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Motherboard

MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(51 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire 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

2

SATA Express

2

M.2 Slots

2

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

    Clemeit
    • 161 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build Licensed Driver

    Works great, looks great. Does everything I need it to.

    kmathieu2220
    • 69 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build My Man Corner

    Fantastic looking board, all of the features I needed. I kinda destroyed the USB 3 header for my front panel USB ports but that is simply my own fault

    twest
    • 63 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build Ruby

    Really solid motherboard overall and comes with features (USB 3.1-C, M.2 slots, U.2 slot) that should keep it relevant for some time now. As most reviews will say, the BIOS interface is relatively easy to use, although it can be difficult to find certain specific features if you don't read the manual. I took a star away because I have had intermittent boot issues, but they seem to go away quickly, so I haven't diagnosed a cause for these issues yet. Aesthetically, I don't like how the MOSFET covers look like they're covered in a red sticker instead of the nice metallic finish on the other parts of the motherboard, but otherwise it's a very good-looking motherboard.

    LittleL0L
    • 61 points
    • 39 months ago

    Easy BIOS setup and interface, lots of overclocking tweaks and sleek looking heat-spreaders. Never thought I could get my 6600k OC'ed at 4.7GHz, but this motherboard knows what he's doing.

    slashbrackets
    • 40 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Iron Man (Jarvis) Build

    I heard nothing but good things about his mobo and the color scheme couldn't be better if it was tailor made. The BIOS was so easy a monkey could do it. Everything updated smoothly and there were no issues at all with installing Windows 10 on it. Great board and love the features.

    OKCToolguy
    • 30 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Son's Red & Black Rig

    Red & Black and had everything my son needed. No trouble getting to anything to install it. BIOS Menu is nice and easy

    Chillsabre
    • 29 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build My first self built gaming rig

    This motherboard is pretty solid for me.

    Has all the ports I need and was easy to set up with the UEFI for all my components.

    I was very worried about making my first build but the MSI EUFI was pretty easy to use.

    BrianPim
    • 29 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Devil's Advocate - PC & Setup

    Not the best motherboard, but it gets the job done.

    ansen
    • 25 points
    • 49 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...

    AnthonyTaylor1555
    • 24 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build A-Unit MK1

    The MSI M5 is a sweet board. Easy to build on, sturdy, and plenty of peripheral ports. The onboard audio sounds nice, and it looks sharp.

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