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MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)
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Just game

MSI gaming motherboards are designed with your skills in mind. See your enemies quicker, hear them better, respond faster, score more, and be on top of your game with MSI gaming motherboards. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The MSI gaming motherboard Z87-GD65 is based on the new Intel’s Z87 Chipset and is compatible with Intel LGA-1150 Haswell processor. Intel's Z87 Chipset offers native support for USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s and support for Quad-Read speed SPI Devices. The platform would consume lower TDP, Idle and S3 power inside a smaller package (22x23mm FCBGA). Manageability and security is significantly enhanced with next gen Intel vPro and Intel identity-protection technology. Improvements to Intel’s already implemented RST (Rapid Storage Technology and optimization's to the SSD performance have also been carried out.

  • Top-quality audio solution with AUDIO BOOST and Sound Blaster Cinema
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200
  • Boosting performance thanks to OC Genie 4
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Military Class 4 components
  • Gaming device port


Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum-shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! Audio Boost enables the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games. Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability. The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio-level integrated 600Ω headphone amplifier
  • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI-shielded audio codec
  • High-quality audio capacitors
  • Illuminated audio PCB separation

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum-shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.

The MSI gaming motherboard Z87-GD65 offers the revolutionary OC Genie 4 button with GAMING mode. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard and use the game switch and the system's game performance will be boosted.

MSI gaming motherboard features one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA SLI or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end motherboard design and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Susan M.
  • 10/4/2014 1:18:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: -This combined with Windows 8.1, caused massive memory issues that required registry editing to resolve, also the drivers included were worthless, especially the Killer Network drivers.

-LEDs don't match the board. Why?

Other Thoughts: Once issues were resolved, it worked. I wouldn't buy it again though.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. Ensure you have all update drivers for the motherboard and video card for best result. Please kindly refer to our MSI website at .
4. If you need further assistant, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Joshua S.
  • 8/31/2014 6:18:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Complaints

Pros: nice fit into the my Obsidian 550 case. After 9 months, no problems at all.

Cons: Wasn't free?

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  • 8/23/2014 11:07:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Choice for newbies

Pros: Works. Lots of growth. Futureproof. Price.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Lawrence P.
  • 8/20/2014 5:45:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1 Pro Build

Pros: Lot's of SATA ports, No issues with the layout of the board. This is my first MSI build. Very stable, easy setup. The BIOS displays codes as it goes through its device initialization in the boot process. Much more user friendly than the beeps. I have used ASUS and Gigabyte boards in the past. This has been the easiest build yet. Highly recommend this board.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: MB: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
CPU: Intel i7 4770K 3.5GHz
VGA: MSI Gaming N760 2GB
MEM: HyperX Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
DVD: 2 x ASUS Model DRW-24F1ST
SSD: PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC480GCDA-RB 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HDD: 2 x Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Case: ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR
PSU: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD

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  • angelo f.
  • 7/25/2014 9:14:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet

Pros: building a new computer

Cons: shipping was fast and easy

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  • 6/15/2014 8:58:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems

Pros: Well, I have absolutely no problems with it.
It supports everything I have and could support more.
I love it.

Cons: None.

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  • Gregory J.
  • 6/13/2014 7:54:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board, but needs some updating

Pros: Great board. We have several that have never caused us any issues.

Cons: The recent releases have had an old BIOS V1.8 instead of V1.9, This causes the system to not want to reboot or shutdown when requested by Windows. Spent many hours on tech support with MSI until finally they suggested reflashing the BIOS. That solved the issue. Sad that they would release a board with a bad BIOS on it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/6/2014 5:12:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: Wow this is simply amazing, everything works so much faster than my old one. No problems at all except a few...

Cons: Some drivers were not working well so had to fix them myself.

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  • Jaden O.
  • 6/5/2014 5:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely Loving It

Pros: It has been able to handle everything I throw at it. I am currently running it with an i7-4770k and 8 gb of Corsair RAM. First of all, the design is awesome and fits my build to a T. The dragon heatsinks are so cool, at first, I didn't know the top and left heatsinks were dragon shaped, but they are! A very pleasant surprise! One thing that stands out is the onboard audio, this is just amazing. The amp powers any headset I want to use, even audiophile level. The multi-BIOS is also among my favorite features, next to the power, reset, and OC Genie buttons. The OC Genie comes with some bad though, but I'll explain that later. The debug LEDs are also quite nice to have for both an external test build and internal use. Finally, the USB 3.0 ports are very nice and give it that level of new tech that is quite necessary, if only I had devices that support USB 3.0!

Cons: The BIOS indicator LED. It's either blue and (I THINK) green depending on which BIOS you have enabled, and doesn't fit with my build, but this is nowhere near knocking off an egg. The only other con is the OC Genie, while I was excited to see how it handled my i7, it gave me and unstable OC, and resulted in a couple bluescreens during testing. This was disappointing, but it could just as easily be my processor itself, and not the OC Genie system, again, not even close to worth an egg off.

Other Thoughts: I am nowhere near disappointed in this motherboard. I am loving it's design and every other feature of it. I highly recommend this, however, I do know there is a new Z97 version out that could beat it.

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  • Brian A.
  • 5/29/2014 7:05:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard broke on dry run

Pros: None

Cons: Motherboard began smoking on dry run with just the PSU, graphics card cpu and memory plugged in. Right below the dragon symbol in between it and the board a small flame came up. I do not suggest anyone purchase this board and am just hopeful it did not destroy any of my other components.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email:

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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