MSI Enthuastic Gaming Intel Z170A LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (Z170A-G45 Gaming)
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- LGA1151, Supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
- Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
- Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
- Slots: 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16 or x8/x8 or x8/x8/x4 or x8/ x8/x1 modes), 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
- Multi-Graphics: Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
- SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports (4-ports reserved for SATA Express Port), Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 2x SATA Express Ports (PCI-Express 3.0 x2)
- Audio: Realtek ALC1150 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, Supports S/PDIF Output
- LAN: Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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|Chipset Type||intel_z170_express||Intel Z170||Intel Z170||Intel Z170||Intel Z270||Intel Z270|
|Processor (CPU) Model Socket||NA||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151|
|Item Dimensions||3.6 x 12 x 9.6 in||9.25 x 12 x 2.5 in||9.6 x 12 x 3.7 in||9.6 x 12 x 3.7 in||2.68 x 10.36 x 12.92 in||10.63 x 13.78 x 3.11 in|
|Item Weight||4.5 lbs||1.76 lbs||4.5 lbs||1.76 lbs||3.45 lbs||3.8 lbs|
|Memory Slots Available||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|Ram Memory Maximum Size||—||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
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MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING LGA1151/ Intel Z170/ DDR4/ 3-Way CrossFireX & 2-Way SLI/ SATA3&USB3.1/ M.2&SATA Express/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
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Reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots
USB 3.1 Type C
XMP RAM Profile
Easy to understand BIOS layout
Decent header placements
Second M.2 slot used in combination with SATA connections is strange
The third PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot is not reinforced like the other two
At retail, it's a bit overpriced for its feature set
Not really cons, but marketing nearly every board as "gaming" and the black and red only color scheme is getting a bit old
I originally bought a Z170A Gaming M7 from another online website that deals with eggs, but it had a damaged USB 3.0 header and had to be RMA'd. At first I was going to get another M7 but I was cruising around Amazon and saw the G45 Gaming board for an astoundingly low price of $95! I thought it was a mistake, or possibly a refurb, but no it was a new board for $95 as long as you don't mind waiting for it to be in stock.
Installation was easy, and it recognized my M.2 drive, RAM, Graphics Card, & PCI-E WiFi card without issues. During pre-case installation testing the DVI & USB 2.0 ports worked as they should, and the BIOS updated just fine. Selecting the XMP profile in the BIOS recognized my G. Skill 2400 DDR4 RAM, and there are a bunch of settings available for overclocking CPU, RAM, etc.
It has funky SATA drive configurations if you use the second M.2 slot which is the one located near the chipset heatsink; Refer to the manual for the different configurations.
While I do like the red and black theme, I also think that it's being overused just like the "gaming" moniker from all the major manufacturers. Would I buy this board again? I probably would, if it were on sale.
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