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MSI - Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.7 Average / 51 Ratings )




Part #

(or) 7977-001R


Black / Red

Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


SATA Express


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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ansen 25 points 43 months ago

Got a code D0 (late CPU initialization) on my first boot attempt. Reseated the CPU and that seems to have fixed it.

Everything was working great, but after downloading all the MSI utilities and drivers, PC is now shutting down completely when going into sleep mode. Trying to power back on results in an "early south bridge initialization" mobo error code. I have to turn the power supply off and on to get it booted again.

So... no using sleep mode for now! I tried reverting to the previous BIOS after updating, but that didn't fix it. Still trying to figure out what's causing the problem...

RhoadsV 14 points 43 months ago
from completed build Gaming and Home Office Computer

Awesome! Works great and the color is perfect for the scheme of my build.

Super12316 3 points 41 months ago
from completed build First Time Gaming PC.

This motherboard has all the features I could want and it works great, I love it and it's design.

Teddo 18 points 41 months ago
from completed build Budget Skylake Gaming Build

I was one of the lucky few to snag one of these when Amazon had a flash sale. I thought for $100, it wasn't that much more compared to the cheaper 1151 motherboards. It gives me a great path to upgrade for a K version i5 or i7 in the near future. Had absolutely no trouble installing Windows 10 on it.

USA602 13 points 40 months ago
from completed build First PC build

I have not had any trouble with the bios. Easy update everything works as it should.

fir_nev 9 points 40 months ago
from completed build Gaming Rig Build From My Missus

The red and black colour scheme suits me. The price suits its build and quality.

Do enable Win7 startup in BIOS if you want to install an older OS than Win8.1. If not, you will be stuck at 'Starting Windows' or installation menu screens.

thomasfxlt 5 points 40 months ago
from completed build Twins xmas build

If the mark of a good board is "booting on the first try" then these get a perfect score. Nice looking with decent documentation. The Bios menu is nice. 3 days in and no problems thus far.

urch20 6 points 39 months ago
from completed build First Build!

Great board! Looks great and has all the features you could ask for!

TheAntimetal 13 points 39 months ago
from completed build Twilit Dragon Argorok

This thing is great, haven't really got to dive into many of the features, for instance the M.2 Drive support, or the SLI support yet (My last mobo didn't offer that). But the pictures legitimately do not do this thing justice as far as looks, it is a very sharp looking Mobo.

ukkendoka 10 points 38 months ago
from completed build Obsidian Build

Was going to go with the Asus board, but read about some problems. Had a problem with the realtek working, but I think that was a windows thing, but because after it downloaded an update or two it started working fine.