|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
MSI Intel Z97 LGA 1150 DDR3 USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Z97 PC Mate)
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- Socket LGA 1150
- Intel Z97 chipset, ATX
- 2 PCI-E x16 3.0, 2 PCI-E x1 and 2 PCI
- VGA, DVI and HDMI, 2-way CrossFireX ready.
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|Chipset Type||Intel Z97||Intel Z97||intel_z97_express||Intel H81||Intel H97||Intel Z97|
|Processor (CPU) Model Socket||LGA 1150||LGA 1150||LGA 1150||LGA 1150||LGA 1150||LGA 1150|
|Item Dimensions||10.6 x 13.9 x 3.3 in||2.1 x 10.4 x 12.9 in||11.7 x 13.8 x 2.8 in||3 x 9 x 7 in||2.1 x 10.4 x 12.9 in||11.7 x 13.8 x 2.8 in|
|Item Weight||3.9 lbs||2.5 lbs||3.25 lbs||2.6 ounces||2.5 lbs||1.78 lbs|
|Memory Slots Available||4||4||4||2||4||4|
|Ram Memory Maximum Size||32 GB||32 GB||—||16 GB||—||—|
|RAM Technology||DDR3 1066||DDR3 2600||DDR3 1333||DDR3 1066||DDR3 2600||DDR3 1333|
|Supported Motherboard||atx||atx||ATX||Micro ATX||ATX||ATX|
|Total Pci Slots Free||7||—||6||0||2||6|
|Total SATA Ports||6||—||7||2||6||7|
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Hopefully this Motherboard lasts for along time. :)
Used in a newly built computer with:
Case: Fractal Design R5
CPU: Intel i5 4790k w/ Corsair H105 liquid cooler
Ram: G.SKILL 16 GB DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 512 GB SSD
MB: MSI H97M-G43 mini ATX
Monitor:ASUS 24" 144 Hz 1080p
Bose On-Ear sound link bluetooth headset
StarWars Battlefront 2015 All Ultra MFAA 1080p (70-90 FPS)
Alright so on to the board. I needed an overclockable motherboard to pair with my unlocked 4690k cpu and it also had to support crossfire. The problem was I only had somewhere under 100$ for the mobo. When I bought this it was 83.99 (totaled to about 90$). I was pleasantly surprised with how easily overclocking was with this motherboard. Pair that with the easy to use bios and you get exactly what you paid for plus a little more. It has support for 4 case fans and one cpu fan, so it went well with my case since I had exactly 4.
The only downside about the case I could find for the price is the color. Literally you get what you pay for here, a sweet easy to use mobo.
Running an i3-4170 now and plan to upgrade to one of those Broadwells when prices drop in the future. Dual boots fine between Centos 7 and Windows 10.
Tried a bit of the overclocking - lots of adjustments, but also the overclock genie does help make it simple.