don't have enough phone books to make sure he could see over the dash.
    5. And lastly, if I win this board, my board will always have plenty of friends to play with, like Ivy Bridge, Keplar, Ripjaws, and Xonar. They are great pals!

    In all honestly, I strongly believe there are people more deserving of me. I hope that you have at least cracked a little bit of a smile while reading this. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Reply
  • erikstarcher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me get rid of my Athlon FX-60 and move into the Quad Core era. Reply
  • Tookie123 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me build an awesome gaming computer Reply
  • Agamemjohn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm going to buy an Ivy Bridge processor this month. This motherboard would be great to have along with it! Reply
  • ahamling27 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd love an upgrade and this board would definitively do the trick. Can't wait till they announce the winner and I hope it's me! Reply
  • madmilk - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Play BF3 on ultra. Reply
  • infocalypse - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this board, my plan for world domination would be complete. Or at least, my plan for world domination would be more complete than it was previously having said board. Yeah, that. Reply
  • Dravic - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Give me some..

    3 kids at home, always looking for new hardware :)
    Reply
  • Fallen Kell - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this board I would be able to upgrade both my desktop and server (via part flowdown). Reply
  • manicfreak - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yup Reply
  • LancerVI - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Build an awesome gaming / video editing station out of it!

    Gotta win!!!
    Reply
  • Stronghold - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Game
    Surf
    Game
    Code
    Game
    Write
    Game
    Design
    and did I mention Game
    Reply
  • bigsnyder - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    New motherboard will help me be more productive ;) Reply
  • moose0422 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    getting this board would help me pwn noobs!! Reply
  • jwaight - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would build a new IVB game machine since my old one died about a year ago. Reply
  • Seikei - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will make my life so much easier as I build my first computer. It will also compliment my future MSI GPU very nicely <3 Reply
  • AGMS - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hi,

    I could really use this motherboard to build a computer for the people living at a homeless shelter so they could use the computer for job training skills and accessing the internet to apply for jobs.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • dgordon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd use this board to upgrade my current i7 920 system Reply
  • cycler2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard, which has an coaxial SPDIF output will allow me to continue using my Lavry DA-10 outboard DAC, which has a coaxial SPDIF input. My current motherboard, which has a SPDIF output needs replacement, because a recent electrical storm knocked out its USB bus and is largely unusable. Reply
  • LeCanadien - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Dear Wife,

    I know you would enjoy playing games at the same time as me, like Civ V, SWTOR or soon Diablo 3, but with 1 child in daycare and another on the way soon, a crack in the foundation to fix, a bathroom that needs fixing... it would be a strain on our budget. But look, I've just won this AMAZING motherboard, like the one I have now (MSI Z68 GD65 Gen3) but BETTER. Could I take a little bit of money out of our children's college fund and make you the awesomest computer in the whole neighbourhood ?

    Thanks dear, love you

    Husband.

    PS : Long time daily reader (8 years), first post ever.
    Reply
  • LeCanadien - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    PPS : And you'll be able to edit and transcode our family videos SO MUCH MORE EFFICIENTLY. More time for loving me =) Reply
  • ceazycoder - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    boost my coding productivity. Reply
  • the antidote - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I love building computers and I have an i5-3570K on the way right now which should arrive by Thursday. Winning an MSI Z77A-GD65 would help me build it! Reply
  • kamsar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd compile code faster Reply
  • kagaku - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It will allow me to upgrade to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • codewzrd - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me start a rebuild a PC that's been dead for the last 3 years. Reply
  • mauler1973 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This will enable my wife to play farmville faster, and as a byproduct, me to play my games faster! He He Reply
  • jwcalla - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would turn this into an Ivy Bridge-based NAS. Reply
  • Sapgui - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would enable me to upgrade to Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processor which should significantly speed up my video encoding, Lightroom and Photoshop work, especially given my new D800 with 36 megapixel camera which is pretty slow on my current Penryn based machine. Reply
  • rdatoc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would make me dither between buying a Ivy Bridge processor or a new GPU to speed up my rendering. Reply
  • swengen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me search for habitable exoplanets. Reply
  • owbert - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would allow me to start on my video editing system! Reply
  • Lazy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    And congratulations to the winner. Reply
  • kamikage - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hopefully I am lucky =) Reply
  • cdillon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yeah! Reply
  • GOF66 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would push me to build my first Intel system. My previous builds are both AD systems. Reply
  • kod4krome - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Right now my 3770k just sits in the box, I've tried staring at it and putting it on top of my monitor but it just doesn't seem to do much without a motherboard. Reply
  • XonicEQ - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I still have my system from 4 years ago with a MSI mother board in it. I just got upgrade my video card from 8800GT to a MSI 6850. Now I want to upgrade to Ivy Bridge system and need this mother board! Reply
  • Pyrath - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    All of the things. Make movies. Aftereffects prowess. Reply
  • codemstr - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me complete my online college degree in Underwater Firefighting. Reply
  • engrpiman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me build a computer for my aunt. Reply
  • mjcutri - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd definitely use this board to upgrade my system from my p45 C2Q and us it to fold! Reply
  • mjcutri - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    *use Reply
  • pinesol - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I hope I win. Reply
  • stealthwolf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me complete my build! Reply
  • Fasiur Rahman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would move away from AMD and start using Intel.. Reply
  • dtokarz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be the first piece in building my new rig Reply
  • cybergaby - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    my last motherboard for the core i7 is an MSI. MSI rocks! Reply
  • fastman696 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    So a board from them would help me complete my new build. Reply
  • jtang - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks! Reply
  • f16boiler - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would not only be an instant upgrade, but would get me in a state with a usable computer. My x58 motherboard died on me three days ago and now I am stuck using my wifes laptop until I gather the parts together for a new build Reply
  • blunt14468 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would be nice to get a replacement for my 2 week old asus MB that wont wake from sleep ! Reply
  • mfenn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Save some money on an upcoming IB build :) Reply
  • spawn447 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would be a nice upgrade from a P55 i5 750 !! Reply
  • melted829 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would be wonderful to win this board!!!! Reply
  • y2chris - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been holding off on buying a laptop just to get IB. Desktop mobo would be nice too :) Reply
  • momentum - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build my new HTPC Reply
  • t_yamamoto - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to finally upgrade from a 65 nm Pentium! Reply
  • vdn20 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to upgrade Reply
  • ce12373 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    please me anand Reply
  • brownix - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    thnx for this, this would be great with my non msi stuff so i can say i have msi stuff Reply
  • sticks435 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help me match my UV blue tubing in my upcoming water cooling setup more closely with my motherboard lol Reply
  • jdburton - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a gaming rig for my special lady friend so she would quit using mine. Getting her addicted to gaming seemed like such a good idea at the time... Reply
  • Mustanggirl05gt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm going to college at 29 (better late than never right?) and my computer really needs an upgrade please! Reply
  • tallon16 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to upgrade a computer for family and this board would be an awesome foundation to build on. Reply
  • Ammaross - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would make a good featureful HTPC (in a Mid Tower of course). Reply
  • Fradler - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help break my addiction to AMD processors and bring enlightenment to my household. Reply
  • Reflex - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ....I'll win one of these. Been looking to build a desktop again after five years in only laptop land, this would help me do that. ;) Reply
  • excoupe - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    The New Ivy Bridge motherboard is here. It's time to upgrade my system. My choice -- "MSI". Reply
  • Grarrg - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this Motherboard to build a uber gaming system. Which of course would be able to play Crysis. Reply
  • npolite - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Looking to build a new setup.Would love to try it out. Reply
  • Ryude85 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would really like to win this board, it's great! Every review I've seen has been really good. I don't have the money for it though :( Reply
  • gevorg - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Weeeeeeeeeeee! Reply
  • conejo99 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd like to put together a new system. Reply
  • cgalyon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me encode video, compile code, and get more work done in general. The features both of the new Intel architecture in general and this board in particular would be a great help! Reply
  • Incindium - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MB would help me actually get a PC together capable of playing Diablo 3! Reply
  • zshift - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Will give me an incentive to buy the rest of the parts for my new Ivy Bridge setup. Reply
  • smarmy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    gimme free stuff please! Awesome board! Reply
  • Zilendar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ..... so I could encode video for my students much faster than my Core2Duo.

    Thanks Anandtech!

    - A faithful lurker
    Reply
  • Big Lug - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to install a SATA 3 SSD and deal with my only computer issue. Reply
  • genzai - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to build a DAW around this board Reply
  • Velfie - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If i won i would be able to start my new build :D Reply
  • shamgar03 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I hear girls love a good motherboard Reply
  • leonowski - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this would mean a new computer for me! I've been on a really old Q6600 system for 5 years now! I haven't gone without upgrading for this long before. It's long in the tooth. Reply
  • Glyphor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Make me a winner!!!! Ty vry much :D Reply
  • bcg27 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Can't wait to upgrade from nehalem - this would be a great start! Reply
  • Ictiocyon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Super cool for an upgrade Reply
  • rikm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could complete a build since I bent up the processor pads on my other board and I'm too chicken to plug my i7 into it, even though it looks like I straightened them out. Might fry the cpu I'm warned. Then it's onward to a compute worthy GPU. Reply
  • kingdavid7 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I want Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • joshg253 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be a necessary component in building a new Ivy Bridge-based system. ;) Reply
  • hydrocarbon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Help me POST Reply
  • vpburns007 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would really help me finish a new PC build for my wife. She just got into graduate school and money is TIGHT!!! Reply
  • tylr - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am about to start my first PC build ever! Always been on macs, but getting super excited to build my own computer right after graduation! Reply
  • Interitus - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me replace my power hungry x58 system with a much more energy friendly Ivy Bridge setup. People around the world would rejoice at the thought of the saved power, and it would save pandas. Reply
  • Astromac - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A nice motherboard would be really handy. Reply
  • writ - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in... good time to upgrade! Reply
  • Super Nade - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be nice to move back to a desktop from a laptop only setup. Reply
  • viewwin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    help me to work faster Reply
  • awcripps - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    replacing a flaky p67 would be nice Reply
  • zippybrat - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am tired of my slow MAC and spinning beachballitis. I have had to re-install the OS three times to get rid of bugs. The duration of OS update support is too short. My second computer will be a Windows machine. Any help would be great! Reply
  • haptic - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would really appreciate getting this! Reply
  • Mogster - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm using the very first Core i5 which doesn't quite cut it anymore. No USB 3.0, no SATA 3 (so my SSD is capped at 250 MB/s)... I've been waiting a long while for Ivy Bridge. Reply
  • JBS - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd like to upgrade to Ivy Bridge from an AMD AM2 platform, and this would help. I currently use a MSI 785GT-E63 AM2+ motherboard and it works great. Reply
  • artemicion - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will be the building block to my Diablo 3 farming empire. Reply
  • flashbacck - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm still running a Core 2 Duo. So yeah, this would be an awesome part for my upgrade to ivy bridge. Reply
  • flumoxed24 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Me me me! :D Reply
  • zarathos - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I bought an i7-3770k but only could afford a z67 series board, this would help me out quite a bit Reply
  • velvetcake - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to use this MSI board in a gaming rig I'm building for a friend. Reply
  • pikatung - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Upgrade my desktop Reply
  • ehicks05 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hello,

    If I won this board it would become the centerpiece of my musical laboratory and software synthesis factory.

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • Blacknoir - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ...my slow i7-940 2.93Ghz running on a pitiful ASUS P6T... ;)

    I'm really itching to upgrade...
    Reply
  • RaistlinZ - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help me conquer the world!! Reply
  • sircod - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am in sore need of an upgrade. This mobo would help me do work, as well as fun fun playing games. Reply
  • kchow6575 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in the process of budgeting a home (DAW) studio. I've been eyeing the MSi Z77A-GD65 board on Newegg, so its right up my alley. :] Reply
  • wildkarrde21 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mobo would help me play Skyrim! Reply
  • ImperfectLink - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me improve my rendering performance and lower my power usage in one fell swoop. Reply
  • chrismog - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me play a panda better. Reply
  • pwndcake - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This new motherboard will give me an excuse to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies - building a new computer. I have a surgery coming up soon and I cant think of a more fun way to spend my recovery than building a new machine, and spending days tweaking and overclocking it. Reply
  • Jeb Schiefer - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me build an Ivy Bridge based workstation. Reply
  • ricemaster - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard will help me to complete my dream build. Thanks MSI and Anandtech! Reply
  • Movieman420 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to update my old C2D/P35 rig. It's tried and true but slow and old. Reply
  • hquest - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to upgrade to motherboard with SRT Reply
  • sparco00@yahoo.com - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me upgrade to a new generation of Cpu as well as to see the reliability and overall experience with the MSI brand since this would be my first product from that company. Reply
  • mdoliver - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I waaaaaant it! Reply
  • Rivensteel - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A new board with room for a high performance IVB processor and a pair of GPUs would be exactly what I need to stop stinking up the field in Tribes. Probably. Reply
  • NickoZo - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me take over the world!
    Must. Have. This. Board.
    Reply
  • Grizzlebee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need! Reply
  • nerdyrockstar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be a big step to updating my C2D setup (MSI mobo there too, could be nice continuity). Will be used to design things as fast as my brain can think them up. Reply
  • xcomvic - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MSI, you know you want to reward me for being so good this year...right Santa? Reply
  • stuartrue - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me kill bad guys and aliens. And possibly solve crimes. Reply
  • lifeblood - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Time to go Intel, and this would be a good start! Reply
  • jasvinder100 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    awesome...one for me please... Reply
  • lolinternet - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Will help me build a new system! Reply
  • Reverant - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need this to impress my dog. Nothing pleases her! Reply
  • stdowa - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be an awesome foundation for the next upgrade build Reply
  • onedeadhero - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this motherboard I will finally be able to complete my new rig as that's the only component I'm missing. Reply
  • binome - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need a new motherboard to start building my first new computer in 8 years. =) Reply
  • onedeadhero - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would finally let me finish my build as a motherboard is the only component I'm missing. Reply
  • sammyandroid2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need this because I do lots and lots of graphic works. I truly need a powerful desktop computer. And I am also a programmer, and this helps me to do productive work. Reply
  • aurelt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Nothing says style like Ivy. With this MSI MB, I'll proudly stroll down the catwalk, trendy and fashionable like never before, with necks twisting and snapping to catch a glimpse of my style and innovation! Reply
  • zipz0p - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board is high in my considerations for a new Ivy Bridge build that I am hoping to build soon. The new rig should help me to run bigger and faster simulations supporting my work (quantum optical physics)! Here's to hoping! Reply
  • Porkfist - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me benefit from having SATA 3 drives, allow the motherboard to actually see all 3TB of my one drive natively, and help me make a decision on when to build a new system instead of continually waiting for the next best thing. Reply
  • Muyoso - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be an awesome upgrade for me. Reply
  • edshin95 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Please? Reply
  • Lovolt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yes, it's been that long! Reply
  • ken88 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd replace my current motherboard with this one. Reply
  • elias444 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help my first PC build be a kickass gaming rig! Reply
  • Wicked Yeti - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be an unexpected bonus, I'd already kinda resigned myself to skipping ivy bridge but this would convince me otherwise! Also, I normally buy ASUS mobos, I haven't bought anything from MSI in a pretty long time. Reply
  • wouterkcs - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hope we all will win..... Reply
  • shade88 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Maybe I could finish Deus Ex: Human Revolution on hard. :) Reply
  • AustinKing22 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be grat to start an ivy build and get off this amd budget build form 2010! :D Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I currently have a P67 based board running a software RAID 5. Getting a Z77 based board would let me set up SSD caching which would help immensely with writes. Reply
  • xeonotrix - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I currently go to McCann of Business and Technology, my major is Information Technology. I have built my own custom computers based on research from websites like Anandtech. Having this motherboard would greatly alter my geek ego to new heights never even heard of. I would brag about it in school and make them envy me just for a small bit. My computer brain would reach a new dimension that knows no bounds and chuck norris will respect the fact that I'm the one. Oh no I just took the red pill and woke up from the best dream ever, in this dream I won the best piece of hardware to save mankind....... Reply
  • signmeup - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    and thanks Reply
  • yayay - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need new motherboard, NOW! Reply
  • justaviking - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Perfect timing... especially if I get lucky and win.

    I have half the components for my new build on my desk, waiting for me to order a 3770k CPU and a corresponding motherboard.
    Reply
  • cyricc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A good excuse to upgrade and then give my current setup to my parents Reply
  • greevar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I want a new Mobo! Reply
  • gruppe_fc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    better odds than the lotto! Reply
  • RylinM_I6 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mobo will help future-proof my computer for engineering school! :-D Reply
  • Death - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would kick start my new system upgrade! Reply
  • johnu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks Reply
  • cipsaz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Want this. Maybe this time will get it! Reply
  • xSixCHeeSY - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win this motherboard I will dominate in D3! Reply
  • hobbang819 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be great to replaced my Q6600. Reply
  • effxiikc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    upgrade time! Reply
  • KennySVG - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me build an updated rig, then I can pass down my current MSI P55-GD65 rig to my son! Reply
  • angrypat - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have read many reviews of mobos, and there is a clear bias, but MSI is building some compelling boards. MSI seems to get it in an obvious way; expansion slot layout. This is a make or break part of choosing a mobo; no I do not need many (more than one) PCI slots. PCI is going away, and other manufacturers want you to buy top tier not to get shorted slots or loaded with the blacksmith of expansion slots (PCI). Quality power management is great, if you want to build it into your boards good, but do not charge extra for that at the cost of actual useability. Aside from some NICs and sound cards, pci is done. MSI is not charging extra for a logical layout, and plenty of fan headers. I have been on the fence as far as two completely different builds for a new machine, both are with MSI for a mobo, if I win this one I wont have to choose which way to go and I know I'll have a solid foundation to start with! Who ever wins, good luck, enjoy, this board looks great. Reply
  • mrpalmtree19 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be a nice upgrade for my phenom x3 system. Reply
  • gobaers - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have an MSI nForce 750i. Obviously, I'm in need of an upgrade! Reply
  • tkelly7018 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could finally trash my only system-Athlon XP Barton. What an upgrade! Finally, 64 bit computing! Reply
  • snide23 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This new MSI mainboard would allow me to finally build something to replace my (no kidding) nForce4 system. And I of course would slap MSI stickers all over it and tell all of my friends to buy MSI. Reply
  • scho18s - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    :)

    Pick me please
    Reply
  • killsonsite - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm going to build a new computer in a couple of months, this would certainly expedite the process. Reply
  • starson - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Any excuse to upgrade to IB is a good one ;) Reply
  • NatePo717 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been contemplating building a good folding machine to leave running 24/7 here. This would certainly be a nice start to the build! Reply
  • Twinpeaksr - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be great to build an i3 bvased server to replace the broken P4 server I have! Reply
  • wghezzi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this would be perfect Reply
  • mbaroud - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    i need an upgrade! Reply
  • Adam Turney - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    How I would love to build a new system based on an Intel CPU! Reply
  • rwhitman78 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be perfect for my HTPC I want to build Reply
  • Fujikoma - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Quicker rendering times would be nice and it would be great to have an incentive to upgrade. Reply
  • thrgardinad - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Upgrade myself, and in turn upgrade my friend's computer with my old parts.. and then upgrade a family member's computer after that... might even have a chain down for even one more computer upgrade that someone will need. Reply
  • Cainz0r - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd simply love to upgrade to a Z77 rig and enjoy the benefits of Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • jkbrennan77 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need a new home theater PC! Reply
  • Novaguy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would finally upgrade my c2d desktop! Reply
  • bromixon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Perhaps not the earth... but the worlds of Azeroth, the Galactic Empire, Telara...they are all awaiting their savior...yet I require this awesome MSI motherboard so I can build a new computer and fulfill my destiny. Reply
  • lunarx3dfx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade my dying i7 920 rig. It's on it's last legs. Reply
  • arkastor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me build a new computer for my parents! Reply
  • leonlee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me edit videos and pump out code. Reply
  • eman17j - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Im poor I need a fast mainboard Reply
  • Grape_Salad - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    How will this help me? I will be able to upgrade from this AMD setup! Reply
  • lonleyppl - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My current desktop is a Mac Mini, gen 4(?). It's the last generation of PowerPC minis, but I desperately need an upgrade. Reply
  • millsdh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would love an excuse to build a new machine! Reply
  • KMan05 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My computer is getting pretty old. A new Ivy Bridge with MSI would be great! Reply
  • tnicks - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've recently discovered that married life is wonderful.... if you like buying new curtains, pillows, matching towel sets, potted plants, discussing in never ending detail the differences between apple martini and granny smith green paint chips..... Like working on muscle cars, a man needs his toys to tweak with more tooltime Tim Allen grunts. MSI, I promise to grunt about this board to all who will hear me, if I win! Reply
  • Texntn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would motivate me to build my first custom PC. Thanks! Reply
  • jblz1234 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Allow me to upgrade my PC and by proxy upgrade my wife's and then allow me to build an DVR machine from her so I can cut the cord. Reply
  • GeoBoy)SU - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win, I'll use this motherboard to build a computer. I'll use this computer to achieve world peace...or something like that. Reply
  • DataPath - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me upgrade my aging rig to something a little more modern. That and it would convince me to upgrade my MicroATX case to something a little more substantial. Reply
  • Blackchild1101 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm in da house! Reply
  • nik1108 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    As a loyal MSI customer this would be another great product to update my gaming system Reply
  • Bglatz126 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Msi. This board...it truly brings a tear to my eye. The blue and black collide in a beautiful spectrum of, well, blue and black. I love it. I will be frank with you, my build is coming to an end. The pieces are all falling into place. The case, the cpu, the cooler, the ram, etc. But there is one part that is missing. The glue that holds it all together, the motherboard. MSI, you could make a boy incredibly happy with this board, I just hope that it is me. And I'm sure this board would go great with one of your sick twin frozr series videocards. I love you. Reply
  • The Von Matrices - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could use it to finish building my Car PC. Reply
  • scfxrz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me... Reply
  • obelis - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    if I win have to buy the other upgrades . Yay Reply
  • Dr.Peace - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mobo would help me bridge that ultra important connection between a new gtx 680 and 3770k cpu. :-) Reply
  • zero2dash - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yay! Reply
  • furfoot - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Gotta have it! Need to replace my core 2 duo 2.4 ghz Reply
  • tinman_6 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm ready to upgrade my E7200 and voltmodded/OC radeon 4850. Reply
  • khongso_801 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Free drawing is the best. IB board is nice Reply
  • axium - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd love one of these boards! Reply
  • alaricljs - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd upgrade my home server off a Q6600 w/ this board. Reply
  • OnyxDragon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MINE MINE MINE !!! I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!! Reply
  • SRTie4k - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have not won anything since I was 8 and guessed the number of jelly beans in a big jar, only off by 2. My luck has been dry ever since! Reply
  • salamora - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could really use a help, upgrating my p4 2.4 computer Reply
  • thelastlaugh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Get some more gaming time in with an nice upgrade. Reply
  • mailrachit - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am making a new IVB desktop and really need it.
    Thanks..
    Reply
  • wingzero023 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hi msi, winning this board will help me because I wouldn't go out as much and constantly be rejected by girls Reply
  • Wader1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I bought a motherboard an didn't work and the manufacturer wouldn't refund me so I could possibly have a working computer if I won...chances are very slim though :/ Reply
  • DaveStall - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would be a great upgrade for my long in the tooth gaming desktop. Reply
  • Compddd - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Could finally build a new gaming rig based around this awesome mobo! Reply
  • JCScorpio - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will allow me to get a better build. Reply
  • treecats - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the board, need an upgrade Reply
  • mrharden - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Absolutely Reply
  • The0ne - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    pick me Reply
  • whomad1215 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    coloring on this board would look epic inside my case. Reply
  • Mangoking7 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With the greatness this MB proves, I could conquer all! (and would probably have to get ivy bridge :) Reply
  • biassj - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to rid of my AMD! Reply
  • ZL1Corvette - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    An Intel GigE NIC really makes it special. Reply
  • Sleepynlazy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me budget my upgrade significantly! Pick me! :) Reply
  • dtolios - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ...potent 3D modelling workstation! Reply
  • wcason817 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I really need this board to upgrade! Reply
  • frenchy_2001 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this would help me to build my new media server.
    Thanks MSI!
    Reply
  • xeni - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It will be a base for a new computer Reply
  • N4n45h1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help me build my first computer... something that is long overdue...

    Pretty please? =]
    Reply
  • Deelron - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Lag less. Reply
  • ph3nomz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hoping for some luck!

    Keep up the excellent work. I really enjoy the articles, and the work that you do.
    Reply
  • ph3nomz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Of course, this will be the main component to my overdue upgrade (4 year old system)! Reply
  • renosablast - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MSI motherboard would sure go great with my other MSI components for my new system build. Reply
  • asasa45454 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    cant afford Ivy Bridge setup :[ need upgrade Reply
  • Dantte - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me build my new computer and stop playing BF3 on my laptop at the lowest setting getting 25fps. Reply
  • rastor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Done. Reply
  • Jeffos - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My x58 board has a subpar sata3 implementation that is bottlenecking my ssd. The native sata3 on this would make me a happy guy. Reply
  • thefizzle656 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me to build my first custom-built PC, a dream that I've always had but not been able to do due to financial issues. Reply
  • uncleyankee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would be the first step into turning my computer into a gaming machine. Reply
  • Hruodgar - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Mys system is over five years old! (five years!), Time to upgrade and this would be a great start. Reply
  • Moonjock - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would allow me to upgrade from my Q6600 :). Reply
  • coldpersonman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard will force me to purchase everything else necessary to build a computer. Reply
  • tbolt1144 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me save some money building my next PC! Reply
  • denwin1102 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me finally replace my 5 year old system Reply
  • mattpegher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    looking to start a new build Reply
  • busta191 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This could bring me back to the Intel side! Reply
  • USteppin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me upgrade to Ivy Bridge =D Reply
  • miahallen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need an upgrade :-D Reply
  • twkatadin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A new motherboard would let me get my work done faster! Reply
  • LdV - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    free stuff. Reply
  • ushpuppy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to update by PC. Reply
  • x2c4me - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My E8400 processor, 4 GB of ram and a WD hard drive isn't cutting it anymore. Waiting a couple of weeks for IVB prices to stabilize and then it's build time. Reply
  • aspleme - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would give me the chance to fully utilize my Sandy Bridge processor, instead of being stuck with a P67 chipset that doesn't let me use quick sync. It might even let me upgrade to Ivy Bridge if my cat gets better and I can get bills stabilized. Reply
  • clairvoyantx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    High time for a nice upgrade to the desktop system. Reply
  • dtb147 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ... to upgrade my computer. Reply
  • assid - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This awesome MSI motherboard would allow me to finally build the video-editing computer I need. Thank you MSI! Reply
  • d2thez28 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would continue my love for MSI mobos (currently run P35-Neo2 and before that K8N Neo Platinum) and go along way to pushing me to upgrade my entire system!! Reply
  • Ali Man - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    So what would be that perfect comment to attract the readers mind in such a way of making me a winner :p (ah, I donno). May the lucky one win!!!! Reply
  • weagle05 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    are for giveaways... Reply
  • Kailasa - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    help me pick up girls by helping me build the coolest computer around, and would be the envy of all the other computers on the block. ;)

    It would definitely help by allowing me to build an awesome computer, which I am planning to do soon; so winning this would be a wonderful gift and allow me to achieve that much sooner.
    Reply
  • dolphumous - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Nice board Reply
  • rmeyers414 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would help me switch from an AMD machine to an Intel for more reliable performance. Reply
  • Laststop311 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have never tried MSI before. I would love the opportunity. Reply
  • Panther8644 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me get away from the n750i platform i'm on now... its can't even tell the time correctly :( Reply
  • tomvs123 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me put together a new system for my wife. She's tired of the three-year old hand-me down computer parts :) Reply
  • Reikon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It'd help me with an Ivy Bridge build of course. Reply
  • careyd - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be the basis of a smokin content creation machine, with a little gaming on the side. Need an upgrade badly Reply
  • shaw - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I planned to build a computer for my lil bro in August for Planetside 2. Easy mode here! Reply
  • wroblewsk - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could finally get rid of my 5 year old ASUS mb. Reply
  • cadred - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    For the win! Reply
  • DaveLessnau - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to scrap one of our two computers, shift mine to my wife, and build a new one for myself. Darn, I'm sure my wife is so happy she married me. :) Reply
  • baconforall - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MSI Z77 motherboard would help me to start a low-cost simulation cluster for solving 3-D electromagnetic problems. Reply
  • feelingshorter - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Been a MSI fan for a long time! Stable motherboards with extra cooling. Especially their graphics card with dual cooling fans and heat pipes. Love them. Reply
  • Tipher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me replace my current system which is crashing constantly for some hardware reason. I had already planned on replacing my cpu, memory, and motherboard and this motherboard would bring me that much closer to being able to boot my computer up within a minute instead of cycling it for an hour hoping that it will work. Reply
  • durkasauce - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been using a Pegatron Co. 2A6C Motherboard that supports my AMD Athlon 170u Single Core 2ghz processor and graphics chipset. I run 25-50 fps on Counter Strike Source on LOW settings. This will save me $200 on my motherboard since I can barely get enough money to build a computer that can run most modern games, this will help out a ton!

    Thank you MSI and anandtech for hosting the giveaway!
    Reply
  • Red Dawn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It's be nicew to have one to upgrade to the Ivy Bridge for my wife. Reply
  • Nail64 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be nice to replace my randomly rebooting gigabyte board. Reply
  • showens - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    nice specs. Reply
  • CthulhuDragon - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would force me to spend more money... Reply
  • s1175290 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade an aging system!! Reply
  • Denithor - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would push me to upgrade even though I am mostly planning to skip IB and wait for Haswell. But, one free motherboard, heck yeah I'll upgrade! Reply
  • rtallmansu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would like to give this MSI board a good home. Reply
  • proxopspete - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Seriously... my E7200 Core 2 Duo is showing its age and having an awesome motherboard is like achieving more than half the step in upgrading! After all, it's the mobo that limits the processor! Reply
  • yuenj - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this board for a new system to replace my aging system. Reply
  • Jebzilla - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would go along ways in help me afford a new build. Reply
  • nubnubbins - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mobo would allow me to finally upgrade from my MSI 770-G45 and get some real overclocking done. Reply
  • DragonNOA1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd finally be able to upgrade 7 year old PC and actually be able to run any program available today. Reply
  • Aladrius - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Oh 939, we had good such good times. It's time to face it though. It's over; I've moved on. I've met someone new. Reply
  • oasis789 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    winning this mobo would help me get my game on. Reply
  • kruass - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would go great for my wife's new machine Reply
  • nomercy4you - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    z77 woo Reply
  • VoraciousGorak - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would cure cancer.

    No really, I'd be Folding with it, upgrading my media server from a Celeron 430 that's barely power efficient to run, much less Fold on.
    Reply
  • muzicbox - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've used this wonderfull and resourcefull site for many years as my homepage because it is so usefull. With my board having gone bad just recently winning this drawing would be awesome! Go Anandtech! Reply
  • jsbruner - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'll take it off your hands :) Reply
  • Battledad - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    - a gaming system to play it all
    - a path to a new cpu
    - a bragging right from me to you
    - a way to hexagon cooling too
    - ablity to move to usb 3.0 for speed
    - visual maze of blue that shows my greed
    - the 6 ports sata...fiy my needs
    - this mobo does the deeds
    Reply
  • Turbinia - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have seen the benches, I have an ASUS on the way but it was a full 2% worse, that's what i get for buying the day Ivy came out =/. So a swap for an MSI would be welcome. Reply
  • Spoogie - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A worthy upgrade! Reply
  • Towermax - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would further my Gear Addiction Syndrome . . . Reply
  • chachouu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need me a new board Reply
  • Cele - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hey everyone. Gimmie stuff please :3 Reply
  • buzznut - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Hey you should give this to me. I already am awesome! Reply
  • krnmastersgt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Finally decided its time for a platform upgrade, it'd be awesome getting a great board from one of my favorite motherboard manufacturers to start the process! Reply
  • Bamboozle - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade and plug in a nice new MSI video card as well. Reply
  • ohgod - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been saving up to upgrade from a Pentium Dual-Core.. if I win I'll be able to get a higher end CPU :D Reply
  • wuzero - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be a great reason to finally shelve my Athlon X3 Reply
  • kazanma - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win, I'll upgrade my Twitch.tv encoding box. Still using a Q9550 in it. Reply
  • Ekodas - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would allow me to work on a much needed upgrade. Currently using a Core 2 Quad Q6700. Ivy Bridge FTW! Reply
  • mooch91 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    please give me the excuse to upgrade. Reply
  • FragProvider - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this board I could build the greatest gaming machine the world... errr... my office has seen yet! Reply
  • jedimike64 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this board would help me upgrade my 1st gen i7 with an ivy bridge one :) Reply
  • Zardnok - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need a board for an Ivy Bridge upgrade! Go Go MSI!! Reply
  • Resonance - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    why not? might as well upgrade Reply
  • DarkNeutron - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me compile code faster. :^) Reply
  • fffblackmage - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I suppose if I got this mobo, I would be upgrading to IB instead of Haswell. =D Reply
  • abhaxus - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    pick me! I'm still rockin an nForce 680i! Reply
  • nabingham - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Also in need of an upgrade! Reply
  • brjames - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me get a new PC for the first time in 5 years. And the first cool one in 10. Reply
  • kapoww - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge Reply
  • MakingMonkeys - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Military Class! Reply
  • prakashpk - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need a faster PC. This motherboard would be awesome. Reply
  • jamori - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    new motherboard + new processor = faster computer! Reply
  • mbishof - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mb would help me pwn noobs. Reply
  • Yoshiruu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This is great how cool that is Reply
  • jibberegg - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help me save the world! By helping defeat one disease at a time. This will be the core of my new folding rig with a bank of GPUs folding proteins to kick prion ass. Reply
  • tiki037 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board looks awesome. I've had good experiences with MSI in the past. I'm dying to build a new rig with an Ivybridge CPU and this would sure help with that. Hope I win. Reply
  • EddyKilowatt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    The old Yorkfield Q9300 has served well, but it's getting time to move on. Interested to see how well QuickSync works rendering video in Premiere and Lightroom. Reply
  • giderac - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    from my launch conroe -_- Reply
  • GuyScharf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd like to upgrade to a fast Ivy Bridge processor, and this would be just the ticket. Reply
  • Slmblck - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would make a great foundation for my next build! Reply
  • kdxensen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yes please!! Reply
  • gilmoreisu - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ...help me build a new rig!! Reply
  • cybereql - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    i can feel it... this one is mine. Reply
  • Adamantine - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'm not gonna be the winner. Reply
  • BrownSound - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This will certainly help me with upgrading my current rig! Reply
  • sotoa - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to build a new computer! Reply
  • specc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    oh and maybe play same games while i'm not doing that. Reply
  • Dbzruler72 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Woo! Reply
  • Hyonie - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd love to upgrade my parents' aging pc, built around this motherboard. Reply
  • minusthebear - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need to upgrade desperately from bloomfield. Reply
  • SnowCat00 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    That board would make a excellent base for a powerful dedicated media server with a Ivy Bridge chip, 16GB of ram, 3 3TB drives, a Ceton InfiniTV 4, and a of course a sweet case:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5796/silverstone-gra...

    It would be sweet!
    Reply
  • blahoink01 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would make a great high performance system for the office. Reply
  • swx2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Im slowly assembling the peices... already bought the chassis and PSU. This would be an awesome addition :) Reply
  • Hamm3r - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I could win more with this board.
    Winning.
    Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would definitely help me F@H faster. Reply
  • papmech - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me towards my goal of building a desktop for ivy bridge! Reply
  • Krusher33 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    C'mon please? I haven't gone the intel build in I dont' know how many years now and this board is perfect for my build considering it colors and my sleeving. Reply
  • invinciblegod - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Compiling stuff faster is always a good idea. Reply
  • IceSt0rm - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me spawn an army of virtual machines...many virtual machines. Reply
  • chaudx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be a great excuse to upgrade! Reply
  • RowdyBlueMan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    dont want cadillac
    dont want steak knives
    put me up on the msi z77a-gd65 mother board
    Reply
  • Fahlin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would take me one step further to world domination! /insert Kefka laugh here/ Reply
  • dougarcher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    10th times the charm, right? Reply
  • winged mantis - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard could help me replace my AMD system Reply
  • Oberkanone - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    More slots
    This board would allow me to break the bandwidth bank.
    Reply
  • Sb87 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks. Reply
  • nbatothemax - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me edit my videos for my website so much quicker, along with my photos and CAD drawings. My schoolwork would be so much quicker and it would be thanks to MSI. Reply
  • dalekchef - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am interested in getting involved in doing CUDA/OpenCL type research for GPGPU. This motherboard would allow me to develop software for workloads with multiple simultaneously running GPU cards ( 3 x16 slots). Sometimes this level of massive parallel computation is required for solving massive problems. Reply
  • Hobotronic - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win I don't have to figure out which mobo I want. Reply
  • nemt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would put me a little closer to finally replacing my last rig - a Socket 478 system with RDRAM and AGP 4x graphics. Reply
  • taisingera - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Short on funds, this would be great for upgrading. Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help render 1080p video WAY faster. Still running a Pentium D. Pretty painful on that thing. Reply
  • taracatac - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need a new MOBO! Reply
  • chazmati - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With the Realtek ALC898 audio chipset, THX TruStudio PRO, and both optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs--not to mention the low noise potential of a 65-77W TDP CPU with decent integrated graphics--I can totally geek out with audio. Reply
  • NGneer - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would be used to build an amazing system for my 13 yr old son for gaming development. He's learning Java at the moment so he can tweak Minecraft. Reply
  • FriedBunny - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yup! Reply
  • curtman - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yay for contests. I hope I win. Reply
  • Pitdweller - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would make me happy. Reply
  • atticus14 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would let me finally upgrade as i can stomach paying for a chip or motherboard but not both. Reply
  • redmage - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me get started putting together a new computer for IT/CS stuff and gaming. My 6-year old laptop can't keep up anymore. Reply
  • Aidryen - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This awesome board would def be a great base for a system to replace the one my crackhead ex-roommate sold while I was on vacation. It would be wonderful to get back to the development of my game and I definitely need performance like what the Z77A-GD65 has to offer. Reply
  • dark4181 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Allow me to build a new Ivy Bridge rig and leave my x58 rig to exclusive Folding duty Reply
  • Mythbinder - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Cause she would inherit my E8500 and I would build all new and shiny..:) Reply
  • RelicCK - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It could help me make an Intel machine to go alongside my AMD machine. Reply
  • erikandrews87 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've been drooling over my friend's rig for months and have been slowly saving funds. This would enable and catalyze a new machine! Reply
  • sureshpc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need an upgrade .... Reply
  • spe1491 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Looking to build a new gaming or possibly a htpc system, this would be a great start! Reply
  • rakez - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    all the cool kids have MSI and i want to be cool. Reply
  • purcelas - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Seriously. My last mobo predates the dinosaur. And dirt. Reply
  • THE_Russian - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would definitely help upgrade soon, the color matches the case scheme too Reply
  • chelos - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me build my very first system! Reply
  • victorjake - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Let me upgrade my Core2Duo! Reply
  • Grinson - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    What a beaut' Reply
  • Volumvax - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me update my tired, old dual-core Athlon machine to something that could satisfy my requirements for another 4-5 years.

    Hope I get it.
    Reply
  • Mjames23 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Will help me build my new rig! Reply
  • mikeev - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd love this board for an Ivy Bridge system. Reply
  • dogstar26 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would increase my photo shop speed. Reply
  • Porksmuggler - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My Z68 needs a new friend. Reply
  • phantomnov13 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would love to get rid of this aging pentium II. 1 fps in Skyrim makes my eyes bleed. Reply
  • Takashi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would really help with building a computer that doesnt suck unlike this one. Reply
  • FS - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    hmm... let's see if I'll get it this time Reply
  • Rylan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me get rid of my power guzzling i7 930 at 4.2GHz. As trusty as it's been over the years, it's time to move on. Reply
  • wahunt88 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would love to give my old nehalem system to my sister and her family. They are in desperate need. Would be a great start to my new system. Reply
  • ydc - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    In my rig... Reply
  • Focher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    The motherboard will help me with more virtual killing. Reply
  • segarion - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would give me the push to get rid of my old rig and get ready for Diablo III! Reply
  • spsimplicity - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me start the road to upgrading my old system Reply
  • sisq0kidd - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Honestly? This board would help me save about $150 from my future build while stealing a single, almost meaningless sale from Asus. Reply
  • dajungki - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    certainly wouldn't allow me to become bored! Reply
  • SoneeOO7 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    get off the crack and learn how to read picture books. Reply
  • JakeTri - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Nice Giveaway just after Ivy Bridge release !

    P.S. Today is my birthday so this would be a really nice birthday present for me :)
    Reply
  • NonFriendlyUser - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I will use this board for my civil engineering projects. Senior design is coming up soon and I really don't want to use the old computers in the computer labs. Reply
  • Homeles - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be fantastic. I'm tired of this Phenom 9750. Reply
  • Marricks - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help finish my build, finish my programming PC, and get out of working at Home Depot.
    That would be quite quite helpful.
    That is all.
    Reply
  • ChickenWing - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use the GD65 to enable my switch to Ivy Bridge and finally be able to render scenes in Maya without my PC crashing. Reply
  • RGrizzzz - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will let me rock out on Windows 8, where I'll virtualize some stuff for work, play some of the latest games in my free time and dabble with digital photography processing RAW photos! Reply
  • Iketh - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help me power that 3770k screaming my name at newegg! Reply
  • SticKYR!ce - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    250 dollar retail price value? It's $170 dollars on Amazon and Newegg. Reply
  • SniperWulf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win, I could complete my wifes build! Reply
  • Nje - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build my new water-cooled computer! Reply
  • Pottervilla - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Upgrade my old processor. Reply
  • mahart - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be a perfect start to my next upgrade. Reply
  • johnf1285 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help me upgrade to the z77 platform, Ivy Bridge, and will also match my MSI Twin Frozr III HD 6970!! Reply
  • Robenger - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have been a life long AMD fan only to be let down the past couple years by some poor performance. Getting this motherboard would allow me within my small budget to begin a new build in which would further my plans to conquer the world. Thank you for your support. Reply
  • Elixer - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board will help me update from a nforce 2 board to the latest technology. :) Reply
  • leer312 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need an excuse to get an ssd for caching. Reply
  • staryoshi - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    If I win one of these bad boys I'll build a performance gaming PC around it for a friend :) Reply
  • AVP - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    so ^ Reply
  • JackCrazy - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I hope i am the winner !!! Reply
  • lane42 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks for a chance to win a great board from a great company... Reply
  • aidanf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    this would allow me to build a new system and have absolutely no excuses for getting my behind handed to me by 14 year olds on BF3 Reply
  • dajeepster - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    gimme Reply
  • ARoyalF - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Die a little less in BF3.... Reply
  • slimtim - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be a great upgrade for the new year of hardware. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would help get me out of the 7-year-old desktop stone age! Reply
  • ICantSeeIt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

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  • JoshieZin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help financially jump start my first desktop build in a VERY long time. Money's hard to come by these days. Reply
  • Coxa - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link


    Would be a nice foundation for my new computer
    Reply
  • jgarcows - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would be the basis of a great upgrade to my gaming machine. Not sure if I'll take the plunge with dual video cards, but it would be nice to have the option. Reply
  • Quixoticism - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would use this motherboard for a new system so I can be more productive in my web and graphics design.
    I'm currently on a Athlon 64 3000+ so speed is definitely hurting.
    Reply
  • MacGyverSG1 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Wow, this was my original motherboard pick for my new computer (still waiting to see a Big Bang XPower with Z77). If I won this, I could finally finish building a new computer (current one is 7 years old, Opteron 170, DFI NF4 Ultra-D). My multitasking computing needs the boost badly. Between my work, hobby, and play, this board will complement my i5-3570K that is on the way. Reply
  • Zerhyn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ... assist me in replacing my 7 year old desktop computer. Reply
  • crowAT - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need an upgrade. Please sir can I haz it? Reply
  • wildcard-x - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard could help me build a Matter Stream Inverter. Reply
  • relphie - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Need it for my new 3570k! Reply
  • joewongvt - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    but only if i won Reply
  • selbert505 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    new mobo for my parent's system :) Reply
  • fic2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Will my socket 939 AMD XP3800+ fit in it?
    I guess I'd have to get an Ivy Bridge then....
    Pick me!
    Reply
  • hito - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    tastes like chicken Reply
  • muuher - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    my 6 year old clunker Reply
  • mars2k - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the great reviews Reply
  • ImSteevin - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This would let me build a new computer for my girlfriend so we can play wow together again! Reply
  • politicalslug - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would be a huge step toward upgrading my aging 25mhz 486sx. Reply
  • axdirkadirka - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Seriously, this board would save me the cost of having to buy a z77, so it would be awesome to win. Reply
  • Incinorator - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to upgrade from my aging Q6600 and encode videos at lightning speed! Reply
  • gmulert - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would let me finally upgrade from a Core 2 Duo-DDR2 system to a more modern platform. Reply
  • Opterpwn - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My Q9450 is getting long in the tooth, this Z77 would be the perfect start for a new Ivy build. Reply
  • RockPaperBFG - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me upgrade my current rig from an aging 1st generation i7 to Ivy Bridge just in time for the week I get to enjoy Diablo III before losing my vision for a few weeks to an eye surgery.http://www.anandtech.com/show/5790/msi-z77agd65-iv... Reply
  • racerx_is_alive - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me afford to upgrade my athlon64 x2 box Reply
  • Psycoperson - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me in my new build :P Reply
  • ahktang - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Dear MSI, please hook me up with an awesome new board for my Guild Wars 2 machine!! Reply
  • Jammrock - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    sure. I'll take it. Reply
  • docken02 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A welcomed upgrade to all who want Ivy Bridge goodness with native USB 3.0 support. That's technology being sexy right there. Reply
  • an0n42 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade from my aging Phenom II and DDR2 800 Ram Reply
  • Kibbles - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I need this to stick stuff in it. Reply
  • tyrant.otter - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would let me transcode video files far faster then my x58 board. Reply
  • kawatwo - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    We need to upgrade our parents system for Mothers/Fathers day :) Reply
  • rbasude - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Yay! Reply
  • Yakobid - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MSI motherboard would gives me an incentive to get ivy bridge and PCI Express 3.0 graphics card. Reply
  • Arhuul - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It will help me become a warlock rock star from Mars with tiger blood and Adonis DNA. Reply
  • singularity989 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This MB would greatly spped up my video encoding and PCSX2 emulation! Reply
  • vailr - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    A new Z77 board would help me to win online sweeps. Reply
  • Warlock15th - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board will help me build a rig for my son Reply
  • commandoinaction - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Wanting to build a new ivy bridge machine with OCZ Vertex 3 120 SSD along with a nvidia 6xx GPU. This mobo is full featured with extra fan ports to keep that system cool. Great specs! Reply
  • ishmoo21 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This mb would definitely make the computer Im being 10x better. Reply
  • THizzle7XU - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would help me upgrade to PCI 3.0 for GPGPU projects :) Reply
  • RushX - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this awesome mobo would allow me to jumpstart a custom build for my brother going to college. Reply
  • naf - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    With this board I could compute more. Reply
  • eallan - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me pick up all the ladies. Reply
  • sasquatch45 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I have an MSI for my current machine, and I've been able to squeeze out a massive overclock with it. The beast has served me well so far. I could use another one! Reply
  • drew_afx - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I've never bought your branded products, but
    this will change my mind.
    Gigabyte=durable
    Asus=lots of features elegant layout

    MSI=?

    Hope I can answer the question
    Reply
  • Gyzer006 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd put in a quad core and set it up as my new gaming/file server. Reply
  • alogwe - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would put me on my way to pursuing my digital art hobbies :) Reply
  • Riven98 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    ...I could rule the world! Reply
  • antef - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    yep Reply
  • Notperk - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    That looks like a decent Z77 mobo. Reply
  • DashTrash97267 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I'd build one great Ivy Bridge system with this board! MSI's stuff has been looking real good lately! Reply
  • hansrotech - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    build a new tower for gaming on and turn the old one into a dedicated host for my minecraft servers, currently doing both off of a MSI Z68MA-ED55 b3 Reply
  • Amoro - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would build a new system for myself and my wife would get my current system. :-) Reply
  • Filch - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    would help me make sweet love.... I mean music.... sweet music, yes. Reply
  • AndresB - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard + Ivy cpu will improve my rendering times of my small architectural projects, let me do more render test and make better designs. Reply
  • TidalWaveOne - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    MSI, this motherboard would cause me to spend more money... since I would need to buy a lot of stuff in order to use it. Thanks. Reply
  • lbruce - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    more than anybody. I'm "computing" with a single-core AMD box and I have to supply it power with a stationary bicycle. Reply
  • SpiderMinky - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me with more awesome gaming than my existing rig
    -S
    Reply
  • instinctofbrucelee - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me improve my rendering performance, speed up the boot process, I wont have to worry about it dying, it will allow me to show off how incredibly fast my computer is to my envious friends. But most of all, it will give me the glory of claiming I was part of a military machine. Reply
  • optarix12 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    My fiance is about to graduate and I would like to get her a new photoshop-centric PC as a graduation gift. This would be PERFECT for her. I plan on coupling it with 16GB of DDR3 and a 3570K. I've already got a pair of velociraptors and a 6970 hidden away for just this build. Hopefully luck is on my side! Reply
  • kart17wins - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    an upgrade Reply
  • thehybridfrog - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Missed out on some Asus gear, would love to give MSI a try! Reply
  • Finns14 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I would love this board because I am working on a build now and all I haven't purchased is CPU motherboard and case. Would love a great board that is stable and has USB 3.0 headers. Reply
  • wribbs - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    while(!winner)
    enterGiveaway(wribbs);
    cout << "Thanks, for awhile there I thought my system was hung!";
    Reply
  • xBtUser - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks MSI for the prize. It will be great if I can upgrade my 5 years old computer with the new motherboard! Reply
  • disports - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to build a stable build for my dad! Reply
  • ucisilentbob - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    UPGRADES!!!! Woo! W00T! Reply
  • Yellowsamuel - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would be a good excuse to grab an IVB processor :) Reply
  • kardelz2 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    The motherboard would help me finish running the computations in my class projects faster. Reply
  • Totally Trav - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    I am planning on getting a new Ivy Bridge 3770K but I already own a motherboard so this would save me a lot of trouble. Reply
  • rgraze911 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Would make a nice home for my 3770k I just bought. Reply
  • daldaren - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me save the world from me not having this board, and because my ASUS Gen3 is kinda klunky. Save me so that I may save you all from me not being MLG level performance. Thank you.

    Also, Slim Jims. That is all I can say on that.
    Reply
  • Akinos242 - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    Getting this motherboard would push me to build an Ivy Bridge rig, although I plan on doing so at some point anyways, this would just make it easier...and cheaper :). Waiting for the i5-3550s to be available for purchase somewhere... Still rocking an AM2 mobo from 5 years ago... Reply
  • ZeusKOTG - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An upgrade from the classic q6600 + p965 chipset would be a good way to building a new computer would be a new mobo Reply
  • YaBaBom - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    How about MSI? Reply
  • BuckeyePC - Monday, April 30, 2012 - link

    It would finally get me on my way towards updating my rig from a P35 chipset, Socket 775 motherboard.

    I'd say it would help me pwn the n00b, but frankly I'm too old to pwn n00bs anymore.
    Reply
  • DarkMatter93 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will be part of a dragon that'll help me build the next big website. Reply
  • Brainonska511 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Could replace my current MSI motherboard (which has been fabulous) which I just purchased 3 months ago. Reply
  • bluebee21 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    And this would be a great way to start putting together my next system Reply
  • RadioKnob - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been on the same HP Motherboard for 8 years... Upgraded some parts like the RAM from 512 mb DDR2 to 3 GB, and bought a 9400 GT. It's a zombie, I don't know how this thing is still living... Sure would love one of these... Reply
  • Redstorm - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Nice upgrade Reply
  • arklab - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sounds like a very nice board. Reply
  • cj145 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be my first MSI board in years. I would use it to see how far they have come as a company and to replace my aging HTPC with more modern equipment. Reply
  • insitemotion - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be perfect for my next build. I spend most of my time as a graphic designer and website developer. This would go a long ways to helping me build a much better computer for my work. Reply
  • mailchandler - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be nice to win one of these puppies Reply
  • rpmrush - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    to pop a 2500K in and have fun reaching for 5Ghz. No hate to Ivy..can't wait to get one in a lappy. Reply
  • cowzzwoc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    please Reply
  • gdinero79 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to upgrade one of my family's aging PCs. Reply
  • LifesABeta - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    will use this mobo to rip though games Reply
  • demonicimpact - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me build an awesome Ivy Bridge computer for gaming and school. Reply
  • MyztMoore - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    After looking at some reviews, I think that the Z77A-GD65 is a perfect fit for my next build! Reply
  • rqle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    allow me to try using 3 PCIE slots concurrently for the first time Reply
  • chrisprcr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board (and a new CPU) would let me do just about everything faster on my PC. Reply
  • tlmaclennan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me complete my latest build! Reply
  • HayesK - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade for the folding farm. Reply
  • Pyrokinetic - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    What would this board help me do? It would help me complete a LONG overdue upgrade...still running XP on a Athlon 64 X2 with a 790FX chipset... Reply
  • crazzyeddie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Finally let me build a system with VT-x so I can setup my virtual testing lab at home. Reply
  • b3nzint - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I like all those military stuff seems rigid, strong, powerfull. great stuff. Not Pro, Workstation, Ultra Durable, fatality, extreme, bla bla bla. Just Military... BoooM. U got me Reply
  • C2bcool - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning would allow me to build my 1st home build ever and 1st new computer since 2005. Reply
  • Ionizer86 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could upgrade my PC, get dual graphics cards, then play Starcraft II at a higher frame rate! Reply
  • odin607 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This mobo would make it economically feasible for me to upgrade to an ivy bridge+Z77. The upgrade would let me increase the quality of my twitch.tv stream!

    esports!
    Reply
  • wukkar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help get my noise down from heat(fans) as well as a much needed speed upgrade Reply
  • Thundergod2 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me sooooo much. Looking to build my first desktop. Reply
  • RayW69 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A new gaming PC. Have not had one for a few years, since buying the Xbox 360. Reply
  • rseiler - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade Reply
  • darrelus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Getting this motherboard would help me build a computer worthy of the upcoming years. Reply
  • Snorpio - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would finally make the leap and attempt to build a Hack Pro with this beauty. Reply
  • dbzvl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This sounds like a great board for me to own! Reply
  • psykick5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looking to get a base for a new build! Reply
  • Robo300 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need this MB for my upcoming update. I currently have a MSI P-55, and it's time for a change. Thank you to AnandTech, and MSI, for a terrific giveaway. Reply
  • NhojGnol - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Well, Winning this board would help me to build a new system to replace my aging Core II. Reply
  • MsiL33t - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This Would Rape with my Dual 6870x2 Since I can do 16x 8x- Althoug Id prefer the Z77 Big Bang ,Thanks for chossing me Reply
  • dragonb5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Finally be able to upgrade my pc Reply
  • GhostClocking3 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning will give me motivation to build a new rig of this generation. Right now I'm just settling because I don't have the resources to spend in this current economy so I have to wait for a time when the prices of things make sense to me. I just want a PC that can handle anything, for gaming, for school work, for work, etc. Reply
  • anactoraaron - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    yeaaahhh baby! Reply
  • shin0bi272 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Im running an i7 920 and could really use usb 3.0, pci-e 3.0 and the extra oomph from the ivybridge cpu. Not specifically for the cpu but like always to get the highest end video cards and their highest performance I have to buy a new motherboard and cpu... You know cause god forbid intel stick with a socket for more than a couple of years. Reply
  • LOLsion - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade, from my old E8400. Reply
  • PartEleven - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    yay! Reply
  • PartEleven - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    And there I go not reading. This board will help me go fast. Reply
  • nwaro438 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help build my mom a pc she needs. Reply
  • RealityExit - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be very nice indeed to get a kick start and upgrade from my aging Athlon. Also I may or may not be just THAT much more awesome with this board. Reply
  • TrptJim - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this motherboard to build a monster of a PC. My current machine is getting a bit old! Reply
  • ScottK - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in the process of creating a Digital Audio Recording, Audio / Video Post Studio that is in the process of being crammed into a spare 10x10 bedroom, and a system with this quality motherboard would be the perfect centerpiece system for it. I'll even go as far as emblazoning the MSI logo wherever I could without being too obvious. I already have 2 MSI NF750-G55's, and a system based on this motherboard would definitely be the star of this studio. Reply
  • quincer - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me blow everything off the pants my friends have ~ Reply
  • browsing - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would really help my ivy bridge rig. Sitting on a c2d right now. Boo old tech! Reply
  • flatfour - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Motherboard needs replacing. Hope I win! Reply
  • brandx5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I hope it's mine soon Reply
  • antonyt - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Been needing a full rebuild for a while, this would go a long way in getting me started! Reply
  • strahd13 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me help my daughter. I could pass my z68 to her and get me a nice 3rd gen i5 setup. That would make me awesome dad for at least a couple weeks (kids have a short attention span). Reply
  • BEL6772 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love to build a new system around this motherboard :) Reply
  • damageundone - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The motherboard is the key component in starting a new build, and this looks just like the right fit for the new Ivy Bridge CPUs. Reply
  • mabaty - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me because, I need an upgrade bad and i'm a broke college student! Reply
  • MadEmperor - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to win this Reply
  • poobagger - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    time for an upgrade! Reply
  • Ursus91 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am still in the planning process for making my first build and having a motherboard out of the way would be so much stress taken off of me!

    Help me out!
    Reply
  • kilkennycat - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Missed out on last giveaway. Trying again. Reply
  • SleepyItes - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Guess what? I have a fever. And the only prescription is this motherboard! Reply
  • PCMerlin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need a new computer so I can keep my business and personal stuff separate. This would go a long ways towards accomplishing that goal! Reply
  • gonks - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    you should really really open this giveaway to everyone... :( Reply
  • biagg - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Nearly perfect upgrade! Reply
  • FriedBaconStrips - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm looking to build a new pc mid summer and having this board would give me a great head start!!! MSI hasn't let me down yet. Reply
  • skiz6151 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Need to upgrade so badly now Reply
  • ted8978 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Thanks MSI. This would be a great start for building a new computer. Reply
  • fooyou - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wonder how this compares to Asus and Gigabytes offes of 3-way PCIe. Reply
  • DavidoFoo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    :) This is a great mobo. Reply
  • kibs - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would be awesome to win this! Reply
  • Drewdog343 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I can haz Ivy Bridge? Reply
  • mattgmann - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My x58 rig just bit the dust after a few years of good service. This would go a long way to helping me get back into full production. Reply
  • jontech - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Been waiting for a good board to build my ultimate rig! Reply
  • Zacmaniac - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would let me overclock more, get faster frame rates, and have a better chance of dominating at online shooters! Reply
  • alfredska - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me upgrade my system for computational physics research. Reply
  • JWatson - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Yes Please :D Reply
  • cychan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would put it to good use, thanks! Reply
  • Randomblame - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It shouldn't take over an hour to compile ice cream sandwich my old x58 based system can't keep up this would make me a very happy dev Reply
  • snclawson - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could really use a Z77 board to upgrade from my old H55 MSI board! Reply
  • the_vorpal_blade - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use the motherboard in my research on neutrinos! Reply
  • heinlein - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great late B'day gift. Reply
  • eastjungle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Pair this up with my 3770k. I'll be able to run 8 VMs simultaneously. Reply
  • Miami_U - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me upgrade to a quad core and finally ditch this core2duo :) Reply
  • millak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this board would allow me to leave my old, mediocre builds behind and really build a good, powerful machine Reply
  • Sangueffusor - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me finally start using my newly-built system regularly... Reply
  • megakilo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want to have a new motherboard to upgrade my PC! Reply
  • mb2593 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this board to build my daughter a new computer so she can edit pictures of my grandchildren. Reply
  • ct760ster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm HERE ;) Reply
  • Sumotku - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Is all I can say... Reply
  • kly1222 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i need an upgrade Reply
  • quibby - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will make me beautiful Reply
  • cholula0 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would make me buy a IB. Reply
  • jepsr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Need to replace that aging K7T Pro 2-A!!! Reply
  • Ultramutant - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me motherboard better. That is why I want it. Reply
  • phraghg - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help me overclock the crap out of the i5-3570k I have coming in the mail! Reply
  • Thrakazog - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard makes me want to be a better man ! Reply
  • glucoseboy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would be a great base for my new gaming PC Reply
  • AFCommando - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Been using an Opteron 165 system for many many years now. Been looking into building a new desktop, but don't have much of a budget. Winning this MSI motherboard would allow me to build my new system on a solid foundation and allow me to spend my limited budget on other components. Reply
  • physolator - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been planning on building a new pc for one of my friends since I just got a newer sandy bridge system. He's stuck on an old core2duo which was an upgrade from his old p4. I want him to see what a new system is all about. Reply
  • ZoSo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Love MSI products. Been using 1st gen i7 board and have had no issues and is very stable. I will definitely be going with MSI again in a new build. Reply
  • mojoe12 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If i win this, I am going to build a completely new computer! Reply
  • lanestew - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A winner. Reply
  • safusu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd probably build the HTPC I've always wanted! Reply
  • DragonFire838 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me complete my new i5-3570k build! Reply
  • lcarsos - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would be a great start to a pc to help get me started writing code on a modern pc. Reply
  • Solfish - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My desktop is dead, so winning a new motherboard would help me build a new one and not be paranoid about having to work on one old laptop! Reply
  • cmhansen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    odds of winning? Reply
  • awkward - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This MSI motherboard would help me upgrade my current rig, and allow me to give my parents my current motherboard. I'm currently using a 2500K paired with an ASRock Extreme4 Gen 3. Reply
  • jodyjr1980 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me get through school. Reply
  • Lag-avulin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I really want intel hd4000 in my system and there is no better chipset to get for irt :) Reply
  • kekulahanohano - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Shmeegel likes the shiny new motherboard!!!! Reply
  • Yuriman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love to have this board Reply
  • o1die2 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to get rid of my sempron dinosour and start enjoying multitasking again. Reply
  • jmhart - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm waiting and watching for the new iMac to be announced, resisting the urge to just build a new Ivy Bridge PC. Winning this would push me to the new PC option. Reply
  • Stanly.ok - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Come on guys, do a worldwide giveaway once in a while!

    I'm reading your articles few times in a day and US-only giveaways make me a sad panda )=
    Reply
  • Paazel - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I wish this was a less of a first world problem... but switching to this board plus ivy bridge would speed up my raw to jpg conversion time considerably! Reply
  • Godsend1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would complete my turn to the dark side... Reply
  • rayon7 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I have a four year old computer Reply
  • Daodao - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Just a SSD and this motherboard would help my jump to modern Tech, stay awesome AnandTech! Reply
  • matt3D - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would let me have the current z77 chipset for ivybridge. :) Reply
  • Mandarinez - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Because I love you. Reply
  • rcbrown99 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will keep me from being board... forever... Reply
  • Nsk122684 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wining this motherboard would help me revitalize my churches video ministry. We are currently on an SD setup and it is not well connected. We want to move to an HD setup, but getting the roughly $5000 for it is quite a task. This motherboard would put us one giant step forward in the build of our video computer. Thanks for your offering. Reply
  • jc430 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    In need of a huuuge upgrade from a 939 system!! Reply
  • zude - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Worth a shot, entering. :) Reply
  • antiocles - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Beed a while, need to update the rig! Reply
  • ExodusC - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade my current desktop and move the current parts into a smaller case and build a little NAS to back up important work-related documents. Reply
  • Lekko - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would enjoy a new system! This would be a perfect base for it. Reply
  • Kyuusei - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will keep me from whacking my head into my desk when my computer struggles to cope with my taskload.... Reply
  • PCTC2 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would upgrade my workstation to be more stable than the P6T that's in it now! Productivity is key! Plus, the Intel NIC would be very useful. Reply
  • Insomniac87 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would really help me sink in money into getting a good GPU for my new build! Reply
  • MrPerlishells - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    They say there can only be one and so this shall be the one post to let me enter into the contest. Reply
  • Freakie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would make it so that my brother an I can finally get started on our gaming build! Neither of us have much disposable income, so we've been working together on getting a nice rig for us to play on. So far we have a HAF 922 case that I traded for some oddball work, and a GTX 480 from a friend who broke off a small transistor from it and has since upgraded to a 580 (it still works, amazingly enough, must have been a redundant part or something :P) a decent 550W PSU from a friend's old build, and a 1TB drive we've been using in an external enclosure. Now we're just saving up for CPU+Motherboard+RAM so that we can put it all together! Winning this motherboard would help us complete our build within a month, two at most :) Reply
  • Si1veR - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me build my first Intel gaming system. Reply
  • Kougar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...finally upgrade off of my old X58 motherboard to something that has USB 3 and SATA III and UEFI support! Reply
  • Yrusoad - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help my roommate with his first build, maybe we'll have enough for a nice MSI gfx card ;D Reply
  • whitehat2k9 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use this to replace my current MSI board with the latest and greatest! Reply
  • deathwish23 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i am looking to make a water cooled system and this Motherboard will be a great help and if i do win the Motherboard i am going to give my cpu to my dad because his is on it last leg i built it for him 6 years ago it will probably go 2 more years but i am not holding my breath but i built mine 2 years ago and its a MSI Motherboard and it runs so good so smooth now that's why i only use MSI Motherboard because they are built fore the long hall not like other Motherboards Reply
  • deathwish23 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i am looking to make a water cooled system and this Motherboard will be a great help and if i do win the Motherboard i am going to give my computer to my dad because his is on it last leg i built it for him 6 years ago it will probably go 2 more years but i am not holding my breath but i built mine 2 years ago and its a MSI Motherboard and it runs so good so smooth now that's why i only use MSI Motherboard because they are built fore the long hall not like other Motherboards Reply
  • bubba7 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Build an Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge sytem. My old E2140 overclocked to 2.66GHz is hurting. Reply
  • savaytse66 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to do something a new IB processor I need to win. Reply
  • cramercali - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help test my skills, strengths and desires to learn more about the technology it incorporates and provide for me a catalyst to build a dream machine. Reading is one thing. Doing is another. Reply
  • MustangMatt429 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love a free board to start off with. Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me build another machine I can spend too much time on the internet with. Reply
  • PseudoKnight - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I haven't fully decided what value a more expensive motherboard would give me. This is partially due to a lack of experience with them. Show me what I'm missing. I put my computer through a lot. Reply
  • Talyrius - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to my upgrade from my aging computer, so that I may pass it on to someone else who would benefit from it. Reply
  • Taco-Man - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use it as a great excuse to get an Ivy Bridge 3770k. Reply
  • pdxtim - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would be a great start to a controller for an atom cluster I'll be building for grad school. Reply
  • wfarid - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My first build I used MSI. Would love to come first circle. Reply
  • albundy2 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a nice photoshop rig for my daughter. Reply
  • Hudsonn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This MB would help me a lot in my new setup I'm thinking of building! Reply
  • eLiu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm about to build a new computer & free obviously helps :D Reply
  • Apoithaki - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This m/b is perfect!! Reply
  • rlhunts - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My maCHINE IS REALLY GETTING OLD! Reply
  • Powervano - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am seeking a strong motherboard for new workstation. Reply
  • Leanox - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Let me win it! Reply
  • Gambler - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this contest would make the decision on which motherboard to put into an Ivy Bridge build easy! Reply
  • lowryd1000 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would make a great start to a new system. Count me in. Reply
  • brainhulk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been running MSI graphics cards since my 8800 gtx ultra. My system is getting long in the tooth and would like to upgrade to a new Ivy bridge platform with a MSI motherboard to complement my MSI twin frozr 560 ti 2gb Reply
  • Slyr762 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sign me up. Reply
  • l99057j - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Lost my custom rig in a tornado last year. Bought a Mac to get me over the hump but ready to have a custom build again. A msi board sounds like a great way to start! Reply
  • pvdw - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My current system is really old, so an upgrade would be great!! Reply
  • sivmagen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would a good base for a new system for my brother Reply
  • surj101 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Gotta love this website for it's promotions
    <(^.^ <) ^(^.^)^ (> ^.^)> so heres kirby dancing to your awesomeness!
    Reply
  • Andy616 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a boost in upgrade in gaming and dealing with large image files. Currently using old P35 with Q6600 Reply
  • videogames101 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • Gogoasa - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    What are you guys doing here is amazing. Cheers! Reply
  • Qubix1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    if you don't play. Reply
  • CrazyIvan67 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this mobo would finally allow me to build a new box, as a single parent of two my cycle of upgrades has been severely broken. This would take a big piece out of the financial equation and allow me to finally donate my Core2Duo machine to my children.

    Thx
    Reply
  • ewood - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    it would help me look up panini recipes... to eat while i play games. Reply
  • dcohen32 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Really want to build a new rig! Reply
  • guskline - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This MSI Z77 mb would look so cute next to it's little twin brothers Sandy and Bridge Reply
  • MadAd - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I remember back when these competitions were first started, there was some kind of suggestion it would be US only at first and then other countries would be included as time went on.

    Ive seen many come and go and still I see this latest one limited to the US still, gee thanks a lot guys. Anandtech has been my homepage for over 10 years now, I read every article and feel excluded by the fact still no one has bothered to investigate simple lottery laws in other countries. Its not rocket science guys, international post isnt a black hole anymore either.

    Im in the UK, not some far east country or somewhere that giveaway competitions are going to be hard to administer, our lottery laws arent that dissimilar to your own, you even have reviewers from this country from time to time but when it comes to the competitions, tough luck, US only. Why?? You are allowed to have competitions here- it wouldnt take long researching to get the disclaimer wording right - sure I know youd rather be reviewing than doing that, but it only needs to be done once.

    Come on guys, think of your fans, I know the US has traditionally been seen as insular and ignorant of the existence of the rest of the world but you are a tech review site dealing with global companies so i hardly think that stereotype applies, whats the problem? Consideration for your extended fan base would be respectful right now.

    Thank you
    Reply
  • cursd1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm a student and therefor very little income. Winning this contest would make me able to upgrade my 6 year old AMD X2 system and do things like video editing and streaming video that I can't do at the moment. Reply
  • brainsbro13 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great start to upgrading my ailing gaming system. The current rig is running an overclocked Core 2 Duo! Help! Reply
  • yelped - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ok. Reply
  • Daeros - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would really help my plans for an htpc Reply
  • Nakarti - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I sure hope I win something before the world ends.
    Thanks MSI and Anandtech for another great giveaway!
    Good luck to all who enter ;D.
    Reply
  • CrispyChris - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The new board would help me upgrade my old core 2 duo system that seems ancient right now and I would greatly appreciate it if I won it. Pc gaming is expensive so this would help me out a lot even though I know that I would need a new processor and Ram.

    Thanks for you time
    Reply
  • Dead God - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    .... me build a cool new system for my wife. Who really needs an upgrade. Reply
  • madden64freak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My church needs an upgrade to their video encoding, editing, and transcoding rig. (Amazing how much CPU you can suck with Flash Media Live Encoder) This motherboard paired with an Ivy Bridge processor would do that nicely. Reply
  • gldnduck - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looks nice and fast. Reply
  • todlerix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    pew pew Reply
  • mustang7173 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a fabulous replacement main board to replace to my mother in laws old DDR style system that is really, really slow. Thanks Reply
  • dilligaf586 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help an Old Geek on a fixed income upgrade his stuff. Reply
  • roxz72 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...from a very old AMD FX-60 system Reply
  • mikedice - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...upgrade my aging system! Reply
  • mezlo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would snowball into a whole new computer - the kids will be quite excited! Reply
  • si1ic0n_gh0st - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I can haz mobo? Reply
  • AKACyrano - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Haven't used an MSI board in a while. An upgrade with this would be a great start. Reply
  • bbosley - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love a new motherboard. It would be a great jump start to getting the kids off my computer so I could use it once in a while. Thanks to MSI and Anandtech for making it possible. Reply
  • Migraine99 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been a long-time user of ASUS motherboards and I have always heard how great MSI products are. I've never had the chance to see first-hand but winning this motherboard would be a great start! :) Reply
  • powruser - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me pwn all n00bs in Battlefield 3! Reply
  • pakpak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    would be a great basis for a new upgrade Reply
  • xaspen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    too sweet for words. Reply
  • aeolist - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me build a much more power efficient desktop than the one I have now Reply
  • Origin32 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I desperately need this board to make full use of my Vertex 3. With my current 980a-based AM3+ board I need 30 seconds to boot Windows and that has a severe negative impact on my productivity. As a college student I have very little free time (snark) so this board could really help me out. Reply
  • Nathanb - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could use an upgrade Reply
  • pinetheonly - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It will help me finally be able to do the same thing I do every night...try to take over the world. Reply
  • Icabus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be a good start to that upgrade we have been thinking about. Reply
  • Denorek - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Me love ivy a long time... Reply
  • thunderbrain - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would definitely give my 3 year old system a nice upgrade. Reply
  • Oyster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade from my E6400 Core 2 Duo to 3770k Ivy Bridge processor. And also make my life a bit more efficient as all that extra processing power will allow me to do other things :). Reply
  • javelin_tech@msn.com - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    with the board I would buy a gtx 680 too! Reply
  • dwen2786 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I have had my old desktop for about 7 years now and looking to finally build a new long term desktop. This would definitely help! I've already purchased a new i5 3570k. Next is this motherboard! Reply
  • Netopia - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm typing this from a lowly Socket 939 Opteron 165. With this board, I could come into the 21st Century. Please Sir... have pity on me! Reply
  • rdpetrey - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Z77 and MSI, what a great way to launch into spring - with a new state of the art computer build. Reply
  • Refreshment - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Im quite pleased with the quality of my MSI motherboard right now. But any chance to improve the performance without wasting too much money it's more than welcome ^(°o´)^ Reply
  • segilman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would be a Happy Happy moment! Reply
  • xilience - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I might finally be able to upgrade my system. I'm still running a 1st gen Phenom! Reply
  • kellydavis84302 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I can't help myself. I love to build computers and give my old ones to other people. Reply
  • Ahab97 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would definitely help me with my video library project. Reply
  • Papaspud - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would make me a God amongst men.... Thank you MSI!!! Reply
  • coulbin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help lower my cholesterol Reply
  • VisionX302 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wow! Thanks for the opportunity. Reply
  • newdamage1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me re-encode my *vob's to *mkv's without taking 5 months of 24 hour use my current system would. Reply
  • jaydee - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love a Z77 mobo, for a new build. Reply
  • MULuke - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I haven't upgraded since I got my first Core 2. So, it would help me catch back up. Reply
  • Fenrir3050 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...for my planned new build this spring. Upgrade is long overdue. Reply
  • speedslyde - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would get me started on replacing my 5 year old PC. My Q6600 is starting to show it's age. Reply
  • jrparker99 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need a good reason to start a build to upgrade my aging desktop, this would be it :-) Reply
  • ski - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love this board for my upgrade. Great board MSI. Reply
  • Danno86 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It'd help me have to purchase one less thing for my IVB build this summer! Reply
  • mystang45 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My HTPC went down and I need some new parts :) Reply
  • vaille - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wanting to upgrade to IB, still using a Wolfdale dual core, this would really help out. Reply
  • wotanisi - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me build a new comp! Reply
  • pattycake0147 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me build my first true gaming rig. Reply
  • Smoke21 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to win this and make a sweet rig for countless hours of Diablo 3! Reply
  • BrothaJay - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could use this badly Reply
  • docpw - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It's been *years* since I've done a rebuild! Reply
  • SlayerS_Jesus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I won, I would use this board to build a new, better computer Reply
  • tammlam - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm collecting components for a gaming rig. So far, I have a PSU and HDD. This motherboard would be nice. Reply
  • rshappard - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've used MSI boards in the past with great success & the time is right to upgrade again! Reply
  • webdawg77 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to move my main PC into this decade! Reply
  • jimernst - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Its been eight years since my last build. Time to get it on with MSI. Reply
  • dmccul1173 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An upgrade would be nice Reply
  • Kangaru - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm going to be building soon and a free motherboard sure would help offset costs Reply
  • nyrkba - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use it for an upgrade. I've used MSI boards for years and they make good products. Reply
  • BPB - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be great for the family. Reply
  • donebu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A MSI Z77A-GD65 Ivy Bridge motherboard would be a great upgrade for me. Reply
  • sfarabi - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I will finally be able to upgrade my aging 5 year old system. Reply
  • ice456789 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me end world hunger and stop Kony. My current computer is sssllllooooowwwwwwwww.... too slow to keep up with all the 'likes' it will take to save the world. I believe a new motherboard will solve that problem so that I can 'like' my way to world peace. Reply
  • bdriscal - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am just a sad engineer that has no money for toys. Reply
  • CDew - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I think not for more than six months at best. :-) Reply
  • Mercidos - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    thinking about switching to an IVB system and this would be a good start. Reply
  • Neden - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I like the color theme on this thing. Reply
  • jonny13 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would definitely help me process my photographs MUCH quicker than my current setup. Reply
  • abugarcia - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ill take those odds Reply
  • superunknown98 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    from my ancient Phenom 2 x3 720! Reply
  • thewarm - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Really, reall could use this please... Reply
  • agross96 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would be able to replace my old Macintosh. Reply
  • ajashi - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could use a next gen mb.... Reply
  • DeadlyWalrus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It will help me because my old AM2 based system really just doesn't cut it anymore Reply
  • cjcoats - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    and this would be a great start for it! Reply
  • Creig - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sure would make a nice upgrade from my old Abit IP-35 Pro. Reply
  • Mathman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this board to upgrade my aging home workstation for computational analysis. Reply
  • Muldoonite - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a new rig for school. Reply
  • midnight333233 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This new ivy-bridge motherboard would increase my masturbation levels 10 fold! Reply
  • chrisf7762 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i'd upgrade, duh. Reply
  • flyingbrick - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me run more climate models using less power. Reply
  • bdub951 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Mmmm my favorite price...FREE!!! Reply
  • dpman405 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to begin building a real gaming pc. :/ Reply
  • AWeav09 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this lovely board would help me upgrade from my trusty old Q6600. Key word there is old. Reply
  • Fozzie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me build a kicking replacement for my Dell Dimension 2400 I have at home... Seriously. Reply
  • rabidsquirrel - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It turns out these ARE the droids I was looking for! Reply
  • asgallant - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a watercooled HTPC for my living room. Reply
  • uallas5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would eBay it!!!! Nah just kidding, Upgrade, Upward and Onward! Reply
  • Vepsa - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would help me improve my frame rates in SWTOR. Reply
  • Crazyeyeskillah - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a new gaming rig that would allow me to compete at a higher level in fast paced fps games. I would use the new hard drive caching to setup a ssd for my os to increase load speed in maps. I'd finally have a motherboard i dream about when i read all of the wonderful MIS reviews at sites like anandtech! Reply
  • neoarbiter - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would go pretty far towards a brand new IB build I'm planning in a month :) Reply
  • F1Fish - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Please ship ASAP

    Thank you
    Reply
  • loboracing - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I an only afford AMD systems, getting one of these for free would make intel affordable to me. Reply
  • jkyle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    All your Ivy Bridge Motherboards are belong to me. Reply
  • eBauer - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    IVY Bridge FTW Reply
  • rprz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    winning this mboard would let me upgrade from my c2duo... sigh Reply
  • Majes - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Haven't had much luck with MSI products in the past. Would like a shot to change my mind! Reply
  • shaolin95 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this MOBO will give me the base for a sweet HTPC ! Reply
  • Moishe - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm having a kid in a month and would like to be able to actually process the videos that I plan to take. My old PC doesn't cut it. Reply
  • MaximillianSterling - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    it now Reply
  • Rexican - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in great need to upgrade my old LGA755 E8400 wolfdale. Help me out please! Reply
  • CygnusRising - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    What I must tell you all is that the omens are against us. I have spent long hours gazing at the stars on the new moon, and what I have seen unsettles me. The stars tell of an unforeseen horror that will ravage our world, feast upon the sun, and gorge itself upon our galaxy in its insatiable hunger for things we surely cannot even begin to comprehend. Surely, it will grow more and more until even the vast spans across our universe are mere inconveniences, nothing but minor hindrances. It cannot be stopped, it cannot be sated. The Universe will slowly be consumed in an inexorable wave that leaves naught in its wake.

    The Ancient Mayans saw what I see. The end of days is certainly approaching, and It That Devours All will devastate the universe us all if we cannot seal the coalescing power of his physical manifestation away, as the Mayans did centuries ago. What has been foretold as the end of days would only come to pass if we do nothing.

    We can do something.

    Legend tells of a way to stop It That Devours All. Who could guess that the fabled "Ivy Bridge" would be what is needed to stop this menace once and for all and disperse his essence back into the aether. As surely as this was fated to pass, so to were you fated to help me.

    So, MSI and AnandTech, will you go down in the annals of history as assisting me, and together be known as saviors of the countless souls in the known and unknown universe, or do you wish to turn away and abandon all of creation to its fate? I leave the decision up to you.
    Reply
  • jrand - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    8+ year old parts started failing. I've been pulling parts from my graveyard to keep it running, but since those parts are even older they haven't lasted long. It would definitely be nice to have my own system again, and this would be a big step in that direction. Reply
  • Boogaloo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use it to create a new build that would finally be able to play dwarf fortress at a reasonable clip. BTW DF would make a most excellent CPU benchmark. Reply
  • Ranguvar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Thanks! Reply
  • Dravis85 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would make a good start to a good gaming computer . My old Pentium-D just won't cut it. (and hasn't for several years obviously) Reply
  • Janus67 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will allow me to switch away from my Asus Maximus IV Extreme to try something new. Will also be a fun board to benchmark with. (Team Overclockers.com) Reply
  • coutch - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    heater went out, need something to keep me warm @ night Reply
  • 2n3906 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be the start of my first gaming rig in about 7 years. Sure would be a nice way to return to the long Saturdays of multi-player fun. Reply
  • cooter - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love this! Reply
  • Wreckage - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will help me upgrade from my Q9550. Which I have been thinking about for more than a year. Reply
  • Jbmayes2000 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to upgrade my 2+ year old 775 chipset system and be one less part away from rebuilding a modern system that is able to play whatever games needed! Reply
  • slacker190 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help me speed up grad school simulations. I'm killing my Phenom965 setup. Reply
  • thaf - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sign me up anandtech! Reply
  • mpschan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would allow me to finally get off of my old AMD system and allow me to play some of the newer games with decent frame rates. Reply
  • RobElk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Hey, where is the board I should have won in the last contest? I know it's not inside my computer... Reply
  • ParasiticJ - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade from my Z68-G65! Reply
  • cdewyze - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've never built a PC before but I've done it on paper more times than I can count. This would be a great foundation to the machine I've always wanted to build...high end, multi-purpose, from gaming to networked media center, etc. I've researched all the components and MSI has always been at the top of the list for Motherboards. Reply
  • sadffffff - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    build a computer. Reply
  • shiznizza - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    As it has been long enough, this is a motherboard that makes a great starting point to replace that decade old XP-based desktop sitting at home... Reply
  • apt-get - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ages ago i built my second computer, it was a gift to my church. The board was a MSI 865PE Neo2-P using socket 478. Today I would like to replace that unit with a more modern workstation. That Board had two SATA Port unheard of at the time. I was warned by much more experienced builders that sata ports were a fad. The board has serve us well but the need for better graphics, more memory and more horsepower dictate a more modern build. The old board will become the main unit in a linux build that will serve as a music server and video mixer unit. This new board would allow me to purchase a much more purposeful video card for the church workstation. My first three builds were MSI boards and they were always on my top list of recommended boards to clients who wanted customized P.Cs. they are still running. Reply
  • jollywombat - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would use this board to help with a project to build a new gaming system to a friend that is selfless and has been helping others out for years above his own needs. Reply
  • kreela - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am starting my first build with the new i5-3570k processor, which I bought over the weekend. I was hoping to create a mini-itx box, but only one motherboard has been released. So I waited on purchasing anything else. MSI boards tend to be well-regarded, so I may wait for an MSI board. An ATX board is not ideal, but my coworkers love the mSata feature. I probably could build an HTPC. Reply
  • bmk352 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An upgrade would be amazing! Reply
  • aetherfly - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could really use an upgrade! Reply
  • teh spazz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Definitely help me with school. Reply
  • zhanism - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    really desperately need ivy bridge! Reply
  • olorinpc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would go a long way in helping me rebuild my machine! Reply
  • nsravan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Will build my first machine with this board Reply
  • chronoslade - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help with my new IB build. Reply
  • thxdd - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me finally be able to provide my wife with a decent computer to use for her image editing! Reply
  • Suuave - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would finally give me a chance to upgrade my old PC.

    Moneys tight so when I can afford a good board, I cant afford a processor. When I can afford a processor, I cant afford the board. When I can afford the board and processor, I cant afford the memory. Its a vicious cycle. Especially with a family to support. I cant just blow off a couple of bills and splurge on a major upgrade.

    I'm currently running an old Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R (socket 775), Intel Core™ 2 Duo E4400, and 4GB of DDR2 RAM. I did splurge and upgrade to Windows 7 but it runs like a dog with a broken leg. I can reuse my case, power supply, and my 1GB HDD for the upgrade.

    If I get this board, I can get a new processor, I3 or an I5 (on sale). And Id find a way to get some DDR3 RAM. At least my system would finally be from this century!!!
    Reply
  • jgard0 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    looks fast Reply
  • bsadad - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love this board. Reply
  • redwood36 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    give me this board and I will invest in new parts and fuel the economy. In turn I will give my old board to a friend-- who will do the same. Please--make the decision that generates the most utility for the greatest number of people. Reply
  • rareform - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would go to a build for a friend of mine, who is in desperate need of a computer after his finally fried. Having to settle on a super low cost build for budget reasons, it would be fun to surprise him with something that's way out of his price range. Reply
  • thirdkid4thman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would rock. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am ready to win! Reply
  • voodoobunny - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need a new build so I can fit a bigger video card (currently can only fit a 5570 - that's what I get for buying a micro-ATX board with only one PCIe slot!).

    This would *definitely* help me build a faster machine than my current Athlon II X4/8GB/5570!
    Reply
  • tgrissom@gmail.com - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    my CPU/mobo are getting old... Reply
  • bignickmetro - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would finally be able to replace my aging core 2, ddr2 system. Reply
  • techie81 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would really like that nice board! Reply
  • swhibble - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me render projects so much faster! Reply
  • droorda - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could finally build a proper gaming system instead of the 3yr old relic I have. Reply
  • celestialgrave - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me move away from my old dual-core wolfsdale system Reply
  • InterHmai - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    winner! Reply
  • buffpandabear - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would be able to have a second computer for the family (and not have to be forced to share the one computer with everyone! Reply
  • trooper11 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've gone far too long without an upgrade. This would be the perfect starting point. Reply
  • Abix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Z77 would be very nice... Reply
  • kevinvt03 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It will put my well on the way to building computers for the whole family. Reply
  • awg0681 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would give me a great starting base for an upgrade from my Core 2 Duo E6600 Reply
  • thp1017 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    finally looking to build a new machine, this would give me the push to get started :) Reply
  • allenwr1505 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would be great to build a Z77 system Reply
  • Xefier - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The MSI mobo will help me frag noobs faster than ever, with its uber Z77 chipset and great O/Cing abilities! Reply
  • Asteon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would like this for my upgrade this June Reply
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wouldn't mind this board and then hit up Microcenter for a Sandy Bridge CPU :) Reply
  • usernamealex - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A Great system starts with Awesome MoBo! Reply
  • CU - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would help me build faster computers. Reply
  • crimson117 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me test a new tri-sli setup I've been planning out :) Reply
  • Septimus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this board would replace the creaky old 386 in the closet! Reply
  • kf27fix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great update to my old Q9550. Reply
  • goodsyntax - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would go a long way in helping me convince my wife that the old AMD Althon II X4 should be upgraded to something a bit more, uh, capable.

    As far as she is concerned a motherboard might as well be a flux capacitor, so trying to convince her that I need to buy one for $200, plus a new CPU, new RAM, etc. has been fruitless.

    Maybe I should just overclock the old rig even more and burn up the chip and voltage regulators - "I don't know what happened honey, the computer just died! Too bad, I really loved this machine."
    Reply
  • H969 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could be a better gamer!! Reply
  • muigleb - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i would update my main rig with this board. Reply
  • leviap - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    For me Reply
  • Jorgisven - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    We just had our first baby, and as such, it will likely be a long time before I can afford a full platform upgrade. My aging LGA775 socket is really impacting my limited downtime I have for gaming due to stuttering, issues with load times; I even tried replacing my graphics card with a 560Ti 448 core to see if I could get rid of the issues...no such luck. I ended up returning the GPU. I can't bring myself to invest in my rig anymore, simply because of diminishing returns, but spending hundreds on a new rig right now would have me sleeping in the street. This would be the grease to the wheels for moving forward. As a new father, this would be a welcome gift. Reply
  • btango - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would bring me closer to having a modern machine! Reply
  • jthomas666 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    and this board would be a sweet way to start. Reply
  • Junior016 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    it will help me save much needed cash lol Reply
  • Eggochiggo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This MB would help me build my new system for Diablo III, right now it lags like woah. Reply
  • jrtroo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    looks like a great board to base an updated machine around... Reply
  • videobliss - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Gimme Reply
  • hpram99 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This could replace me existing archaic 45nm LGA 1366 config with smaller stuff. Reply
  • cicatriz63 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help build a new rig for Diablo 3!!! Reply
  • BulverdeBill - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Planning that computer upgrade has long been languishing due to indecision, What CPU, what form factor? A fresh MSI motherboard would chart the course to that new computer! Reply
  • SongEmu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My friend just got an Asus 77-series Sabertooth, would love to get into the 1155 world as well... Reply
  • BrandonMills - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Obviously. I've actually used MSI in quite a few of the system builds I've made. Even still have a Neo2 Platinum with a X2 4400+ kickin it with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS right now.

    Need more upgrades.
    Reply
  • ychro - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would replace my lame gigabyte board with an awesome MSI board. Reply
  • thornburg - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I won this new board, I could help a friend upgrade their system. Reply
  • AravanLandorin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me upgrade my pc and keep me from continuing my plans of destroying the world because of boredom! Reply
  • Grebuloner - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this MB would provide me with a proper work PC instead of the wimpy box I am provided with. Reply
  • Brubeedoobee - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This is extremely generous. Thanks for doing this. Reply
  • lordneptune - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will help me with transfer speeds via the USB 3.0 as well as faster Ethernet with the Gig NIC on board. Reply
  • Penguinhunterd - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This Board would help me kickstart my new computer build that I've been putting off for 3 years now. Reply
  • Bosec - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow me to upgrade and expand my knowledge on current hardware specs and tech. Reply
  • theknight571 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm due for a new build anyway. Reply
  • rykerabel - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could use a high powered home server to set up several VMs and as a root to a render farm for my wife's 3D work. Reply
  • danold215 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Like redbull but better! Reply
  • LlamaDragon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My li'l 4-year-old Core 2 Duo is feeling it's age. This should probably be the Year of the Upgrayedd™, and part of that's gonna be a new motherboard. It could certainly be this motherboard. Reply
  • garnetandblack - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board - and the chip I put in it - would help me stay on track with Moore's law. Reply
  • Lorash - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It's upgrade season and this would start me off right :) Reply
  • Cloakstar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Now if I could only win one, so I have an excuse to build a suitable system around it. :) Reply
  • Golono - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would bring me a step closer to my first build which I have been planning since October. It would also give my MSI graphics card a best bud. Reply
  • Riley Craven - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help my beard overclock that much better! Reply
  • Uritziel - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    want Reply
  • Lockarin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am working on getting parts to upgrade (create a new system) my current core 2 duo system with a new Ivy bridge systems and this would be an awesome board to get that project rolling. Reply
  • RaidenSix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Good luck everyone! Reply
  • dh2020 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

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  • mentatstrategy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm still on a mobo that supports ddr2 RAM! yikes! Reply
  • mikeomatic9000 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An upgrade would let me give my current comp to the brother for team Diablo III! Reply
  • bhuel - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me upgrade my poor boyfriends' P4 to something CURRENT. Reply
  • gunks - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Woooo! Reply
  • cknobman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am building a new Ivy Bridge gaming rig for the release of Diablo 3!!!!

    I have been limping by on an old Athlon X4 620/AMD 4670 for the last 3 years now and have been patiently waiting to upgrade.

    I have already purchased RAM, SSD, Case, and HDD.
    I am ready to pull the trigger on a CPU, GPU, and motherboard now that Ivy Bridge is here.

    If I could win this motherboard it would be perfect!!!
    Reply
  • benninaba - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would be the foundation for me to build a new system Reply
  • TheCommish - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help my OCZ vertex run at its full potential on SATA3 Reply
  • Kenuzara - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    New hardware is always win. Reply
  • adrenaline7879 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could finally lay to rest my Q9550. I would love a new build MSI! Reply
  • KTL - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help a family member to get into multi-core technology. Reply
  • Skiprudder - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm still running a Q6700 and it's time to upgrade my system. This board would get me halfway there! Reply
  • jtv - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    would get me to actually get around to putting together a new compy Reply
  • lastcoder - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    In the past I had a very bad experience with an MSI micro-ATX motherboard. There was no support to boot from CD-ROM over IDE, so I had to order a SATA CD-ROM drive, which delayed my build. The power state options never worked correctly even after BIOS updates/flashes, so the computer I built couldn't properly sleep (fans were still running in sleep mode). The computer is still running strong, which I supposed is a testament to quality. But I haven't used (or recommended) MSI since, around ~8 years.

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to try your latest product and hopefully reform my opinion toward your company. I don't see any other way, except for this free giveaway, that I would be able to curtail my current subjective bias. I look forward to winning.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • alexs42 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great addition to my nascent big data analysis rig :) Reply
  • slipdisk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm a dedicated husband and father who loves to game, but I'm in desperate need of an upgrade (currently running core2quad and geforce 8800). My wife doesn't want me to spend too much on gaming, but if I got a free mobo... maybe I could convince her. Reply
  • slabissoniere - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade time. Weekend alone with a couple beers and my new MSI Z77A-GD65! Reply
  • sheh - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help run IB CPUs? Reply
  • TheUsual - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me build a new system to replace my 6 year old core 2 system. Reply
  • n0b0dykn0ws - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me get away from MSI's competition. Reply
  • Spydermag68 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to win this Z77A-GD65 motherboard. Reply
  • Dyelynn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would put a dent in the cost of upgrading my son's 6 year old computer. Reply
  • futurepastnow - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Well, MSI, I suppose this is your big chance to push Gigabyte out of my motherboard life. Reply
  • Arkive - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would definitely improve my gaming performance. Please, and thank you ;) Reply
  • Drhst20 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I use a GTX 590 with a slower Intel core 2 Quad CPU...which significantly CPU limits frame rates in many games........this board would allow me to use the GPU the way it was meant to be used! Reply
  • mas7a - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me get my son off my computer Reply
  • Stuka87 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be an awesome upgrade to my current system!! Reply
  • Roisendubh - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm creating a clone of the arm11 architecture. Takes a long time simulating that on my old conroe! Would use the mobo to upgrade my computer sooner since I'm still saving up. Reply
  • BioHazardous - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm actually trying to plan out an Ivy Bridge system to replace my last desktop I built in 2007 with a C2D processor. So I would use this motherboard for that =) Reply
  • dstinchcomb1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I love MSI products. My old MSI motherboard has been great but I need an upgrade. It would be great to move up to the best. Reply
  • max40watt - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would certainly help me head towards a modern computer. Reply
  • geniekid - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    But all legal. Reply
  • Darwin333 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this awesome motherboard would allow me to finally upgrade from my core 2 system. Reply
  • spock11384 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would give me the spark I needed to build a new rig, and pass my current rig on to my girlfriend, who is currently computerless. Reply
  • plupien79 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would replace an aged am2 board and get me closer to playing current games. Reply
  • hkphooey - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My first HTPC build would be an ultimate HTPC build with this motherboard. Reply
  • henrinicolaus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a nice start to build a Adobe CS6 machine. Reply
  • kalen3285 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love to win this to jumpstart a new build! My system is close to 4 years old at this point and I'm itching for an upgrade. Reply
  • maevinj - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could finally switch over to Intel! I'm still running an AMD x3 :/
    It would go well with my MSI video card as well!
    Reply
  • Flipper34 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great upgrade for our aging dual core machine. Reply
  • kmc82 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    And thank you? Reply
  • AirAlex - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would help me edit my home movies! Reply
  • davegraham - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    time to do an IVB build. ;)

    d
    Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would start me down the upgrade path I'd love to do. Currently on an i7-860 and would love to move on to greener pastures. Reply
  • quijeros - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade from this 3 1/2-year-old Bloomfield system. Reply
  • dk127832 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    would be awesome Reply
  • numberoneoppa - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Could really love one of these. :) Reply
  • Hodr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I keep waiting to upgrade, knowing the next new architecture is always just around the corner. This board would give me the excuse I need to upgrade my ancient Athlon 64 X2 system. Reply
  • Nemokrad - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    help me win! Reply
  • Loremonger - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This is just what I need to get my upgrade on. Reply
  • Taronga - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would like to upgrade to Ivy Bridge! Reply
  • TrackSmart - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the contest. Reply
  • Daver73 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in the middle of a divorce. One thing my mother-in-law criticized me for was having an expensive computer--despite the fact that it's four years old. I explained to her that I was a software engineer and needed a decent computer. Anyway, I've been planning a new build to rub it in her face--and this motherboard would fit perfectly. Reply
  • liykevin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    if i win the motherboard, i could finally upgrade my soon to be 4 year old PC. its getting old and i have almost replaced all of its parts. i believe i have extended its life long enough and i am in dire need of an upgrade. Reply
  • ONP-DigDug - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be an improvement from my 939 MB Reply
  • TheEvilBird - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me get an A in my military class. Reply
  • andy o - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm on a C2Q, help me upgrade! Reply
  • Leyawiin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could sure use a fresh start. Reply
  • strid3r - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Beginning of a new system right here! Reply
  • nitemareglitch - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be the centerpiece for a new home computer for me and my family. :) Reply
  • sartwell - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Count me in! Reply
  • tommy2q - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want this.... Reply
  • SanLouBlues - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I just want to run XBMC on something with enough power to run good games too. Reply
  • Avatar82 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i'm always itching to build a new system, this would be just the excuse i need! Reply
  • Daggarhawk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    winning this mobo would help me do my first ever build! i hope to do a dual boot audio production hackintosh/ windows gaming PC, that will moonlight as an HTPC as well. Reply
  • Hob - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Shiny Reply
  • mikeangs2004 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Biostar and Asus boards have better memory standard. this means higher frequency than this without overclocking. Reply
  • rdwild - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want that. Reply
  • osteopathic1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looks like a great board. I even like the color scheme. Reply
  • NeonFlak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I will pimp my wife to you for a week. Reply
  • Juddog - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me play Diablo 3 better, so hook me up! Reply
  • nyker96 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    winning this board would help me get a new Ivy setup. My x4 620's been nice but I needed the extra omph to do video decoding and have better gaming experience in the latest games. Reply
  • Brazos - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board may turn me into a Intel guy. Been AMD for quite a while. Reply
  • atomicpirate - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    here's to hoping! Reply
  • xserpint - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Yes, this would be a nice upgrade. Reply
  • Senpuu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This mobo would save me a lot on my next build. Thanks! Reply
  • CyberKender - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would become the foundation for my next upgrade, taking care of 1/3 of the initial hurdle. (The other two being CPU and RAM.) Reply
  • Silicon_Vampire - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would be awesome for me to come out of last decade in my computer by using the motherboard for the foundation for a more modern gaming system Reply
  • Legendlink - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help a poor computer enthusiast upgrade his aging computer. Reply
  • sonofgodfrey - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Need more POWER!!!! Reply
  • gwolfman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me not be bored, by allowing me to play the latest games at crazy MSI spEdz. ;)

    Thanks MSI and AnandTech!
    Reply
  • MarkJGraham - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd be able to play games and edit videos much faster Reply
  • aesthetics1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...would help me put together a great new gaming rig! Reply
  • Ghaleon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would finally give me the kick in the pants I need to build a real computer again, the laptop I bought a few years ago to replace my desktop was a huge mistake, nothing can compare to a proper home built system. Reply
  • readyrover - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm pursuing my certs (have A+ and Net+ now) and the additional machine would be a boon to a speedier virtual environment from which to complete labs in Security+, Win7, Win 08 Server, Linux and Cloud curriculum via virtual machines, CUDA processing for Pentests and as an upgrade to a current single core Athlon machine for my home labs. State Tech school is great, but limited resources with fantastic teacher who only has one pair of hands for 18 students at different development stages in each course, so , potentially many different environment setups per day on 40 machines.

    Don't get me wrong..no whine here...just saying thanks for the opportunity!

    Whoever the lucky draw is will get a fine board!
    Reply
  • cyansn0w - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i want this for a new 3770k build :D Reply
  • Cuhulainn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    suck at FPS games with higher framerates than ever. Reply
  • wofsey - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would complete my current build. I've been waiting on a motherboard. This would be perfect timing to win this. Reply
  • d.rock - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been looking to an upgrade for quite a while. Reply
  • Zap - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would help keep my computer as a big empty box with not much in it. Reply
  • pcsavvy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Maybe it is time to go the Intel way of things.......
    This would encourage me to make the leap to Intel!
    Reply
  • absolutemplar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me to create a more sophisticated lab environment, and further my certification endeavors (CCNP Security/MCITP). Currently I work in IT as a cyber security technician; I feel that a new board would help me to learn new technologies and share them with others ( I plan to start a blog in the near future), as well as provide consulting services to my current organization and others who may benefit. Five years from now I'd like to be a full-fledged penetration tester. Additional hardware will open doors to test new technologies/exploits and provide me more skills to keep hackers at bay. As mentioned above, I also plan to start a blog to help educate others on how to stay safe on the Internet and computers at home, work, and play. Thanks for reading! Reply
  • grazapin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I win this it will help me replace my 1.2GHz Powermac G4. Reply
  • creepyjanitor - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    With a new mobo I can get an Ivy Bridge proc and upgrade from my current core 2 duo!

    WOOT!
    Reply
  • fmriguy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to upgrade my Athlon X2 3800! Reply
  • Travelingman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My son (11), daughter (10) and I plan on building an Ivy Bridge system in early summer to replace our creaky, old 2005 Dell Windows XP system. Having a MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard as the foundation to our system would give us a terrific platform for my kids to play the newest games, me to play with 3D modeling and my family to enjoy a real computer experience. Reply
  • ezmo85 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would bring me into the 2010's. Right now I'm still running a core 2 duo e8400 and DDR2 800 memory! hehe Reply
  • d11m3 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i never have any luck with something like this, SAD :( Reply
  • shankara - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would be the first step in building an awesome ivy bridge setup! Reply
  • tbone311 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Thanks Anandtech! I'd upgrade from my mATX mobo to a full-size one! Reply
  • chr6 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade and carry on the tradition of using only MSI boards in my computers builds. Reply
  • PaperPlate - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want to play Crysis on this! I bet it can run it! Reply
  • jeffreyjiang - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Trying to start a gaming rig so i can play things at actual settings (vs my laptop).... It would be amazing for that. Reply
  • Phasenoise - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be nice to upgrade my first gen space heater/quad core rig. Reply
  • phila - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    good luck everyone! Reply
  • nedjinski - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to build a new system based on this platform. Reply
  • benpewter6 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    You guys kick but with all these contests! Grats to whoever wins! Reply
  • miahshodan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    with three pcs in my office it gets very hot, a newer setup would help verses my first generation core2 quad....and be faster to boot. Reply
  • pauly4it - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My desktop is way too behind in technology. A new motherboard would be a welcome upgrade. Reply
  • pws328 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    However it would do the trick for an excellent full pc build. I am in desperate need of a new desktop, my core 2 duo that i built in 2008 is getting a little long in the tooth... Reply
  • BlueKnight1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would finally let me upgrade my wife's PC. Reply
  • azasling - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ive been waiting for a reason to start a new build and this would be a great one.My last build was in 2007 with a e6850 which has performed flawless.All i have upgraded in this system is the video cards to keep ahead of the games.

    My thanks to MSI
    Reply
  • bloodyshogun - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ivy Bridge please! Reply
  • kureme - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will inspire me to spend money to build a new computer, some of which may include other MSI components. Reply
  • Sivim - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love to upgrade my system to the new IB & PCI 3.0 standard! Reply
  • apenney - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use it to build my daughter, (and unborn baby!) their first gaming computer. Admittedly she's mostly into abcmouse.com but we would rock those letters and coloring in sections so hard the motherboard would freak out from the serious learning going on. Reply
  • yohanus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would force me away from AMD but it is a small price to pay. Course, that is not true once I decide to actually put in a cpu. Reply
  • scoombs - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Mmmmm....would be a sweet upgrade from my Conroe Reply
  • punkinduster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Thanks for having another give a way... Reply
  • NARC4457 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Great start to my Ivy Bridge setup Reply
  • Nismofreak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board will allow me to build a machine for my family and to do a direct comparison against my Z68 to the Z77. Reply
  • teddyv - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me kiss the 939 Venice A64-3000 goodbye once and for all! Reply
  • dochood - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Planning on building an IB system next... Reply
  • the_hundreds - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will inspire me to spend money to build a new computer, some of which may include other MSI components. Reply
  • cq1186 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love this board to be the heart of my new build for my photo-editing and media production computer. Reply
  • RCPAZ - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The Z77A-GD65 is what I need to get my PC up to day Reply
  • siderst - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    a new Ivy Bridge based system means less waiting around for me! Reply
  • Aganack1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help me spend more money. Reply
  • Orodreth - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    With a Z77 MSI motherboard, I can punch nazi trolls in the eyes with my black and blue electric gauntlets of sorcery and free the enslaved army of unicorn-riding salamanders! Reply
  • yamatoex - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be an excellent upgrade from my current Penryn only system. Build it around a 3770 (No K,S, or T), and a bunch of Ram. Reply
  • kirbalo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...yes please! Reply
  • marko1138 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be perfect for my planned living room media server. Not to mention gaming on my big screen. Reply
  • CrispySilicon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Awesome, as always. Thanks Anand. Reply
  • LocoFreak - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It's been quite too long since I could play games on anything but low settings...this would be a great beginning to an upgrade! Reply
  • vbNetGuy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Hopefully can upgrade the SB 2500k ;-) Reply
  • Matt355 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I win this beautiful motherboard. I would buy an I7 CPU, Nvidia GTX570 and a Samsung 830 SSD and Have my dream gaming PC. Reply
  • battle1990 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could really use the upgrade since the lga775 is starting to get a little outdated Reply
  • alvester - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd love to dive into an Ivy Bridge setup with this board. Reply
  • cobberbearr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Back up all my DVD's much more efficiently! Reply
  • 0ldman79 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help bring about world peace by stopping the alien armada... or something. Reply
  • cyiton - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me replace my aging Nehalem system. Reply
  • tron180 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    if i won I would become a fervent MSI promoter, talk about brand loyalty? i'm talking MSI tattoos. my first born's name? MSI. Have you tried this great new mixed drink? It's a MSI and it's 1 part gin mixed with 3 parts awesome - shaken not stirred. Oh that new dance craze? it's the MSI, and everyone's doing it. this is the kind of brand loyalty a MSI mobo giveaway, directed towards me, would foment. Reply
  • rulo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This will go to my kid, who is learning his first programming skills.
    Thanks Anand and MSI.
    Reply
  • Chernobyl68 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd use it to start a rebuild of my home office computer. Reply
  • hoarangE - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Been using a MSI X58A and X58M mobo system for my main and primary htpc system for many years now... Never felt the need to upgrade till now. This would make a wonderful beginning for the next phase of upgrades! Reply
  • Radikl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help the snail get a little faster. Reply
  • lilsnobelle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could build my dream computer! Reply
  • nathanhartzell - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love an upgrade of my system. I think this pentium D is starting to show it's age! Reply
  • DoeBoy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this board will not only make me a real WINNER.. it will help me keep #WINNING in the future. Reply
  • hax0rkeith - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i need a better software development platform & i'd use it to develop the next killer app. Reply
  • Socratic - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sign me up for MSI goodness! Reply
  • gentlearc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Nice Board Reply
  • LurkyJangles - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to help my brother re-mediate his system. It would be a huge help! Reply
  • MKBL - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This will make my system upgradable later. Currently I have MSI H67 E45 with i5 2400, so there is zero OC and future upgrade is laughable. With Z77, I can OC even currhe 2400 albeit limited, and upgrade CPU later. Reply
  • woggs - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Nothing to see here. Reply
  • Joe_G - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to replace my AMD AGP MSI motherboard with some newer tech and get an awesome CPU to go with an awesome GPU to be able to run my iRacing sym with all the eye candy turned on! Reply
  • lastsoldier - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i would probably use the motherboard for a new windows 8 build and do some lab tests with the hyper-v client... Reply
  • emmettc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...Trying to keep up with the Shimpis... Reply
  • Tormentrix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I think this would help me get started in the right direction. I've only replaced the sound card and the power supply, but this would be just EPIC to have in my Frankenputer ^.^ Reply
  • kstan12 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i love this motherboard! i want to build a new system and use this board to overclock to the limit with a new ivy bridge proc! Reply
  • thebove - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    +1 for the drawing. Sure would like some Ivy Bridge goodness. Reply
  • supremeMilo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Me please! Reply
  • hmmblah - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The blue is purdy. Reply
  • furrymike - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Can never pass up a chance to try out the latest tech. Reply
  • pdjblum - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning would help me put together a way cool new system. Reply
  • noobnait - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    need to replace my p55 gd65 Reply
  • tallik - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would definitely help me build a new system for a close artist friend, who has a rather old computer and can't afford a new one. Reply
  • oliver_twist - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Please Sir.. Could I have some more.. Reply
  • crk111 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would help me replace my wife's virus filled computer! Reply
  • chmike - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this would help a lot! Reply
  • zdbc13 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Please? Reply
  • HKZ - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need a gaming PC again. I've had to game on my MBP for about two years now and I want back into the custom PC gaming world again, this could be the perfect jumpstart that I need! Reply
  • purevirtual - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me build a great rig for GPU computing! Reply
  • SanX - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Sounds like an extreme. Extreme scam i mean. Why, Anand, u participate in such "crimemotions" :

    "Publicity. The winner of a Promotion agrees to allow AnandTech to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law."
    Reply
  • DJDarrylDJ - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've been promising to upgrade the wife's gaming computer. The Q6600 been running like a champ but its time for an upgrade. Ladies first... this time. Reply
  • mshannon68 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Maybe I can finally go to a modern motherboard, mine is still using DDR2 memory. Reply
  • AKJohnny - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me get one step closer to Total World Domination! Reply
  • Abel007 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would help me upgrade my PC! Reply
  • kfitch42 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Pretty please. Reply
  • RMSe17 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Cool board :) Reply
  • EGBTMagus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Could really use this with my 2500k! ^_^ Reply
  • Bob47 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help an older guy build a new system. Reply
  • zze6 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i work as a wedding videographer and i cant give a good service to clients if i render in 80 hours, i need a new computer and i dont have enough money, this motherboard would help me buying a decent pc , and starting well my little bussiness Reply
  • anoldnewb - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    MSI - it's been a long time since I built myself a new system. My old AMD K6 has nearly composted itself to tandom bits. A new motherboard would be a great excuse to start over.
    thanks
    Reply
  • jsis0718 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this as the basis for my media center machine. :) Reply
  • samuraid - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd be able to upgrade to a much newer platform with PCI-Express 3.0 support (coupled with a GTX680). Reply
  • apc31981 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to replace my dead Asus based i5 750 system. Would really appreciate the help.
    It would also be a great graduation gift to my lovely new bride for her doctorate!
    Reply
  • dhoshaw - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I won this awesome MSI motherboard, I would be able to afford to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge. Reply
  • LOUiECOG - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Honestly, it would mean a ton. I have a very tight budget and can't afford many things. I've been trying to pool together enough funds to make a semi decent system. I have yet to be able to afford a case, let alone a motherboard, CPU, GPU, ect. Getting this MB would allow me to start the process. If I had this board, I'd be forced to start working on it.
    Plus, my wife would accept it if I got a piece for free. :)
    Reply
  • Basilisk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Either way, guess I'd be gifting one system to a charity... Reply
  • Connoisseur - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    than my Q9550 screamer... Reply
  • MorpheusMan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great start to upgrade from my E8400 system. Reply
  • WeymoD - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Same boat, I'd love to upgrade. Count me in. Reply
  • BigLan - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It'd be a great update from an ageing Opteron 165! Reply
  • kbp - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Got to start somewhere. Reply
  • Drewstre - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world! Reply
  • roughz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this great piece of hardware would help my msi twin frozr to build a decent platform for my next hackingoth workstation <3 Reply
  • Kyouhou - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Free mobo for under-budgeted Ivy build would be a huge plus. I blame GPU manus for their ridiculous pricing. Reply
  • lesuelrs1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Help a brother out. Reply
  • lesled - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning the MSI motherboard would give me an excuse to build an up-to-date machine. Still running on 10 year old setup! Reply
  • biodtl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    in for this Reply
  • Batmeat - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Always loved MSI...still rocking my P5-GD65 socket 1156. Reply
  • iamgoinbiking - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Hope I win this time.. Z77 looks pretty awesome... Reply
  • Brizzelsprout - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to build a high end Ivy Bridge machine. Reply
  • lycan1985 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Never won a giveaway in my life..but im hopeful :) Reply
  • DrKlahn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Yes, help me to retire my aging i7 920 Reply
  • thefivetheory - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...would help me pwn n00bs. Reply
  • SolarBlue - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board woud help me to update my aging 3 year old system to modern standards! Reply
  • Voldain - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This mother board would allow me to build my first gaming pc in 6 years! Reply
  • mooseunc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It would get me to speed up the switch from AMD to building my first Intel system, otherwise my Phenom II setup should last a while. Reply
  • Eschnei104 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd be able to build a computer for use with my family business! No more waiting in line to us the computer! Reply
  • cortexodus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would give me the platform to erase the disappointment I have in my Bulldozer machine... Reply
  • tjf311 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Aww sweet, Good luck to all! Reply
  • TheDudeFoo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I have to make my platform upgrade dollars stretch a lot further these days now that I am, you know, a grownup. Scratching up 250 - 300 for a CPU is a lot easier than 400-500 with a board and if EBAY will kick in 100-150 or so for my present board + CPU it becomes a nobrainer. Reply
  • duffman55 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Count me in. I would use this motherboard to finally upgrade my 975X Reply
  • phimac11 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard will give me the power of the force to defeat the dark side. Reply
  • OLDSKLCHEVY - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board will allow me to build a custom computer for my home-based business. Thanks for the chance to win! Reply
  • nisten - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would allow me to upgrade several components of my build reliably and comfortably. MSI has always done me well in the past so an MSI motherboard as the basis of the build would be a no-brainer! Reply
  • dandano - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ah the eternal carrot at the end of a long line of comments. Got me postin. Reply
  • Pctreviews - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great addition to my system, i could also review the MSI Z77A-GD65 on my site. Reply
  • shtihl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this board would indeed help me build the TIE Fighter desk computer i am planning. the colors even match the theme Reply
  • romalley89 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help me build a much needed new computer! Reply
  • UtopianDytopia - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm working on my first build and this board would be such an awesome way to start it! I could even match it with a Twin Frozr card! Reply
  • pkkshadow - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me go past 5GHz. :D Reply
  • UKnowHuu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    BORED OF MY BOARD <3 This would be great for my build. IvyBridge FTW Reply
  • bale - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would set me on the way to building a new desktop, my most recent being from ye olde 2005. Reply
  • coopwrx - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    What a beautiful piece of plastic and metal!!! Would love to have that to complete my second system, many spare parts laying around just waiting to be used up. Reply
  • banjroto - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This mobo will help me build my Ivy Build !!! Reply
  • FantomAU - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would like to finally try out a MSI board, And what better way than a new Z77 board. Reply
  • mostro - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be an upgrade to my Bad Axe 2 motherboard. Reply
  • velatra - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I had a great MSI nforce2 board back in the day. I've been running a Q6600 (currently @ 3.3 ghz) for almost 5 years; it's getting close to upgrade time. :-) Reply
  • Kiaslin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Gaming can always reach another level, climbing higher and higher. Reply
  • bobtomme - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade! Reply
  • arkives - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Finish building my high end gaming computer (I have everything else except a motherboard) this is great to finally come across a mobo giveaway! Reply
  • chessdeviant - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Convince my wife I needed to spend more money on a new system. Reply
  • krackajap - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would give me the kick in the ass I need to rebuild this ancient computer i have. Reply
  • lonergenius - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will allow me to go current generation. Unfortunately I am permanently disabled and have limited income...and Crysis 3 won't play itself....I love my MSI Talon Attack video card. A matching motherboard would be perfect. If I eat less for a few months I could upgrade my processor too. How's that for commitment? Reply
  • PlainOrdinaryGuy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've actually been looking for a good excuse to build a new system.. and cross the borders from AMD land into Intel world. I've actually never built an Intel-based rig - and I've been piecing together my own (and friends/family) computers since 1997.

    It's always been a prospect, but price has always driven me toward AMD compatible units. Lately I've noticed the price/performance ratio edge on the Intel side of the fence and I've been keeping a separate 'Intel' wishlist on my Newegg account... just in case.

    Good luck, all.
    Reply
  • Erakith - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to take full advantage of PCI-E 3.0 on my 7970, and would also give me neat features that the old x58 chipset doesn't provide.
    I've been considering moving to 1155 for a while but can't afford both a motherboard AND processor, so if I were to win this I could get a 3770k and go onwards and upwards!
    Reply
  • vangl76 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I win thi, the money saved on not having to buy a motherboard will help me to buy an MSI graphics card to go along with it. Reply
  • funkindrago - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this MSI board would rock! It would help me take of the world muwhahaha! Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Upgrade my low end Z68 board ;) Reply
  • trekkie1701c - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to go ahead and replace my current Core2 setup in time for QuakeCon, despite having issues due to my roommate injuring himself and getting tossed on to medical leave :( Reply
  • nibbles10 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    So it would be super nice to have a brand new un-exploded board Reply
  • teylewr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Building a new PC this year and this would definitely be a good board to hold my geforce 690 video card that I will also get =), also if this is free that helps me pay for that 690.... Reply
  • tackle70 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looks like a sweet board! Reply
  • ultimitloozer - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would form the basis of a new system for me. I am in dire need of a current computer I can use to make use of the latest software for audio and video editing for the content I have been creating for a longtime friend's website. Rendering and transcoding on my current system takes hours for relatively simple tasks. A new system based on the Z77A-GD65 will save a great deal of time which is greatly desired since this friend has also been considering a new website for another business he wants to start. I can use all the time I can get. Reply
  • deadmanp - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this would be a great upgrade from my MSI big bang fuzion motherboard Reply
  • psivamp - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm currently limited in my hardware and test capability. Getting a new advanced motherboard would free up time/money to put into working on my project.

    Procedural generation of cities and missions... very neat stuff.
    Reply
  • DWolvin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would allow swapping out my 1366 i7 (Extreme Edition!) for MOAR 'D'.

    That's Folding@Home production, just in case, researching cancer and huntings diseases right now.
    Reply
  • manonnorthshore - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    maybe if i had this MB i could be more awesome then the guy who said he would be more awesome then some other guy

    so like, will need to test this out by giving it to me
    Reply
  • Bobsy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ... take my current desktop PC, move the insides to a new HTPC enclosure and rebuilt a fantastic Ivy Bridge desktop computer that would be much faster and efficient! Reply
  • HelloEh - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in the midst of planning my first computer build since 2000, and have been ogling this MSI motherboard. It has the features I want at a price I can't hate, but free is an even better price! Reply
  • gr1msag3 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i would like one of these please, i have been looking into swtiching to intel, but i havent had the money, this would help greatly :) Reply
  • Press_Corpse - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me set up another folding@home system to help find cures for cancer and diseases. Reply
  • loganex - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I guess my choice will be made for me if i win! Reply
  • vixiv - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My current setup sometimes struggles with Photoshop, and with CS6 coming out soon, an upgrade would be nice. Reply
  • Snoopans - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would be a nice addition to my computer! Reply
  • exfix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This is what a Motherboard should be, loads of features and extreme versatility all from a great company that stands by its products. This is what a Motherboard should be, loads of features all from a great company that stands by its products. This motherboard would make my new system shine. It has everthing I am looking for! Reply
  • einstein4pres - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    It'd be time to upgrade my whole rig! Reply
  • lebarle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    . . . will be the features that will move me into the 22 nm world! Have read about all three and am anxious to see them in action. Reply
  • kms9798 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    is a beauty Reply
  • MrRogers777 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this time? Reply
  • alex141 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    please pick me.. haven't built a new system since 04! Reply
  • gmknobl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    So, here's hoping I win. Reply
  • sblees - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I am about to graduate with my bachelors degree on May 13th and need to upgrade from my MSI p6n SLI core 2 duo motherboard. This motherboard would be a great upgrade!

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • Phynaz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My son wants to be a games dev. He needs his own gaming system Reply
  • yk1001 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This mobo would help me update my parents' computer with the latest and greatest tech :) Reply
  • fr4c7u5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    MSI Z77A-GD65 Ivy Bridge Motherboard Reply
  • stubeck - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I do! Reply
  • hackztor - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would allow me to build a new computer. Still on core2 quad. It is time. Reply
  • ForgetCassettes - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would definitely increase my overclocking potential! Reply
  • dawp - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    help set up a system fort my GF who is in desperate need of a new computer. Reply
  • Midwayman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Free board please! Reply
  • robert795 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Board it up in here Reply
  • Grumbledore - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A new Ivy Bridge motherboard would help me upgrade my computer and actually put my great case to good use. I have a long history with MSI products and have always had a positive experience. Reply
  • imlosingit - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm in need of an upgrade from my pIII. It's getting a bit slow. Reply
  • bionicazn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've recently bought a computer case, in hopes to build a computer slowly. I haven't built a new computer since 2003! When I was all hyped for Half-life 2... My laptop is Core 2 Duo, but a crappy Centrino based cpu. On the top of that, the mobo sucks on this thing, I would totally upgrade the CPU, but the mobo does not support it...

    Would definitely help me out if I win : ), got my NZXT case, this would be a good start.
    Reply
  • tarc613 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this would help me upgrade my moms core 2 quad board Reply
  • Drackell - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be a excellent start to the system i plan on building. Reply
  • bulldogsm - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this MB would make my awesomeness so much more je nais se quois Reply
  • dizzygoldfish - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My very old Intel Core2Duo machine is in desperate need of an upgrade. An MSI board (my favorite) would be an AWESOME start! Reply
  • shafquat06 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ive been using a core i5 2400 processor along with a msi p67 gd55 motherboard. Ive always preferred msi over any other vendors since they provide their customers with rock solid products. Ivy bridge seems like a good upgrade and i would love to have a z77 gd-65 motherboard to go with it. Ivy bridge is not coming to our country anytime soon (Bangladesh) but will get it as soon as it comes out! :D Reply
  • dragon79 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The board brings a nice needed upgraded for my fiance's computer, and also it would make for great comparison to what the prior Sandy Bridge had to offer. It would help with keeping up with the latest technology to see the performance gains and different options available. Reply
  • djjoshep - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...help me finally upgrade my 4 year old computer! Reply
  • Zefram0911 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want to win this board so I can upgrade an ooooold system. I want to be cool like you too.. Reply
  • Superbogey - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help in a build that would replace a 6 year old Core 2 Duo system that struggles to keep up with the demands of the wife & 2 teens. Reply
  • Jarvz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to upgrade my computer. I would be more effective at my video editing, my gameplay would be better, and the coding work I do for studies such as infant breathing rates would be improved. Reply
  • trrogers - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to get a board like this, it would give me that extra incentive to move to and intel system. Reply
  • shadvich - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...to start a new build Reply
  • johndoe74 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    skip a couple of generations of Intel CPUs and jump straight from my C2Q 9400S to the Ivy Bridge platform. Pretty simple actually... :) Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Have something even better than my current Z68 based board. Reply
  • sridhanush - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My next rig will be based on this platform. It would be awesome if I can get this motherboard. Reply
  • sealeopard - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    About time to replace that old AMD Athlon motherboard Reply
  • Slimeknight - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would make for an amazing upgrade. Reply
  • Dradien - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...would help me get away from the awful AMD platform that is hamstringing my computing time! Reply
  • Jhatfie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I love me some MSI products. Generally MSI is always at the top of my list for GPU's and motherboards. Good stuff! Reply
  • GrammaDeb - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would enable me to actually upgrade my system so I could actually put in windows7 and actually get to PLAY some games. Reply
  • aznchum - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Still running a Core 2 Quad Q9400 :(. Reply
  • pcoibo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board will help me replace your old board that I have had for 4 years. I have been a very loyal customer and have always loved your products! Reply
  • MichaelD - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I won this motherboard, I would build a new system around it and give it to my elderly mother, who is finally getting internet in her house due to a cable provider change. It's bundled, so it's there. Winning this MB would mean one less thing for me to buy. Thank you. Reply
  • MLOgold - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Dreaming of you, brings great joy of computing... Reply
  • thdanh90 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    So ready for a summer upgrade. Reply
  • crocvox - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would be awesome, I was planning on building a new computer this summer! Reply
  • Esiuda - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to build this togther with my kids! Reply
  • samhuntley - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Microcenter's IVB deals just aren't good enough for me! Reply
  • amdwilliam1985 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard will help me build a brand new system with Ivy Bridge, my current desktop is more than 5 years old with an aging AMD Athlon X2 @2.5ghz.
    If I win this motherboard, I will buy a quad core core i5 3570k with 8GBs of ram.
    Reply
  • jawsie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    need to disappear into the world of Korriban Reply
  • Gatepc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I won this motherboard it would give me a reason to build an awesome gaming rig, I'm also excited to see how much I can over clock these new 3rd Gen i7s! Reply
  • Burrich - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My old tech is old. I could use a new motherboard. :) Reply
  • abrowne1993 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be a great improvement over my current board. I won't need to upgrade for so long! Reply
  • Psychosylph - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    ...to get out of my SFF box... Reply
  • cjTootie - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Great fit for my upcoming build! Reply
  • Xaratoth - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Looks like a fantastic board. I have been waiting for Ivy Bridge to come out for a while. Reply
  • gamoniac - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard will help me transition from AMD to Intel platform. Reply
  • Aiur862 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    An Ivy Bridge system upgrade would be nice.http://www.anandtech.com/Comment/NewComment/5790?p... Reply
  • scottmchsd - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need it now Reply
  • Malorcus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My wife has a sandy bridge and I am stuck with a Phenom. This board would allow me to have bragging rights over her! Reply
  • Wraith91 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Back in 2008 I built my first desktop with a Pentium Dual-Core CPU and LGA775 motherboard. This was great for the time, but it has shown to be a very slow platform as programs and games have advanced. This new Z77 motherboard would be a perfect upgrade to bring new life to my old pc and I would love to own it! Reply
  • SweetRides - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this motherboard as a base for creating a software development system. Reply
  • landenpc - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Wanted to switch to Intel for my last build, but ended up buying a budget phenom and then a new motherboard while troubleshooting problems with my last system. This would be the perfect excuse to switch to a Ivy Bridge CPU. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would mean a lot to me as it would allow me to complete an upgrade build and then hand down my current system to a friend in need. Good luck to everyone! Reply
  • cschurr - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Nice board! It well help me upgrade my current system that's running a core i7 920. Reply
  • kapono - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    let's add one more being awesome to the comments, shall we? being awesome. Z77 FTW Reply
  • C0PPER - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to have this motherboard to start on my pc Reply
  • peterdemski - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Put me down for a free one! Reply
  • Solix - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    +1 Reply
  • col_forbin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Me needs upgrade Reply
  • narbeh - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    By wining this i could start my PC project and finally put a side my 6 years old laptop. Reply
  • Crux315 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If I got this board, I'd be able to complete a second build with my current motherboard and have this new one in my current computer... I might even upgrade to Ivy Bridge. Reply
  • Isaac the k - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    this would add a bit of needed oomph to my rig... i'd need to get a new case though... hmmmn... Reply
  • slimscraggle - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    how cool would it be to win this board? I'll tell you, I could finally upgrade from my 6 year old P4... Reply
  • madeux - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    will allow me to upgrade and replace my current MSI motherboard! Reply
  • ewhite06 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would turn this into the Mother of All Torrent servers... I kid, I kid. Torrenting things is illegal punishable by death. I would use this to create epic videos and clips detailing the terrible unholiness that illegal downloading.

    Or I would play Minesweeper. Not sure which...
    Reply
  • jacknhut - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me tremendously in finishing my first project of building a customized college desktop computer for my computer science major! I'm lacking the necessary fund to buy a quality motherboard and this would be an ideal gift ! MSI rocks!!!!!! Reply
  • psilon2020 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Ill use this well, please pick me! Reply
  • lesbaer45 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need a Z77 based board. Reply
  • verydryice - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I can always use a new board. Reply
  • philski - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I could crunch through my photo-editing with a sweet SSD-caching setup
    It R O C K S !
    Reply
  • turbogamer1000 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    my lynfield system is pegging and lagging my games Reply
  • Righteous Fury - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be nice of a new bulid for my son's system... his current build is getting wrather long in the tooth. Here's hoping! Reply
  • lindsaypace - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This will help me in my first step. Second Step:,N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC Third Step: Put it in a Interceptor NightHawk. That would be some great black and blue! Reply
  • kingramsu - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The MSI board will allow me to rediscover the lost art of building a rig so mighty and robust that it will blow the competition out of the water the moment I switch on the power.

    Every kill, every throttle, every vibrant graphic rendered will scream out the power of MSI and its Intel IvyBridge counterpart.

    Give me the power MSI, I am worthy of it. Give me the motherboard MSI, and I will prove myself.
    Reply
  • danic - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would help me replace my 5yr old pc. Its time to upgrade! Reply
  • justinmp91 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I've currently got a very outdated build... a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R paired with an Intel E8400 (yeah, still rocking a Core 2 Duo...), Radeon HD 4870 and 4 GB of RAM. I'm excited to upgrade to Core i7, DDR3, SSD, USB3, and a much more efficient GPU. I just recommended this board to my significant other who built his desktop... I'm feeling out of the loop. Reply
  • familyprinting - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i need to upgrate Reply
  • Fuzzlet - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I was looking at this motherboard to purchase, and winning would help me upgrade my sad, old computer quicker! Reply
  • zanderk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'd beat the snot out all those cores testing my threaded language Reply
  • IvanChess - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    With the cost of the motherboard out of the way I could finally ditch my old AMD system and try Intel for the first time since I've been building my own systems. Reply
  • Nessi - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to upgrade with this motherboard! Reply
  • caesar148 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board means I'll be buying an Intel CPU, memory modules, hard drive, video card, DVD drive, computer case, power supply, mouse, keyboard, monitor, Windows 7, MS Office and a couple of cables. Now that's helping the world economy. Reply
  • eggyazian - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this means I can start upgrading my 4 year old rig. Reply
  • mischlep - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be the basis for a new gaming system. Reply
  • RWMunchkin12788 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I someday wish to be a proud owner of an IB machine. Reply
  • smahalin2011 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to have the Ivybridge system Reply
  • Trefugl - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board would help me move my current main PC into my recording studio, so I could expand my multi-track recording system... and be amazing... Reply
  • neocpp - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would be nice for my next build! :) Reply
  • gbronzer - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Yes, that's beyond awesome. Reply
  • Tinamil - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade my gaming computer. Reply
  • Onus - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would let me rebuild my wife's PC from an aging AM2+ to something with state of the art performance (better than mine, but she needs it more than I do right now). Reply
  • cashkennedy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    If i got this i wouldnt have to buy an evga board, thats 1 more msi customer! Plus the black and blue msi scheme would look so much better in my case. Reply
  • BabyBear - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link


    Could be the start of a new system.
    Reply
  • jmich456 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard will help me in my life long goal of creating world peace! Reply
  • GiggityGoo - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would help upgrade my poor malfunctioning AMD Phenom system. Reply
  • noahcollins - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm planning to upgrade to Ivy Bridge in the near future. This board would help me build a great visualization system for school! Reply
  • jamesgor13579 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me replace my aging and unreliable core 2 quad system. Reply
  • kagete - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    My little brother's core 2 duo can finally be replaced! Reply
  • Subyman - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I have been eying that board for quite sometime. Would be nice to get one for free :) Reply
  • jimmi102 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Building a system on such an excellent base would help me create incredible 3D art in Maya and Zbrush, filling my portfolio with a much needed breath of fresh art. In turn my new portfolio will enable me to get a job, again. Gotta love this economy. Reply
  • carmichael - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    sweet Reply
  • Scabies - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    as with my self-purchased upgrades, this would bump the hand-me-down process (this rig goes to the parents, that rig becomes a F@H client or a server until it dies, z77 rig becomes main build) Reply
  • britjh22 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would push me into finally upgrading from my Q6600, just got an SSD and 6870, but mobo/proc is holding me back! Reply
  • j4ke - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I need to build a box that can handle the machine learning tasks that are the foundation of my startup. Reply
  • V7.0 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard would allow me to shamelessly taunt my friends with my FREE MSI MOTHERBOARD! Reply
  • captninsano - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    nice board. would look nice in my rebuild Reply
  • Shadowmage - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this board will help me build a new computer for my girlfriend so that we can play Diablo 3 together :) Reply
  • thetuna - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link


    I've already got the gd65 in p55, but obviously this would convince me to upgrade :)
    Reply
  • latenightdog - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Since I didn't ASUS the last contest, I hope that I won't MSI out on this one. Reply
  • JujuFish - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would be the final nudge off the fence toward upgrading now rather than waiting for Haswell. MSI would be rather fitting, since my current MB is MSI. Reply
  • PW_TX - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want an IVB upgrade! Thanks! Reply
  • Tchamber - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would get me started updating my ageing Gulftown system. Reply
  • Neyerz1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    already have an msi mobo but would much prefer having this one Reply
  • nanobreath - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    What anyone would do with it, upgrade! Reply
  • dnd728 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would help me stop daydreaming about having this board.
    I would finally be able to work again!
    Reply
  • kreedaz - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use it to build a kick-butt video system to make videos of my new son! Reply
  • madmax_5 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Need a computer for school. Would be very thankful if I won and become a MSI fan for life! Reply
  • hobbesmaster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This motherboard would help my home computer catch up with my work computers so I can work faster from home. Reply
  • chrysrobyn - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would use this board to build a home server. Reply
  • jordan199 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Will be help to build a badass rig ! Reply
  • lustik - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would sure love to win one for my new build! Reply
  • JaimeX - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Roll the die, win or lose, I still love MSI (and of course Anandtech) Reply
  • vanka - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this would allow me to build a new system; which in turn would give the video encoding work I do a nice boost (still using a Core 2 Q6600 with 8GB of RAM). Reply
  • denzamen - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    How I wish the tooth fairy would grant a wish to be free of the MSI P4M/3.0C that has served all these many years, and likely more to come unless by a stroke of luck I may begin the slow accumulation of current parts for a much needed upgrade. For now, it must be with what I have, and the coin jar holding the door. Good Luck to all! Reply
  • djshortsleeve - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love this MSI board Reply
  • IronHawk - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    As an Amateur Radio Operator and Electronics Expirimentor, Winning this motherboard would give me a new platform on which to build a low power, high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR).

    Low power is important because radios are often run from non-commercial power sources, including vehicles and battery systems. Performance is important because a low-latency streaming connection between a peripheral radio capture device is essential to acquire a large amount of data and process it in real time. Software defined radios are the future of the radio industry.

    Keep in mind that this is a purely non-commercial application funded solely from personal savings and built on personal time. It is a hobby!
    Reply
  • wolfsbane2007 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would love to get a free z77 board Reply
  • Reckless5040 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would be an amazing start to my Linux Box :D Reply
  • ironargonaut - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This CPU would help me creat a new home media center, and allow my kids to play the latest games. Reply
  • seabasstin - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    please be mine, please be mine, please be with your pooooour self.
    ha ha ha
    Reply
  • HyperSpectral - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would like to build my first PC! Reply
  • Smudgeous - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would give me the excuse needed for putting together my first high-end gaming PC build in a decade (rocking a GeForce 4 Ti4600 by Gainward), just in time to fully appreciate Diablo 3 in the right way. Reply
  • shawnshamrock - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would allow me to replace my 5 year old computer! Reply
  • rscoot - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would literally achieve world peace with this motherboard. Reply
  • thatpoy - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    it will help me build a new pc...time for an upgrade Reply
  • pyroistech - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board not only appeals to my sense of computer gaming but it also brings out the color of my eyes Reply
  • godl!ke - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm not in need of a performance increase, but I could use a peripheral upgrade. Reply
  • ngdeao - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Its time for an update and an upgrade. Reply
  • gorfmaster1 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Pick me, i am in need of awesomeness that comes with this Reply
  • nd97045 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to have this board, currently saving for a build with a lower end board and this would be awesome to get. Really cool that you guys are doing this. Reply
  • JuneBugKiller - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would love to replace my socket 478 mobo and pentium 4 (yeah it's only one core and thats not hardcore) Reply
  • nickersonm - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    A new deluxe motherboard would be an excuse to upgrade from my current system. Reply
  • Zayce - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    But I wouldn't mind owning one of these! Reply
  • patohi - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want to cross the Ivy bridge please Reply
  • Scrooge2 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    With great power comes great responsibility. And I plan on using this responsibily. Worry not about abuse of power, I promise that in my willing hands, I will direct the GD65's power towards the forces of evil and exterminate them. With its new powerful Z77 chipset, tri-PCI-E lanes, and ample USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, the MSI Z77A-GD65 is a powerful board. With it, I will be able to swing around the manhattan skyline and fight villanous anti-heroes (at least virtually) with ease. And if i find the guy that robbed the wrestling bookie, I pormise to punch him in the face (at least virtually). Oh, this will also help me shop for things online and make new friends on facebook (at least virtually). Reply
  • jsv35 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Would definitely improve my gaming. Reply
  • rknbhg - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Being a husband and father computer upgrades are few and far between. This would help greatly and allow me to afford upgrading from my 4+ year old Core 2 PC. Reply
  • MasterTactician - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Its this or wait for sky lake.... Reply
  • DASEWARD - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Have built a few with MSI and want to do another ! Reply
  • pseudonymmster - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    to be good if I get this :D Reply
  • sucram03 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Winning this motherboard will help me fail college! Reply
  • evaniam - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would replace my slow AM3 chip to a fast Ivy Bridge core! Reply
  • jiggawuah - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    i only use gigabyte and would love to try an msi board! Reply
  • AdrianR1189 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I just need a motherboard to finish my first build. This would be a great fit. Reply
  • iamnotawizard - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    P67 is feeling left behind with the new chipsets around. Sign me up. Reply
  • MLSCrow - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This is my entry for the sweepstakes. Reply
  • Rinaun - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The Z77A would be perfect for my SFF Watercooled build :) Reply
  • vtx1300 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    cause I got the worst hangover and it might relieve the pressure Reply
  • aperson2437 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Email me to let me know that I am going to get my hands on this awesome new MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX Z77 motherboard on May 15th! I'll buy the fastest Ivy Bridge processor and the fastest 8-16 GB of memory I can use with it. Reply
  • threeclaws - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This would definitely get my new box back on track. Reply
  • jerry711 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I will use this to build my very 1st pc Reply
  • 93simon - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    videos of me djing!!! Reply
  • Houdani - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I'm starting to shop for components for the in-law's next machine, which desperately needs to be updated. This would be a nice addition. Reply
  • millerduck - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    This board would help me upgrade my aging i7 920 rig and drop some real hardware down the food chain to the wife! Reply
  • OrangeJello! - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I would build a new computer for when I move. Reply
  • ComputerDude67 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    I want it!! Reply
  • mpendharkar - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    The motherboard may form the basis of my work on cloud computing and using connected IVy bridge cpus for quantum physics simulations. Reply
  • joebobwilson - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - link

    Could use a new mother