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MSI - 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 4.6 Average / 89 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Red

Form Factor


CPU Socket



AMD 970

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video


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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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


LechnerFlo 32 points 45 months ago

If you want a Mainboard with much features on a low price, this is the right choice for you. But if you want to do a hard overclock, this is not the best choice, because the voltage drops too often and too much. If you want to do a hard, or even a light overclock you should choose the ASUS Sabertooth 990X.

revolverlover 12 points 44 months ago
from completed build The Budget AMD

Good features, not so hot on the overclocking, but great for an average builder.

dsargent7 18 points 44 months ago
from completed build Blue Viper Rides Again

Looks sick. Logically built. Love it.

RobertBel98 19 points 44 months ago
from completed build Client Build: Operation Blackbird

The MSI 970 was chosen for its value, however, the layout was jarring, and it was a pain to connect the front I/O cables. Although, the placement and surplus of fan headers was a pleasant surprise.

iks1012 6 points 44 months ago
from completed build My first PC

Great MOBO, has great color co'ordination with my PC. Very easy bios set-up and initial set-up. Has enough space for SLI and it looks hot.

warrenlantz 16 points 43 months ago
from completed build Project: Caspersen

Good $100 MOBO. 970 chipset is alright. Board gets HOT. But no problems handling overclocks.

Dazz 3 points 41 months ago

Great motherboard, bios is nice and simple to use. However too many drivers needed to be installed and one of those was just to get on the internet which I found a bit stressful.

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 16 points 40 months ago
from completed build Batpooter!!

Wasn't expecting a lot from this motherboard. Only $90 at purchase, but it has a ton of features, looks nice, and overclocks great.

Tadstar 13 points 39 months ago
from completed build My first build

Great motherboard, it has loads of nice features but the cpu power connector is in a stupid position ,the audio is not as good as msi makes it out to be, I have been having problems with speedfan on this motherboard and this board is rubbish for overclocking.

I paid good money for this motherboard but it didn't perform.

cfwurster 10 points 39 months ago
from completed build My Good Enough Budget Build

Looks great and plenty of options.