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MSI - Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.5 Average / 19 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Silver

Form Factor


CPU Socket



Intel Z170

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

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

Maximum Supported Memory

64 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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ParanoiaComplex 8 points 36 months ago

A good enough motherboard for me. This was the toughest choice of the build, but I decided to leave myself open to the possibility of getting a second 980ti in the future. I've had no problems at all with it and I haven't been left wishing I had any other features.

tja4430 15 points 36 months ago
from completed build Old case, new tricks

Good looking board. I didn't need something flashy looking with a bunch of LEDs, and this matte black finish looks amazing. Unfortunately, I did have to RMA my brand new board. The refurbished one does its job so far.

convertedconsolegamer_92 20 points 34 months ago
from completed build SKYLAKE 6600K GTX 960 4GB

This is an amazing budget Z170 board. It lacks the bells and gimmicks like gaming LAN and bundled software that I find useless, but it overclocks RAM and CPU like a champ. Read the reviews on this if you don't believe me. This thing is a steal especially if you catch it on sale. If you need a ton of USB ports I would avoid, other than that save some dough and put it towards other parts.

Robodo 17 points 32 months ago
from completed build Simply Black

Really sturdy and simple MOBO. Perfect for an all black build!

Short_Circuit 34 points 32 months ago
from completed build Pegasus

Nothing flashy here, I just wanted something without any red LEDs or accents - which is a lot harder to find than one would think. It helps the blue features stand out really nicely, and there is plenty of space for a second card. The bios looks nice - I will update this section when I have a stable OC and have had more time to poke around it.

deashunboi 96 points 31 months ago
from completed build Project: Azure

Sadly in the 1151 series motherboards, there aren't any black and blue ones which suit my taste. So i opted for this however I now dislike this as it lacks usb ports at the back now that type c is the new thing. 4 usb ports aint very handy

John1889 15 points 31 months ago
from completed build My new PC

only 4 usb ports on the rear panel (+1 usb type-c); only 4 sata cables included

Dandolf 9 points 30 months ago
from completed build Alpha June Rig

Pretty cheap for a Z170A motherboard, has everything you will ever need when building a gaming rig. Color neutral (all black), so you could have fun pimping your rig however you like it without worrying it would ruin your preferred ambient color. Downside is there are only 2 full PCI e slot, so no 3 way SLI or crossfire possible. Well I never like the idea of SLI or crossfire, so it doesn't bother me in any way.

Vdimolfetta 8 points 30 months ago

A sleek looking blacked out mother board. Plenty of room for expansion but I haven't found reason to completely fill the RAM and PCI slots other than to showboat, which I cannot currently afford. Works perfectly, everything fit as intended.

Sir-Rawcha 94 points 29 months ago
from completed build Ebony & Ivory (First PC Build)

fantastic motherboard for the price and a nice matte black finish. Has a great layout and all the features you expect. Also has a great and easy to understand bios, i just wish it supported sata m.2 and had built in wifi.