Hello, i finished the build using a 880gm-e43 mobo.
turned it on and got a beep, seen the msi page and went right to "reboot and select proper device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
did not see a post is this normal
I use the "del" key or whatever f key is listed on the msi page. You can also remove the board battery with the system off, and this will usually stop the post long enough to enter the bios and set the boot order and make changes. Nothing wrong with the board. The msi logo is the default screen. It can be disabled once you enter the bios.