Just because you can't update the bios without windows doesn't make them terrible.. just a little short sighted. On the other hand trying to step the normal joe through making a boot USB is a much bigger pain in the ass. I've had msi motherboards, their cubi, and now I have one of their pascal laptops which replaced my gaming rig, so they are on my good side atm.
If I read the description correctly, the GPU is built-in, correct? This might be a nice little upgrade for my son's PC. The R5 would be an improvement over what he has now, then drop in a cheap GeForce 1060 later.
UPDATE: So, the website wouldn't let me buy the combo for Store Pickup. I called their Customer Service number and was told you had to buy it at the store; that it was "first come, first served". I took advantage of their Patriot Viper RAM deal and got 8Gb of DDR3 1600MHz memory for $40. Picked up the RAM at the store and they had stacks of the motherboards on an endcap.
So, grand total (after rebate) is $90 for the motherboard, CPU/GPU, and 8GB RAM.
I took it home, helped my 14 y.o. son drop it into his old Dell Inspiron 530 and BAM! Instant upgrade! He paid for the combo and I bought him the RAM.
As a side note, several reviewers complained that you had to use a PS/2 keyboard to do the first BIOS setup. I used a USB keyboard and mouse and they worked just fine.
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