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MSI - Z97A GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

( 3.5 Average / 4 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Red

Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z97

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2000 / 2133 / 2200 / 2400 / 2600 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000 / 3100 / 3200 / 3300

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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TwoScoopsOfPig 29 points 45 months ago

I love this motherboard. Everything about it is just A+. And although this is secondary; the overall look of it... it's just eye-melting. I was looking at it in the box days before I even started building with it. But as for features, I wanted a lot of USB ports because I was sick of only having 1 USB 3.0 port on my laptop. With 2 USB 2.0, 6 USB 3.0, AND 2 USB 3.1 ports, this thing will surely have enough for whatever devices I ever need to plug in all together. Another selling point for this is the fantastic onboard audio. I wasn't interested in getting a sound card... so this was great. Every review I read said that it was very good, and I do agree now that I have it. Everything sounds crisp and clear, especially using my Razer Leviathan soundbar (I'm a slight Razer fanboy but I do understand that they have their faults, overpriced products being one of them.) But I digress. Overclocking is good, I haven't done much but it seems to be very stable, and the BIOS is pretty easy to navigate and has a lot of cool features like Board Explorer and an easy to use fan speed controller. Unfortunately I'm not able to adjust my front CPU fans through the BIOS as they are plugged into the splitter on the NZXT Kraken. This just means I have to use the CAM software to do it. One thing that I really liked, though - the IO shield is padded and has absolutely no sharp edges. It was a breeze to put in; like installing a little pillow into the case. And it is colored black on both sides to match the case as well. A+, 5 stars, 8/8 gr8.

turtle328 16 points 45 months ago
from completed build My First Gaming Build ($1500)

Originally was going to get a Gaming 6 but my dad didn't mind paying an extra $50 for the extra featuresr this Mobo came with compared with the 6. Personally, it didn't matter too much to me. I'm really satisfied with it.

Wolfguy423 7 points 35 months ago
from completed build the Devils Playground!

Great mobo, has A lot of upgrade potential! Has 6 Sata 6gb/s ports! potential for a threeway sli setup!