I've personallyhad 3 MSI motherboards that died (one ancient T-Bird, one dual Opty Server board, and an Athlon 64 board), they took out video cards and processors every time. Had 2 MSI video cards die, they took out a PCI-X slot, and 1 VGA slot respectively. Also pray to god you never have to call in a warranty with them, Powercolor is only slightly worse. MSI is terrible with driver updates, and frequently has buggy BIOS'es (their coders suck). They are the Deer/Solytech (horrid PSU manufacturer) of the motherboard industry.
aren't their BIOSes made by AMI?