( 4.8 Average / 4 Ratings )
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An awesome motherboard! I haven't run into any problems yet. I probably would have gone with a cheaper option, but since I got it for free I'm psyched! It looks really good in my build and has RGB lights that I can control using the MSI RGB fusion software. The software itself isn't the best but it gets the job done.
I managed to snag this on rebate from Newegg, and it's an excellent board. The built-in wifi means that I don't have to purchase a separate wifi card or try to run an ethernet cable back to my room, and it has a fairly solid connection for wifi. Two M.2 slots are also quite nice (I only use one currently, but it's nice to have room for expansion), and plenty of USB 3.0 ports on the back plus two USB 3.1 ports (one Type-A, one Type-C) are very appreciated. I don't make use of the RGB headers, but if you're into that, it's got plenty of them. Overall, very good for being one of the cheaper Z370 chipset boards.
A very pretty looking board and one of the cheaper models for the "Z370" class. It comes with many functional ports for cards and drives to connect to.
This board gave me no problems when installing and running. Even using the BIOS was a breeze despite it being my first time building a computer. Management of RAM XPM profiles and installing windows provided no trouble. Would recommend for most builds.
However a problem I have found with this is that there is an audio issue, when speakers/headphones are plugged in there is an audible hissing and crackling a very low volumes constantly. This is not fixed by updating drivers for me. When listening to music or playing games this noise is overshadowed by the application and so is not heard (and therefore is not a HUGE problem for me), but something to consider. Perhaps if using a dedicated sound card this may go away.
Very surprized by this board. I wasnt expecting it to be as sturdy, and have the overclocking capabilities that it does. Its basically a Aorus Gaming 5 with 1 less Nvme slot and little slower ram speeds. There is a slight whinning noise in the headphones while gaming during load screens but once in the game its not distinguishable. I love the board, all the benifits of the Gaming 5 but saves a little money and so much better then the Gaming 3.