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Motherboard

MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

(60 Ratings, 4.3 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z97 PC MATE

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1150

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

Intel Z97

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2000
  • DDR3-2133
  • DDR3-2200
  • DDR3-2400
  • DDR3-2600
  • DDR3-2666
  • DDR3-2800
  • DDR3-3000

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

2

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

0

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

    wgehring
    • 19 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Virgil

    I got everything I wanted for what (at the time) was an excellent price. It has remained stable and inconspicuous since installation, so I'm happy.

    sPACerANGErtOm
    • 19 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Grandma's Gaming Cube

    First MSI board. Looks good at first glance. Will do crossfire. EDIT After a year have had no problems. Even bought another MSI MB.

    dasangrypanda
    • 17 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build Home PLEX Server

    A solid MoBo with an abundance of SATA connectors and a decent UEFI. Color scheme is not great... No really specific gripes with this board other than MSI makes better and I'm giving this three stars in comparison to their Gaming series boards.

    neilbe4me
    • 14 points
    • 46 months ago

    I selected this motherboard because this was the best bang for my buck at the time. It offered overclocking capabilities, it had good ratings, and it was blue. It does not have SLI capabilities but that's okay with me. I didn't want to touch the realm for SLI nor was SLI in my budget. I also got this motherboard at MicroCenter for $80 so I could not pass that deal up. The BIOS is very easy to maneuver around. There are a bunch of drivers and utility programs that come with it that I never use, so I sort of consider it bloatware but, meh. It's not affecting performance.

    l1ght3d
    • 12 points
    • 52 months ago

    Impressive Z97 board for $40. It is truly great at overclocking my Pentium G3258.

    rawlingsheart
    • 12 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build Black Friday 2015 Build

    MOBO - Solid price for a solid board. Good for oc also. Was easy to navigate around the BIOS too. The only negative for this board for me was that it didn't support SLI, even though that wasn't really in my budget. it does support crossfire though for all you amd fans

    moneal2001
    • 12 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Blue and White

    Nice board. UEFI BIOS is great, easy overclock settings.

    FlamingNinja3039
    • 12 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build My Budget PC

    Pretty looking and has 4 ram slots and a steal for a atx board with all these features. msi fast boot is useful too.

    N4m3L3SS
    • 11 points
    • 53 months ago

    from completed build The Gainer

    Either I am very noobish or my motherboard doesnt want me to put in my own voltage settings for overclocking, that is why i give 3 stars.

    darkscrap
    • 11 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Budget Processing Powerhouse

    Pretty nice. BIOS has some very cool options. Haven't used OC Gene or anything yet. Only the fan speed controls. Took some advice I'd read online and didn't install anything from the CD they gave me. I forget where I got it, now, but I found a download from Intel which just searched for and installed almost all the necessary drivers for me.

    From what I've seen, this is a more basic mobo, but it should suit my needs just fine.

    I did purposefully get a mobo with the Z97 chipset because I've heard it allows the CPU to run around with a few extra features. Also really wanted to have a RAID option, which this has.

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