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MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING

by MSI
157 customer reviews
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  • Chipset: Intel Z87 Express - Extra Features: OC Genie 4, Sound Blaster, Audio Boost, Optimized 'Gaming' Ports
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-3000(OC)/ 2800/ 2666/ 2600/ 2400/ 2200/ 2133/ 2000/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Non-ECC, Buffered, Max Capacity of 32GB
  • Slots: 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (run at x16, x8/x8, or x8/x4/x4), 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots 6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors) 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
  • SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 1x mSATA Port
  • LAN: Killer E2205 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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Product Description

MSI Z87-G45 GAMING LGA1150/ Intel Z87/ DDR3/ 3-Way Crossfire & 2-Way SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A & GBE/ ATX Motherboard

Product Information

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Screen Resolution4096 x 2160
ProcessorPentium D
RAM64 GB DDR3 1333
Memory Speed 1000 MHz
Hard Drive1 TB
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand NameMSI
Item model numberZ87-G45 GAMING
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight3.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12 x 9.60 x 2.50 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceEIDE
Audio-out Ports (#)6
Power SourceDC
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Shipping Weight3.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 2, 2013
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Customer Reviews

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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By James Floyd on July 3, 2013
Let me start by saying that this was used in my first build...that being said installing the board in my case was a breeze and required little effort. It came with 6 SATA plug ins for your HDD, SSD, and any optical drivers that you might want to use. I installed an I7-4770k into this motherboard as well as the GTX 770. There is literally a whole section of the bios thats dedicated to overclocking which makes it so much easier! Even if you have no experience with overclocking there is an "Overclock Genie" that is in the bios that automatically overclocks your processor and GPU to a safe performance. Obviously this genie won't let you go as crazy as manually overclocking in the bios, but it does allow me rookies like to to safely overclock their processor and GPU with ease. It even lets you overclock RAM...go figure still playing around with this board, but if I had to do it again I would buy this board again in a heartbeat.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Su on September 26, 2013
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Pros: it was easy to install, feels very sturdy, and has a pretty good sound card built in, the mobo itself is actually a bit smaller than the other gigabyte mobo i had, which gives more space for my wires/airflow, everything is pretty easy to get to

Cons: the usb3.0 front panel port is facing to the side of the mobo instead of straight up, this caused problems for me during my install cause the cable was unable to bend, after some working around i finally got it in, just some consideration for those with mid-small ATX cases, I/O panel is a bit goofy

Other thoughts: I was very pleased with the speed and quality that was delivered, I just had to RMA my gigabyte board to newegg because the sound card was DOA, my RMA was denied due to physical damage to cpu socket pins I did not cause, I complained that I had returned it without damage (installed correctly, it posted and ran video games, removed correctly, did not see bent pins, carefully placed plastic cover back on too), newegg gave me a 50% refund, and said when the pics come in 1-3 days, they can give me a full refund. it has been 8 days, and counting. thank god i amazon primed this board. <3 amazon
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Psimon Rustle on February 2, 2014
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When I first got this board and took it out of the Static bag from the box it shipped in, I noticed the underside had a weird sticky residue. Similar to the residue that is left behind from removing a plastic sticker. I thought the board might have been damaged from what I assumed was water or some other solution...
After trying to clean off a 1cm square section in the lower corner with rubbing alcohol, I realized whatever it was, wasn't going to come off that easily. So I just threw caution into the wind and connected it up.

Came on in a single try. No tweaking needed... and the Bios... OMG THE BIOS... I love the GUI for the Bios. it is extremely user-friendly with its options. And I especially love the Hardware Explorer that shows you literally every device that's plugged into the board.

I would definitely recommend this board for anyone looking to upgrade.
EDIT: I have changed my original ratings and dropped it from 5 to 3 stars

After a couple weeks I've noticed a few random B.S.O.D. "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". I was worried it was my RAM since this is the most common cause. Changed the RAM to low profile ones and ran the PC. Got a B.S.O.D. within 36hrs. After running a CrashDump analyzer, it showed that a file "e22w7x64.sys" for the "Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller" was causing all the B.SO.D. I've been getting (22 in 4 weeks).

I decided to Google just the "e22w7x64.sys" filename and all the results returned were about B.S.O.D. crashes. Apparently the drivers that ship with this board is not compatible with 64bit versions of Windows.

The motherboard, however is excellent. But it's the annoying B.S.O.D I cannot get accustomed to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott Sehlhorst on November 14, 2013
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Couldn't have been a smoother install / assembly / first boot. Probably home-build #12 or so from me after 20+ years of doing this stuff. My previous (Sandy Bridge era) motherboard developed a bad drive controller that managed to trash my boot drive on it's way out after several years of 24/7 abuse (4 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 optical, automated backups / heavy "home office" use).

I was happy to see my previous slower (1333 MHz) DDR3 ram worked great in this mobo, paired with a new Haswell I5-4670k. I was also able to place the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler/fan easily on this board, and even easily access the DIMM slots after installing the stupid-large fan+radiator. Haven't tried overclocking, but figure I will down the road - hence the giant fans. I'll upgrade the ram before trying.

The motherboard was sturdy and had minimal (no appreciable) flex when installing the support bracket for the fan, or when attaching to the standoffs inside the case.

The risers on the board were all in good places (for CPU fans, system fans, case-usb ports, speaker/led/power/reset switches, etc. The connectors for peripherals all felt sturdy - remember to remove the dust-covers before trying to jam them through the EFI shield. The mechanical fasteners for the PCI-e and DIMM inserts were smooth and solid.

The bios is a big jump up from the earlier paradigm, and adjusting boot sequence (to do a fresh install of the OS from DVD) was trivial. The controls for variable fan-speed control are excellent, and seem to have smart defaults too. My system is silent in normal use and very quiet when gaming. No decibel meter, so just qualitative data, but impressed with the speed control setup regardless.
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