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Motherboard

MSI Z97A GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

(4 Ratings, 3.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z97A GAMING 7

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1150

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel Z97

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2000
  • DDR3-2133
  • DDR3-2200
  • DDR3-2400
  • DDR3-2600
  • DDR3-2666
  • DDR3-2800
  • DDR3-3000
  • DDR3-3100
  • DDR3-3200
  • DDR3-3300

SLI/CrossFire

2-Way SLI Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

4

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

8

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    TwoScoopsOfPig
    • 29 points
    • 52 months ago

    I love this motherboard. Everything about it is just A+. And although this is secondary; the overall look of it... it's just eye-melting. I was looking at it in the box days before I even started building with it. But as for features, I wanted a lot of USB ports because I was sick of only having 1 USB 3.0 port on my laptop. With 2 USB 2.0, 6 USB 3.0, AND 2 USB 3.1 ports, this thing will surely have enough for whatever devices I ever need to plug in all together. Another selling point for this is the fantastic onboard audio. I wasn't interested in getting a sound card... so this was great. Every review I read said that it was very good, and I do agree now that I have it. Everything sounds crisp and clear, especially using my Razer Leviathan soundbar (I'm a slight Razer fanboy but I do understand that they have their faults, overpriced products being one of them.) But I digress. Overclocking is good, I haven't done much but it seems to be very stable, and the BIOS is pretty easy to navigate and has a lot of cool features like Board Explorer and an easy to use fan speed controller. Unfortunately I'm not able to adjust my front CPU fans through the BIOS as they are plugged into the splitter on the NZXT Kraken. This just means I have to use the CAM software to do it. One thing that I really liked, though - the IO shield is padded and has absolutely no sharp edges. It was a breeze to put in; like installing a little pillow into the case. And it is colored black on both sides to match the case as well. A+, 5 stars, 8/8 gr8.

    turtle328
    • 16 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build My First Gaming Build ($1500)

    Originally was going to get a Gaming 6 but my dad didn't mind paying an extra $50 for the extra featuresr this Mobo came with compared with the 6. Personally, it didn't matter too much to me. I'm really satisfied with it.

    Wolfguy423
    • 7 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build the Devils Playground!

    Great mobo, has A lot of upgrade potential! Has 6 Sata 6gb/s ports! potential for a threeway sli setup!

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