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Motherboard

MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(17 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z270-A PRO

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Brown / Black

Chipset

Intel Z270

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200
  • DDR4-3600

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

4

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

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

    lolvera94
    • 14 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build Treat Yo Self 2017

    Great mobo for the price. Had 4 fan headers which is what I was looking for. They could be better located but besides that no complaints. BIOS is easy to work with and the guide included with the mobo made every thing easy.

    sinister_eagle
    • 11 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build First Desktop Ever

    Has enough FAN Headers, can run Crossfire. Not RGB enough. Got what I paid for.

    SquelchMuffins
    • 10 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build Silent But Deadly

    Nothing too special about this board, but it didn't give me any problems and everything installed easily and runs smoothly. Only reason I'm deducting a star is because one of the 7 or 8 available fan connectors doesn't seem to work.

    NINJA EDIT: This motherboard has no on-board wifi, which means your new PC will have no internet access even through the ethernet port until you download the required drivers from MSI's website on a separate computer onto a flash drive and install from there onto your new PC through Device Manager. It seems the existing drivers that come on the motherboard are broken and/or missing, but installing them from a flash drive is easy enough.

    itcheazus
    • 9 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build Skeletor (Update: 12/19/17)

    This board has served me well so far. I was looking at similar boards from Asus, but this one won out on price despite its odd brown hue.

    Other selling points were the ability to overclock, extra fan headers, m.2 and optane support and the fact that it isn't red.

    BIOS can be slightly confusing at first but it is intuitive enough. I was able to set up my memory, create fan profiles, etc., without much trouble.

    Overall I would recommend this one for the right price. I haven't had any issues with it at all.

    richcoop718
    • 7 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build More LEDs Please

    I wanted a cheap, future-proof MOBO and this is exactly it. Overclockable, crossfire ready, up to 64 gb of RAM.

    downtera420
    • 6 points
    • 25 months ago

    from completed build My first build

    Best Z270 MoBo for the price. Incredibly easy to use BIOS, immediately defaulted to OS boot once I inserted the Win10 USB. Not overclocked yet, but is incredibly easy from what I hear.

    Link4134
    • 6 points
    • 22 months ago

    Love the BIOS. With one click I had XMP going for my RAM. Very good board

    HandsomeAlex
    • 6 points
    • 11 months ago

    from completed build Royal Purple Racing

    Solid Mobo, easy to work with. everything works, and has a great, easy to use BIOS.

    justducky
    • 5 points
    • 31 months ago

    Solid motherboard for gaming. I'm not overclocking, and not worried about SLI, so this was a perfect mid-range choice for me.

    Pro:

    • Easy setup, installation of drivers, BIOS is user-friendly

    • Updating drivers is easy with MSI Live Update

    Con

    • Comes with so many MSI "utilities" that you don't know which to use. There were at least 3 different ways to overclock your CPU

    • The included Live Update tool tries to install Chrome, Google Toolbar, and Norton Security.

    • Updating BIOS through Live Update did not work. You have to flash the bios using a USB drive. That's not a problem, but the utility has a button to update the bios within Windows that did not work for me.

    • Ram is locked at 2133 Mhz by default, must be overclocked to reach full speed.

    kahilm
    • 5 points
    • 25 months ago

    Great value. Easily overclocked the i5-7600k to 4.5ghz @ 1.25 voltage. Haven't tried to push more, but I wouldn't expect it to be an issue. Recognized the DDR4-3000mhz RAM's XMP profile immediately. The light on the board that tells you if there's a problem when you boot up actually helped us detect a faulty monitor (VGA light lit up when first booting).

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