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Motherboard

MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(10 Ratings, 4.4 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • Z170A PC MATE
  • 7971-001R

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

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

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

3

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

SATA Express

1

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

No

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    jawash22
    • 20 points
    • 44 months ago

    Seems fine and supports 7.1 audio. Only thing I don't like is that it only has three 4 pin fan headers. Plenty of USB 3 support.backplate included,etc. Plus when I purchase my next CPU, it will be overclockable so I won't need a new MOBO.

    Pill_Slinger
    • 16 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build SOVEREIGN

    My initial thoughts: For the price, it is definitely a quality motherboard capable of at least decent over-clocking. No frills version of the more expensive boards . Great bios for nooby like me. Still has all necessary features i.e. all usb 3.1 gen2, 2x max speed SATA ports, m.2 and more (see image 10, back of box). very helpful and clear manual showing locations of each power sockets etc.

    Only comes with 2 SATA data cables, so if you have SSD+HDD you will need another sata cable from an old computer/ebay to have an optical drive :) But when first booting/installing things you can always just swap out cables.

    It is brown when put under white light but it just looks like a nice very dark brown/black normally, a good option for black schemed colour builds. (Google and/or see my pics)

    CAUTION: However do NOT use MSI Live Update to update bios or any of that. Everyone says to avoid it and if you don't need to update then don't do it.

    InputUsername
    • 15 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build First build

    Basic Skylake Z170 motherboard. Doesn't have too many features, but I didn't need that anyway. Nice and cheap.

    giorgos8574
    • 12 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Black & White (First Build)

    Nothing special. Just got it because it was cheap and had enough USB & SATA Ports.

    Kenflow
    • 12 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Black Ice (First Build)

    A low cost motherboard with over-clocking capabilities that fit my budget and my color scheme.

    prohibitable
    • 8 points
    • 32 months ago

    Motherboard - Bios very easy to use. Booted up Win. 10 easily. Haven't attempted overclocking with this board yet.

    trevionpaul
    • 7 points
    • 42 months ago

    Its a nice and motherboard. I got it for a good price, it does its job.

    trevionpaul
    • 7 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Finally Finished.

    Pretty basic motherboard I kept from previous build. No problems with it.

    tekeem
    • 6 points
    • 45 months ago

    Probably should of gone for one of the gaming boards but this does the job. Oh the I/O shield is **** but aren't they all now.

    PeterFlinstone
    • 3 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Build 2.0 - Upgrade to Kaby Lake

    Good board if you can find it for a good price. I had to RMA my first one after it'd only recognize 2 out of the 4 RAM slots.

    Replacement unit came and so far I've got no problems with it. Seems to be able to handle some basic overclock to a 7600K. I'd love an RGB header, but you can't complain for the price.

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