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MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

( 4.2 Average / 42 Ratings )




Part #


Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z97

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2000 / 2133 / 2200 / 2400 / 2600 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000

Max Memory


RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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from completed build The Gainer

Either I am very noobish or my motherboard doesnt want me to put in my own voltage settings for overclocking, that is why i give 3 stars.

Impressive Z97 board for $40. It is truly great at overclocking my Pentium G3258.

Great and easy to use BIOS. It also supports Broadwell chips for the future.

from completed build Budget Processing Powerhouse

Pretty nice. BIOS has some very cool options. Haven't used OC Gene or anything yet. Only the fan speed controls. Took some advice I'd read online and didn't install anything from the CD they gave me. I forget where I got it, now, but I found a download from Intel which just searched for and installed almost all the necessary drivers for me.

From what I've seen, this is a more basic mobo, but it should suit my needs just fine.

I did purposefully get a mobo with the Z97 chipset because I've heard it allows the CPU to run around with a few extra features. Also really wanted to have a RAID option, which this has.

from completed build Grandma's Little Red Rooster

First MSI board. Looks good at first glance. Will do crossfire.

I selected this motherboard because this was the best bang for my buck at the time. It offered overclocking capabilities, it had good ratings, and it was blue. It does not have SLI capabilities but that's okay with me. I didn't want to touch the realm for SLI nor was SLI in my budget. I also got this motherboard at MicroCenter for $80 so I could not pass that deal up. The BIOS is very easy to maneuver around. There are a bunch of drivers and utility programs that come with it that I never use, so I sort of consider it bloatware but, meh. It's not affecting performance.