Socket / CPU
Black / Silver
- 3-Way SLI Capable
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 45 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build i7-6850K EVGA GTX 1080 FTW SLI [Ashen Comet]
The board supports Broadwell-E right out of the box, and it's been working like a dream. Very stable, easy to overclock. Although the software could use a bit more improvement, but still overall a very good motherboard for X99 platform.
- 35 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Biohazard, toxic green themed build
Posted on the first try, super sturdy, love the RGB, no dead pins or connections. Very easy to work with.
- 22 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Little Red Toaster
If you're looking for an extreme motherboard for your next lga 2011-3 build than look no further. Not only does this board look beautiful but it also has the brains to back it up. The bios on this board makes everything super easy to set up as well as looking amazing.
- 22 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build New extreme gaming build (OVERKILL)
So im not too sure how to rate this, its still running so thats good. not the best for an SLI in my case since the bottom gpu is a litle low to the PSU shroud, but im sure if i didnt have the case theres plenty of room. rear IO is nice and thus far has enough ports for my K70, M65, X52 pro joystick/throttle, TrackIR5 , headset, plus a monitor extension to add a few extra slots. lights are pretty cool but i always have it set at red.
- 11 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build Car fund
GREAT looking motherboard, the carbon fiber is a bonus and the XMP lights on the bottom are always red which sucks in my blue build, it's not too noticeable though. Overlocking is easy but you can't change the core clock without using (+/-) in bios, so don't take more than a day to realize that like I did. smh.
- 8 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build My first multi media/gaming beast
Has just about everything you could want minus thunderbolt support and a built in wireless card. No issues 9 months in (knocks on wood)
- 6 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build Rebuild March 2017
Honestly this board is alright, but not fantastic. The included USB Type-C back panel connector is nice, and the LEDs look alright. However, despite all of the fan connectors being 4-pin, only CPUFAN1 uses PWM speed control (the others all use voltage control). And as of March 2017 (this may have changed depending on when you're reading this) the LED control software is abysmally bad. It's impossible to control the LEDs without installing the "MSI Gaming App" which includes a whole lot of redundant features (mouse DPI settings, keyboard macros, etc.); there's also no way to control the LEDs (or turn them off) on a non-windows system, as basic LED settings don't persist through reboots.
Maybe with time MSI can fix some of the issues with the gaming app (just give us a standalone LED controller please), at which point this board might be bit of a better purchase.
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