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GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert A.
  • 1/24/2015 8:18:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUnforseen Problem?

Pros: Great features in a small package, and great reliability.

Cons: See below.

Other Thoughts: The motherboard being a micro ATX creates problems because the PCI 1x and the PCI 16x are so close together that my gigantic 970 video card that sucks so much power is bleeding EMI (Electro magnetic Interference) into my sound blaster sound card due to the fact there is only about 3 cm separation. My friends complain they hear noise distortion and static. Because of this, I'm ironically probably going to be using the on board sound for the Mic alone. Sigh.

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  • Carl J.
  • 1/23/2015 9:48:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: This board has more capability than I am using it for. The audio is simply amazing, and it performs rock solid.

Cons: Instructions could be better for someone who is not a pro at hot motherboards. Also the splash screen rolls by way to fast to go to BIOS if you're not on your game. An extra half second would make a workd of difference.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this particular board because it was one of the few that allowed me to run Crossfire in a 4 slot case. Most other boards require the 5th expansion slot, which I don't have.

This is my 3rd Gigabyte board in recent history, and I have become a big Gigabyte fan.

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  • John P.
  • 1/21/2015 10:37:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything you need

Pros: Great little card, everything you need to have a really good looking machine. There are red accent lights underneath the side of the board where the sata connections are. Plenty of fan connections. Great BIOS with a lot of options.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: mATX is great for gaming, don't think you need a full sized board to get the most out of your system. Less is sometimes more.

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  • Scott C.
  • 1/11/2015 6:45:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGA-Z97MX Gaming 5

Pros: This motherboard worked out of the box (as it should) and meets all of my needs. I have not overclocked yet but it handled the 16GB of memory just fine as well as the I5-4690k with no problem. The options/features are very nice.

Not a Gigabyte issue per se, but Newegg should be very proud of itself for these rebates. I can place an order in less than 3 minutes but they want you to spend 5 minutes for a $10 rebate (I had 3 or 4) and then clip serial number AND other ID information and MAIL it in. Then if you did it correctly, in 8-10 weeks you might get the rebate. Awesome, I will be sure to buy MORE!

Cons: None - it works as described and fit with no issues.

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  • Yue F.
  • 1/5/2015 3:46:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest mATX board

Pros: This board may be 10 bucks expensive than ASUS similiar product, but it beat the s~!@ out of ASUckS garbage. It has all features I need, no scram feature, good looking. Easily over clocked i5-4690K to over 5Ghz.

Cons: none

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  • Ryan T.
  • 12/14/2014 2:24:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf you've used one gigabyte, you've used them all

Pros: Very sleek motherboard, easy to navigate bios, sturdy construction.
The XMP setting were as easy as a few clicks and was able to get my 2x4 8GB trident x memory up to its rated 2400MHz.
On top of that, using this board i have my G3258 overclocked to 4.1GHz easy, air cooled it sits at an idle 41C, maxes under prime 95 at 58C, on AIR. Not bad, gigabyte, you've got some good circuits running through this board. The sound amp onboard is a solid choice, but i rarely use it. I'm not much of an audiophile.

Cons: I have run into only one hiccup, and that is the drivers are a pain to install. BUT, that's true for almost all motherboards, so no eggs taken off.
The heatsyncs on the chipset seem a little wobbly, but they're not supposed to be messed with and dissipate heat adequately, no eggs taken off.
I would have preferred they include a wifi chip o nthis board as with the mITX version, but i know there's only so much you can cram into one masterpiece, no eggs taken off.

Other Thoughts: This is a solid choice for any gamer building a semi-compact system. I have mine in a Xigmatek Aquila mATX case, a Pentium G3258, 8 gigs of Trident X 2400MHz memory, with an 840EVO 120GB SSD and 1TB Seagate HDD. Air colled using a Xigmatek Dark Night 120mm air cooler, and a 550W Corsair modular power supply. also the Asus Strix 750 Ti GPU. With this board at its heart, i'm happy to have an extremely reliable mobile LAN party rig, and i wouldn't consider any other brand in this price range to build a mATX system.

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  • Sergey K.
  • 12/10/2014 8:28:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: - Optical sound output
- Cheaper than the full size version

Cons: After installation does not power on, completely dead.
Quite disappointing to get a faulty product and spend time and money replacing it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116943 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Steven S.
  • 11/30/2014 4:05:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFinal thoughts

Pros: Cheap, feature packed, and from a well respected brand.

Cons: Odd initial bios support for PCIE M.2 devices.

Other Thoughts: Let's get real about modern motherboards for a moment. The vast majority of areas where a motherboard could shine are now integrated into the CPU. Memory controller, pcie, and even some voltage. So most motherboards are going to perform the same when at stock speeds, outside of turbo tweaks by the vendor. So you're paying for feature support, power delivery quality, and brand name.

This product delivers, but it took a while for the BIOS to mature. The sound and networking solutions are top notch, though killer vs intel and realtek vs creative is a matter of personal choice (and often hatred of certain driver suites), all the needed z97 features are there and Pentium AE/Devils Canyon support is here as well.

This is a gaming board, and ships with a full gaming package. ASUS ROG might be the "best of the best", but unless you are doing liquid nitrogen suicide runs Gigabyte G1 and MSI Gaming deliver the same quality for less. This is the cheapest of the gaming MATX options from all three brands, and works just fine up through custom liquid cooling (how I run it).

That all said there was some finicky BIOS support at first when dealing with PCIE M2 SSDs and some CPU/memory configurations. This has been resolved.

The current fad might be mini-itx but matx has multi GPU over it. If you're looking for top end matx gaming and do not intend on doing LN2 the MSI and this Gigabyte are a better buy than the ASUS ROG. If you don't need wireless this is a better buy than the MSI.

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  • STEVE U.
  • 11/30/2014 1:52:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid with minor issues

Pros: Nice layout for the board, lots of features. Great bang for the buck. Fantastic audio, worked perfectly with Debian and Win 8.1

Cons: The Killer NIC would lose WAN network connection, by changing the driver to an Atheros driver it works perfectly.

Wish you would've just used an Intel NIC.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/16/2014 9:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: Looked pretty. I found the bios and raid setup very easy. connections seem to be good quality.

Cons: Found the extra couple of mm caused installation problems. the location of the reset/power/speaker and led pins is a pain because it was under the drive bay. the Sata connectors again was under the drive bay.
It ran while the operating system was being installed and did not start after that. tested the CPU, power supply, memory and found the board died. Tried to get warranty but gave up on arguing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116066 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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