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Motherboard

MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition ATX AM3+ Motherboard

(17 Ratings, 4.0 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Model

970A SLI Krait Edition

Part #

970A SLIKraitEdition

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

AM3+

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / White

Chipset

AMD 970

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2133

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

2

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

0

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

No

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    achtungpanzer
    • 42 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build AMD Krait Snake Build

    Bought really just for the color scheme. It does what its supposed to do, but has the issue with the NZXT X61 that I mentioned in my completed build. Have to dock it a bit for that but otherwise its been fine. Overclocks as it should.

    OllieManMan
    • 23 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build First Time Family Dragon

    Here's the thing. I'm a noob and this probably broke due to my stupidity so these stars mean a lot less, but here is my tale.

    I bought this board for 3 simple reasons. It was very affordable for what it offered, It was from a well know brand and it looked dam sexy, way sexier than any other boards in this price range.

    Unfortunately it get very hot very fast and the build quality is MEH so so. Friend have told me this board is "All looks" and I see what they meant. I'll admit in the end it blew because of one loose screw (my fault, didnt notice it while working on another part of the chassis) but that **** lit up so fast it not only fried itself the second i turned it on. it fried my CPU as well. DEAD AND DEAD in one second. From one grounding screw being loose.

    Also when it did work the features didn't all work (fan ports and such) and like I said those sexy heat sink got super hot under light loads.

    So take it or leave it I know some of you have had great luck with this board. Myself, I'm getting me an asus sabertooth ;P

    kylejacks4
    • 22 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build Rainbow Road

    Pretty solid motherboard. It looks great and works well. The issue I have with this is that the boot time is delayed by about 20 or 30 seconds because of random boot codes at the bottom left during start-up. Also, the temperature readings for the CPU temp is always dropping to about 4 degrees centigrade when the processor temp is under 40. I'm not 100% positive that this is the motherboard or the AM3+ chipset, or the CPU.

    DJHeroMasta
    • 21 points
    • 44 months ago

    This is a budget board. The black/white theme is nice and all but when it comes to overclocking don't expect much. Also, the 970 chipset on this board gets EXTREMELY hot. I'm talking 95C+, once it hits over 110C the system throttles down, so DON'T overclock with this board. Other than that, USB 3.1 is Really Fast!

    minicripto
    • 17 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build First Build!!

    -------Motherboard------- I was told by a lot of people not to get MSI because of the problems that they had with them in the past, for example my friend told me that his gave out after about a week. Even with all of the negativity pointed towards MSI I decided to go with it anyway and I don't regret it. It works great for what I need and was easy to install/setup.

    derickz
    • 16 points
    • 53 months ago

    from completed build Brothers First Gaming Machine

    Great motherboard to work with. Wish it had another fan header or 2 but for the money and features can't be beat. Will update after overclocking attempt.

    DJHeroMasta
    • 15 points
    • 39 months ago

    This is a budget board. The black/white theme is nice and all but when it comes to overclocking don't expect much. Also, the 970 chipset on this board gets REALLY hot. I'm talking 95C+, once it hits over 110C the system throttles down, so DON'T overclock with this board. Other than that, USB 3.1 is Really Fast!

    Glistening
    • 14 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Monokuma :]

    A great motherboard with a simple BIOS. It was easy to overclock with and had all the features I needed for a great price. Matched my build also ;)

    cosmicEXmachina
    • 13 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build First Gaming Build

    It's a budget board. It fits my color scheme and it does what I need it to do. 4 RAM slots and 2 gpus.

    adidas773851
    • 12 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build White Witch

    This goes with my black and white build and has lots of features. It has support for 3.0 USB front ports on my case also. I would have liked more fan hookups though.

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