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MSI Z68MA-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel Z68
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 1066 / 1333 / 1600* / 1866* / 2133*(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tadeh K.
  • 7/21/2012 9:12:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fair price and easy BIOS

Cons: Owned it for about 6 months and it died, no power to USB or PCI slots
I disabled over clocking but once a month the mother board would try to over clock…
I made sure I saved the BIOS to no over clocking but it didn’t matter
I had a $25 rebate so I had to cut the UPC bars and send it to MSi, but because of that they don’t honor the warranty so for $114 I got 6 months

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Todd,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with our product.
Your motherboard is under a 3-year limited manufacturer warranty.

Please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA with the following information.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or underneath the motherboard, eg 601-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section (as detailed as possible)

Once your information and warranty coverage are verified then we can proceed with this RMA for you.
Our turn-around time is typically about one week and our system will notify you automatically at every stage of your RMA process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Michael Z.
  • 5/30/2012 4:54:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBought for overclocking and I can't overclock?

Pros: Great mobo for the price, just not what was expected since all the hype about Z68 boards.

Cons: - Overclocking fails? see below

Other Thoughts: Anytime I set a voltage to overclock my i5 it'll set it to 1-2 volts above that. For example if I set my voltage to gpu to 1.32 I'll get 1.36.

It auto sets voltage even if you set it to stock.

Yes I know what I'm doing I overclock CPUs daily, this Mobo just refuses to listen. Seeing as I only bought this to O.C my i5, it gets 1egg.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular MB. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us at 1-626-271-1004 Press 1 your MB's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIZ68MA-G45". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Michael F.
  • 5/28/2012 3:08:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDid not post

Pros: None

Cons: I would turn the machine on and get 4 beeps and the machine would restart. I could not get the motherboard to post. Very disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular MB. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us at 1-626-271-1004 Press 1 your MB's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIZ68MA-G45". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Anthony G.
  • 4/30/2012 8:50:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI Z68MA-G45 (B3)

Pros: Supports SLI
Nice little mATX board
Has a UEFI (a little buggy feeling)
Good board for getting in to the 1155 socket at a reasonable price
Seems to be pretty stable so far, no major issues

Cons: Overclocking on this thing is a pain, I think there's something wrong with the voltage regulators

Other Thoughts: Will be replacing this with a high end ASUS board soon. Only got this because it was part of a combo with an i7 2600k and a 60GB SSD.

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  • Juan O.
  • 4/22/2012 12:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt is a motherboard.

Pros: Features are good. No big issues with Bios.

Cons: Mouse in bios does not work right and the PCIx at the bottom does not help if trying to build a small Pc.

Other Thoughts: Works fine. I kinda trying out MSI... see where it goes.

Build:
120gb Adata SSD (2)
580 EVGA 3GB
750 Corsair PSU
Lain Li Snail Case
Gskill 16GB

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  • LeMoyne R.
  • 4/3/2012 12:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: none it didn't work

Cons: it didnt work. Like Dave after 4 sec unit would power off and power it self back on and not show anything on the screen.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular MB. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com your MB's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHZ68MA-G45". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Eric G.
  • 3/16/2012 5:51:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard!

Pros: La carte maîtresse fait son traval. Je l'ai depuis une semaine. Le refroidissement passif est excellent dans mon boitier, avec un refroidisseur à l'eau ,je n'ai que le bruit du refroidisseur qui crépite quand je mets l'oreil sur le boitier. Je penses que les mauvais commentaires sont sur des cartes maitresses qui ne fonctionnent pas bien mais la garantie tient la route. Pour ceux qui changent de AMD à Intel c'est un investissement pour le tout.

Le ssd est la différence qui fait tout. J'ai plus de musique dérangeante des refroidisseurs. J'ai 2 gtx460 msi qui ne font aucuns bruits et tout fonctionne dans l'armonie pour le plaisir du jeux.

Cons: Pour le moment, rien à redire..

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  • Alan A.
  • 3/15/2012 9:03:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmilitary grade caps; rebait is PIA

Pros: nice looking, military grade caps, usb 2 and 3, SATA 3 and 6,

Cons: rebate is a PIA, i got mine ($23) but you have to dot your i(s) and cross your t(s). just reduce the price for the sale instead please MSI.

Other Thoughts: i have owned it a few months but i have not used it that much. i love the board, neat bios, price with rebate is good if board will last. i am scared to OC it after reading reviews. no vid card and it plays age of empire3 just fine. after reading the reviews i like that MSI has someone offering help here after the bad reviews. as of right now i would buy again,
i3 cpu
pc cooling 750w power supply
WD raptor hd
16 gb memory

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/15/2012 5:36:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this board

Pros: Build went easy and ran well for 45 days.

Cons: I am having the same crash issues as others in this review. I am on my second RMA. This is not worth your time or money.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,
“Please contact MSI customer service representative Jane at janegao@msi.com, or call Jane at 626-913-0828 ext 221 with your case details. Thank you.”
Best Regards,
Customer Service Team

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  • Charles C.
  • 3/12/2012 6:39:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort Life Span

Pros: After installing all my components the system came up as expected. It ran flawlessly for about 4 days.

Cons: The system ran for about 4 days and I decided to add an additional 16GB of Ram to bring the total to 32GB. After installing the new Ram the system powered on but with no video. It than began to power on and immediately power off. It eventually would not power on at all. I checked the power supply and it was ok.

Other Thoughts: There seems to be a common negative thread based on what other people have already written. I would not recommend this product. I am a very dissatified customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular MB. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com your MB's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHZ68MA-G45". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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