|RAM||6 GB DDR4|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
MSI Gaming Intel Skylake B150 LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (B150 Gaming M3)
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- Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
- Supports DDR4-2133 Memory. Supports ECC, un-buffered memory
- DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- M.2 6Gb/s (SATA mode only) + SATA 6Gb/s, GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
- Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality, Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
- GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button, OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world
- MULTI-GPU with VGA Armor: VGA Armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire
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Advanced DDR4 Boost
With traditional memory design the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.
An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.
Reliable Military Class Components
Titanium Choke -
Titanium Choke uses a Titanium core that has better ability in thermal and higher temperature tolerance. This allows the Titanium Choke to run at a 220 degree Celsius high temperature, have a 40% higher current capacity, a 30% improvement in power efficiency and better power stability.
Dark CAP -
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAPs has been a staple in high-end motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
Audio Boost Technology
With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 6-channel Audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
True Gaming Device Port
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize its speed. You can customize your mouse’ DPI to change accuracy and program macro combinations using the easy to use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
Enhanced CPU Overvoltage Protection
Onboard overvoltage protection prevents overvoltage and short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A red LED near the 24 pin CPU power connector let you know that overvoltage protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.
|B150 Gaming M3||B150A Gaming Pro||B150M Gaming Pro||Z170I Gaming Pro AC|
|CPU Socket Type||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151|
|Multi-GPU||CFX 2-Way||CFX 3-Way||n/a||n/a|
|Video Port||2x (PCI-E 3.0)||3x (PCI-E 3.0)||1x (PCI-E 3.0)||1x (PCI-E 3.0)|
|SATA 6GB/s, Express||6/2||6/2||6/0||4/1|
|Lan/Wifi||Qualcomm Killer E2400 GB LAN||Intel I219V GB LAN||Intel I219V GB LAN||RTL8111H GB LAN / 802.11 ac & BT 4.2|
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|Chipset Type||Intel B150||Intel H110||Intel B250||Intel Z170||—||Intel H110|
|Processor (CPU) Model Socket||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||LGA 1151||NA||LGA 1151|
|Item Dimensions||9.6 x 12 x 3.7 in||11 x 11 x 2.6 in||10.59 x 13.62 x 2.56 in||9.6 x 12 x 3.7 in||7.44 x 8.74 x 3.07 in||10 x 11 x 2 in|
|Item Weight||4.5 lbs||—||3 lbs||2.05 lbs||—||1.58 lbs|
|Memory Slots Available||4||2||4||4||2||2|
|Ram Memory Maximum Size||64 GB||32 GB||64 GB||64 GB||32 GB||32 GB|
|Supported Motherboard||ATX||Micro ATX||atx||ATX||mini_itx||Micro ATX|
MSI B150 GAMING M3 LGA1151/ Intel B150/ DDR4/ 2-Way CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.1/ M.2&SATA Express/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
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This motherboard supports the latest LGA 1151 Skylake CPUs out of the box. I installed a i7 6770 in mine and it works fantastic, paired with a set of PNY Anarchy 2133Mhz RAM. Games like a champ, runs cool and quiet, nearly as fast, if not faster than my previous PC, which was a watercooled, overclocked full ATX AMD FX8350 system. This board also supports overclocking, although I have not attempted it and plan NOT to. But the options are there. RAM settings can also be customized. Be weary, though, this isn't a full ATX and such, has smaller heat dissipation capabilities for overclocking.
Versus the cheaper models, this version has two system fans plugs, both with 4 pin connectors. The motherboard also has tiny LEDs, including on the backside of the motherboard, which look nice in a windowed case. Overall, this is a great motherboard for the money. This has everything you will ever need to do serious gaming on a Micro ATX build. My one and only complaint; I wish the SATA connectors were all side-connectors instead of top-down. Two of them are, but four of them are not. This makes things very cramped for MIcro ATX builds.
Overall, great motherboard. Feel free to ask any me questions about building a Micro ATX PC.
MSI Skylake B150 Gaming Pro
Core i7 6770
PNY Anarchy 2133Mhz DDR4 RAM, 16GB
EVGA 600W 60 plus PSU
MSI Radeon HD 7950 GPU
Intel 520 series SSD, 240GB (boot)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HD (secondary)
~ Review Update, 6/23/2016 ~
This motherboard is still running great. I have had zero problems with it, still boots fast, and the gaming is great. I started getting back intyo music production and recently plugged several USB devices into this, including Guitar Rig 5 and a mixerboard. I've had zero problems with them with this motherboard. So it makes a good build for music producers as well. Gaming wise, I've been playing a lot of Overwatch on this build and the game runs great in 1080p maxed out with the hardware listed above. I also had a chance to try the mouse that came with this; an MSI Interceptor DS-B1 gaming mouse that came with the B150 model of this motherboard. I have to say, the mouse is REALLY good. It's got a good feel, it plays well with FPS games including CS:GO. It's also go on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment. Unfortunately it's a budget mouse; the DPI is capped at 1,600 and you immediately notice the difference going back to a high-end mouse. There is also no software like other higher-end mouses have, so no programming buttons, adjusting the sensitivity, polling rate, DPI, or other settings on the mouse. Still, I was mildly impressed by the mouse, it makes a good spare. I went back to my regular mouse, which is currently a Steel Series Sensei. I have owned Razer and Logitech mice's in the past.
My board worked for a little over a month then suddenly stopped loading every USB on the board. The only USBs on my computer that still worked were two of the four USB 3.0s in the front on an optional 5" Bay accessory that wasn't directly tied to the motherboard. Which indicated this board was on its way out.
Other problems arose with this board initially with my GPU. If you are to purchase a larger graphics card (about 350mm cards), kiss your SATA ports goodbye. The placement of two of the SATA ports will be covered by your GTX 1080. I have a GTX 1080 Zotac AMP Extreme-- a hulking card, and it BARELY was holding onto the PCIE ports, that got to the point where it tore off the board's PCIE port while I was trying to troubleshoot the USB problem that had popped up.
I was under the belief I was under warranty, until I found out the serial number on the board itself wasn't being recognized by MSI's website. Amazon catered to my issue with a one-time exception return on the board.
Your mileage may vary, but I'm going for Gigabyte. I've had nothing but bad luck with MSI boards so far.
The problem I kept running into with choosing a motherboard is that her CPU is an i7-6700. It's not Z170 material, but H110M boards didn't have the features I wanted or, frankly, enough power phases for me to be comfortable strapping even a non-K 6700 to them. B150 made sense as a possible chipset, and coming across this board made it a sure thing for me. No question, if you're running any Skylake CPU aside from the 6600K and 6700K, this board is a great value.
The board was a joy to build on. Plenty of clearance, plenty of expansion slots, and perhaps the easiest time I've ever had getting a motherboard to line up with the I/O backplate. There were a couple of tabs that had to be physically removed from the backplate to get everything to fit, but nothing major. The board had a bit more flex to it than I'm entirely comfortable with, but I was never concerned enough to stop and rethink things. I don't know if this was intentional on MSI's part, but the placement of the second CPU fan header was perfect for water cooling. In fact, there was enough clearance all around that the 240mm radiator earmarked for this build fit in without any blocked connections. The board also boasts an M.2 connection and more fan headers than any B150 chipset board should reasonably need, so no worries about case cooling.
The motherboard came with a CD, as all motherboards do, full of drivers and software. Definitely install the chipset drivers. The software...eh? I generally just grab any software I want right from the OEM's website. It's guaranteed to be up to date. While you're there, check and make sure your BIOS is up to date as well.
As for aesthetics, the overall brown color scheme certainly isn't the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes upon, but in a subdued case layout without LED RAM or over the top lighting, it works fine. I'd consider it to be utilitarian. No one's going to mistake it for a Sabertooth, but that's ok, because if you've got an $80 Sabertooth, it probably doesn't work. If bright, flashy builds are your thing, look elsewhere.
And I think that's where I'll leave this one. It's perfect for my needs, absolutely perfect, because I have a locked CPU and basically just needed a functional board that I could throw my spare parts at to make my wife a PC. Good features and a solid OEM behind it were a huge plus, and at this price point? There was just no reason not to pick up this board and give it a try. So far, it's working like a champ, and I'll definitely keep this board in mind if my slimline ITX workstation ever needs to grow up into a mid-tower.
SATA cables beneath the video card slot is a pain in the butt! no reason why they can't just put them somewhere else, like the BOTTOM of the card!
for a 100 bucks though its a decent deal for AMD users.