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MSI - Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 3.5 Average / 12 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z170A KRAIT GAMING
(or) 7984-006R

Color

Black / White

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

LGA1151

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

Yes

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

SATA Express

1

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Reviews

Dikaitng 17 points 43 months ago
from completed build Something Special

Great aesthetic, fit in my build really well. Didn't have any problem. Great bios as well!

FluttershysYAAY 41 points 42 months ago

I like and hate this mobo.

M.2 is in a nice spot to show it off, Lanes are spaced out well for good cooling in non-blower design cards. But there's where it ends for me.

The Sata ports are facing UPWARDS which makes it VERY annoying to use with Multi-GPUs as the second card will be ontop of the ports. Even with right angels it puts too much pressure on them, and good luck trying to use non-right angels there. It's impossible. The entire right side is UNUSED, why not push the ports and make them face the right? I don't understand.

PWM headers are also hard to reach with Multi-GPUs, and one of them is unusable with a 2nd card.

Really glancing over minor details that add up.

FriarNurgle 40 points 42 months ago
from completed build Don't Panic

Nice board. Docked 2 stars due to poor design on the sata ports being straight and potentially conflicting with graphic cards.

leo1346 24 points 35 months ago
from completed build Starfighter Hangar

Black and white pcb match with my h440 case, the feature is just average compared to other brand. The downside is the placement of Sata ports are facing UPWARDS the problem is it will get in the way if you use multi-gpu as the second card will be blocking the ports. Even with angeled sata cable, the cable will facing to the left that makes it inconvenient to use. In my case I use sleeved sata cable and treat it like 24-pin cable, turns out well.

mattyoung50 28 points 33 months ago
from completed build My Crysis 3 Killer

This is a great mobo for the price. Has an m.2 slot, sli/crossfire support, sata express and it really matched my theme. All the bells and whistles. Really couldn't find a cheaper mobo for that had all the features this one has.

GilParnon 14 points 31 months ago
from completed build Project: Evolution

This motherboard looks great and overclocks well, the BIOS is incredibly easy to navigate and I love my motherboard. I do have a serious complaint about it, which knocks off a star; the motherboard failed to boot when I have the RAM in dual channel mode, I have to run the 2 sticks of RAM in single channel.

grimbailey15 9 points 30 months ago
from completed build my first build RE VAMPED

amazing audio and everything. love this mother board.

nicktf2 10 points 29 months ago

Really stupid Sata placements, looks pretty.

XidaxObliterator 11 points 29 months ago

The motherboard is just a motherboard... Nothing special here. The reason I give it four stars instead of five is because of a very hard to read fan header that is practically under one of the heatsinks. Nothing major though. I liked it because it matches my color scheme.

leo1346 5 points 27 months ago
from completed build White out black

Black and white pcb match with my h440 case, the feature is just average compared to other brand. The downside is the placement of Sata ports are facing UPWARDS the problem is it will get in the way if you use multi-gpu as the second card will be blocking the ports. Even with angeled sata cable, the cable will facing to the left that makes it inconvenient to use. In my case I use sleeved sata cable and treat it like 24-pin cable, turns out well. Replaced it twice due to bad psu ( corsair CX600m ) and had problem where I can't enter UEFI BIOS