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Motherboard

MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(12 Ratings, 3.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • Z170A KRAIT GAMING
  • 7984-006R

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / White

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

3

PCI Slots

1

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

SATA Express

1

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

No

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    FluttershysYAAY
    • 41 points
    • 48 months ago

    I like and hate this mobo.

    M.2 is in a nice spot to show it off, Lanes are spaced out well for good cooling in non-blower design cards. But there's where it ends for me.

    The Sata ports are facing UPWARDS which makes it VERY annoying to use with Multi-GPUs as the second card will be ontop of the ports. Even with right angels it puts too much pressure on them, and good luck trying to use non-right angels there. It's impossible. The entire right side is UNUSED, why not push the ports and make them face the right? I don't understand.

    PWM headers are also hard to reach with Multi-GPUs, and one of them is unusable with a 2nd card.

    Really glancing over minor details that add up.

    FriarNurgle
    • 40 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Don't Panic

    Nice board. Docked 2 stars due to poor design on the sata ports being straight and potentially conflicting with graphic cards.

    mattyoung50
    • 27 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build My Crysis 3 Killer

    This is a great mobo for the price. Has an m.2 slot, sli/crossfire support, sata express and it really matched my theme. All the bells and whistles. Really couldn't find a cheaper mobo for that had all the features this one has.

    leo1346
    • 24 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Starfighter Hangar

    Black and white pcb match with my h440 case, the feature is just average compared to other brand. The downside is the placement of Sata ports are facing UPWARDS the problem is it will get in the way if you use multi-gpu as the second card will be blocking the ports. Even with angeled sata cable, the cable will facing to the left that makes it inconvenient to use. In my case I use sleeved sata cable and treat it like 24-pin cable, turns out well.

    Noky
    • 19 points
    • 7 months ago

    from completed build Black and white Skylake build

    Great board for the money, no complaints at all

    Dikaitng
    • 17 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Something Special

    Great aesthetic, fit in my build really well. Didn't have any problem. Great bios as well!

    GilParnon
    • 14 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Project: Evolution

    This motherboard looks great and overclocks well, the BIOS is incredibly easy to navigate and I love my motherboard. I do have a serious complaint about it, which knocks off a star; the motherboard failed to boot when I have the RAM in dual channel mode, I have to run the 2 sticks of RAM in single channel.

    XidaxObliterator
    • 11 points
    • 35 months ago

    The motherboard is just a motherboard... Nothing special here. The reason I give it four stars instead of five is because of a very hard to read fan header that is practically under one of the heatsinks. Nothing major though. I liked it because it matches my color scheme.

    nicktf2
    • 10 points
    • 35 months ago

    Really stupid Sata placements, looks pretty.

    grimbailey15
    • 9 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build my first build RE VAMPED

    amazing audio and everything. love this mother board.

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