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MSI - Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.6 Average / 11 Ratings )




Part #

Z170M Mortar


Black / Silver

Form Factor

Micro ATX

CPU Socket



Intel Z170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000 / 3400

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


SATA Express


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


FittUwe 9 points 33 months ago
from completed build My summer project

I saw this mobo on a 'weekly sales' list, and I immediately fell in love with it. I've never had an MSI product before, but I didn't hear any specific bad about it either. So there wasn't too much to think about. The BIOS menu is heaven compared to those old, blue 8-bit designed dull ones. Everything's easy to find, easy to handle. And the software support is just awesome. I remember I had to deal with every single driver, bios update repeatedly. Hate it. Now it's just one click, and everything's taken care of. Including the bios update. I'm sorry, I'm just sold.

jubpark 22 points 32 months ago
from completed build JIMBO

Has enough I/O ports to satisfy 90% of users. No USB-C port, which might be a turnoff for some. I might probably want it in the future, but for now it's good.

NipsiumOxide 9 points 31 months ago
from completed build Virtus

A fair priced Z mobo which has almost everything I need. Only downside is that there is only one JUSB1 port so i had to use it for the AIO and not for the front USB 2.0 ports.

JayFragz 9 points 31 months ago
from completed build Black Eye

Cheap, z170 platform, stable, and has a good feature set. I do have a problem with a red LED just over the first PCIe slot(which I know isn't just for aesthetics for the specific LED in question). Also the separated audio PCB LED doesn't work. Still a great board though.

tylerlachurch 2 points 28 months ago
from completed build Alienware Alpha R2 Replacement

ezpz to use and setup everything

pcpowerup 116 points 27 months ago
from completed build mATX Lunar Powerhouse

Good run of the mill Z170 board. Lacks m.2 port for SSD's which was a little bit of a bummer. 6 USB ports is a plus though. The ambient red LED's can also be turned off if your build isn't red. Pretty much the only color neutral mATX motherboard, just wish it was about $20 cheaper regular price.

benmdunham 2 points 24 months ago
from completed build Ophelia

Fantastic for my needs. Only issue I had was that it only has three fan headers, but oh well.

Update: Definitely should've gone with another board, I'd love to add an m.2 ssd to my build but unfortunately this board doesn't have the proper support. But alas that is my fault for not researching thoroughly enough.

SaintSkye 7 points 22 months ago
from completed build "The White Tower" My First Build

Great Motherboard especially for the price. NOT immediately compatible with 7th gen intel cpu's, will require BIOS update.

JayFragz 10 points 18 months ago
from completed build Black Eye V1.5

Cheap, z170 platform, stable, and has a good feature set. Better than the train wreck that was Asrock's AMD software. It also can hold very nice OCs without the VRMS getting too toasty.

liamnotneeson 1 point 18 months ago
from completed build Baby Blue Moon

Great motherboard and everything, but the fact that it doesn't come with WiFi capability is completely underplayed and resulted in me paying another $17 bucks for a WiFi card. I would probably recommend a different mobo unless you are only going to be using ethernet- the WiFi card market kinda sucks and not many new ones are being made anymore