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MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

( 4.4 Average / 34 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z97-G45 Gaming

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

LGA1150

Chipset

Intel Z97

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133 / 2200 / 2600 / 2800 / 3000

Maximum Supported Memory

32GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

Yes

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

mSATA

1

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Reviews

Great motherboard, works very well, has everything I need. Built-in sound card works okay; I bought a sound card because I am a bit of an audiophile. I wish it was a little more spacious, but I guess that's what I get for getting an ATX.

My first experience with MSI, previously a Gigabyte or ASUS man and I'm super impressed. Love the bios - the motherboard explorer - kewl. And the utilities that come bundled are actually useful and work. Especially like the auto driver update manager app-type thing. Also there was no need to get SATA drivers downloaded to a thumb drive before installing Windows as per Gigabyte H97-UD3. Overclocking - eezy peezy with MSi Commander or Interl Extreme Overclocking Utility.

from completed build Deep Sea Creature

BIOS isn't amazing, and I broke the front panel USB 3 pins a little, works well with the paint and handling of everything else, good deal too.

from completed build Reaper

Cheap and it has everything I need

from completed build My First Build (Gaming)

I wish I would have gone with a better board. The BIOS isn't exactly the MOST user friendly. I will swap it out eventually. I still give it 5 stars though

Great if you need a m.2 slot, 5 sata III ports, one msata port, and fan headers galore. great for overclocking, but I haven't utilized this yet. also comes with some cool extras like my favorite, a hard msi shield sticker, its awesome.

from completed build My first pc

Good motherboard but probably a better one for the same price. I like the color scheme and has all the ports i need. con is they had poor placement for the usb 3.0 port because my graphics card is blocking it. Other than that i have no complaints

from completed build Red, Black and White fun box

I wouldn't mind looking into new MOBOs. I will probably stick with MSI. I will probably look into the gaming 7 boards. This one makes me a little nervous sense the original arrived dead. Haven't had further issues, but that definitely stuck with me.

from completed build My gaming pc

Great motherboard for the price. I pay 120$ CAD on Ncix in december 2014

Looks sexy and good "bang 4 buck". everything i need however it is a slightly lower end z97 board so no 3 way SLI or NVME ssd compare to some boards quite a bit over £100. I love it though.