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Motherboard

MSI H170A Gaming Pro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(4 Ratings, 4.2 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

H170A Gaming Pro

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel H170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

DDR4-2133

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

2

PCI Slots

3

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

SATA Express

1

M.2 Slots

0

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

    tbhpcbuilder
    • 27 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build The Best $1,300 Build

    This motherboard is a bit overkill for this “budget” build but I wanted the build to look as nice as I could. Before anything though, let me just say that I absolutely hate the mainstream red and black in the PC building community. I’m out of luck though because the components I want all align best with this color scheme. It’s nice and simple but I sort of wanted to stand out. Not this time around I guess…Oh yeah and about the motherboard itself, MSI is a great brand with excellent quality control and software support. Has everything I need and a gamer would want.

    TheAcornBender
    • 14 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build First Gaming Build

    Great price for a motherboard with most things needed for gaming for non overclockers. Only real issue I have is that it only has one onboard usb 2.0 header so you can only have one of the front usb headers or wifi card installed so the front usb 2.0 ports on my case don't work. Also the Lan doesnt work at all without installing drivers. So if you don't have an disc drive, you have to load the drivers onto a usb stick from msi's website and then use the usb to get Lan working

    komiru
    • 10 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build First PC Build :)

    So far a great board. No problems.

    I only have a stock fan but I have read reviews where the aftermarket coolers sometimes cover up a ram slot so I would look into that if you plan on purchasing this board. I could see it potentially happening.

    hitstun
    • 6 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Red Cyclone

    I don't need to overclock, so having an H170A motherboard isn't aproblem for me. It's a bummer that the RAM's clock speed is limited to 2133MHz. 2400MHz RAM was cheaper so I got that anyway. The motherboard's frontside audio connector is on the bottom corner completely opposite where the ports are on the case, so there's a wire running awkwardly across the bottom of the motherboard to connect it.

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