The gigabyte or asus should work with your ram. If there's no physical damage, I would request an rma for the msi board and sell the replacement.
No physical damage, in fact it still lights up etc, just no post. Going to test the power supply on a friends system tonight to make sure its not that.
Otherwise I bought this board 03/03/2010 i didnt think MSI had longer than a 1 year manuf. warranty. I am incorrect?