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MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 2667(OC)/ 2400(OC)
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MILITARY CLASS III COMPONENT DESIGN

MSI motherboard maintains a commitment to product stability and reliability with Military Class III components. These include:

  • DrMOS II: next-generation DrMOS with integrated Double Thermal Protection to maximize the lifespan of components.
  • Hi-C CAP: Tantalum core capacitors with high thermal stability and ultra-low ESR.
  • Super Ferrite Choke (SFC): 10% higher power efficiency, 30% higher current output than traditional choke design.
  • Solid CAP: non-volatile capacitor design with over 10 years lifespan under full load.
All Military Class III components have passed MIL-STD-810G certification, making MSI's Military Class III components synonymous with premium quality and ultimate stability.

 


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OC GENIE II - ONE SECOND OVERCLOCK

OC Genie II provides an instant performance boost, optimizing CPU, memory, integrated graphics, and storage device performance when enabled.

Benefits of OC Genie include:

  • Overclock in one second*
  • Up to 36% boost in 3D gaming performance*
  • Simple and easy–-No need for complex BIOS setting and extra equipment

*Some features may vary according to the CPU and MB configuration.

 


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CLICKBIOS II - GRAPHICAL UEFI INTERFACE

MSI's ClickBIOS II provides an intuitive user interface within the UEFI BIOS and Windows, providing the most convenient way for users to control hardware settings and monitor system performance.

Benefits of ClickBIOS II include:

  • Graphical User Interface with mouse and touchscreen support
  • Full system control (including overclocking, security, and system information/monitoring)
  • Fast system boot times with M-Flash BIOS update utility, and more

 


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PCI EXPRESS GEN 3

With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:

  • 2X bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

 


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VIRTUMVP-GAMING RESPONSE & PERFORMANCE

Lucid Virtu MVP boosts gaming responsiveness and performance by intelligently reducing redundant rendering tasks in the flow between the CPU, GPU and the display. Virtu MVP allows for usage of both integrated and discrete graphics on the same platform.

Benefits:

  • Boosts responsiveness to the game at any frame rate
  • Improves gaming frame rates
  • Increases Vsync frame rates
  • Sharpens visual quality without tearing
  • Works seamlessly with hundreds of game stations

 


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VIRTUMVP-GAMING RESPONSE & PERFORMANCE

THX is a trade mark of a high-end audio/visual reproduction standard for movies, home theaters, computer speakers and other audio devices. THX Certified Audio products are designed to let users experience movies & videos as if it was a live show. The true sound effect can make high definition content more powerful.

Features:

  • A high-fidelity sound reproduction standard
  • Accurately reproduce the fullest audio experience of movie, music and game soundtracks

 

 


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Warranty

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


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  • Scott S.
  • 12/1/2014 7:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs2 years later

Pros: Was a shining beacon for reasonable price mother boards.

Cons: After 2 years of faithful service it decided to give up the fight.

Other Thoughts: Despite the 3 eggs it has nothing to do with how it worked when indeed it did. Running a 3770k 4.3ghz at least 16hrs a day 4 SSDs in Raid zero for boot, 2 WD RE 1tb In raid for storage and back up of boot, 2x 7970Ghz edition GPUs and it was glorious. But, shut it down to go to work in the morning and failed to boot when I came home in the evening, was not a dignified death either while trouble shooting would POST every once in a while giving hope and then go into a pre-post loop where it would turn itself off and on, it even booted to windows and promptly blues screened and back to pre-post loop.... shame to see it suffer, after determining definitively it was indeed the board, I buried it in the yard with a small service complete with a man playing Taps on a trumpet, no clue who that guy was but it added gravity to the scene so I let it go. All the joking aside it was a stellar performer but in the end can not say 2 years is acceptable regardless of the price and with a mysterious problem with my registration which means they couldn't careless and would not be able to help me out makes me slightly bitter. Here's the rub though, in the 12 years or so I have been working on and building computers I have had this or a similar situation happen with all the motherboard companies and not just Asus, MSI and Gigabyte but also EVGA, BFG, DFI, ASrock, Biostar, Intel. So I can't bash MSI for QC but I can for terrible support of there warranty. I can't say to stay away from MSI because they make great mother boards, and as long as you don't have to deal with customer support (or tech support as I have heard although have never needed them) Just be prepared for mind numbing, hair pulling, air punching frustration.

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  • Paul M.
  • 9/16/2014 2:21:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt was great...while it worked

Pros: Worked flawlessly and met all my expectations for the better part of a year and a half.

Cons: After that, it began to stop booting. Now it's dead. What a shame.

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  • Jason N.
  • 7/6/2014 12:27:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything about this board meets and exceeds my expectaions.

Cons: Not a one!

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  • Daryl B.
  • 5/15/2014 4:43:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgood while it worked

Pros: Of the 4 RMAed motherboards I have gotten 2 of them worked for a total of probably around a year.

Cons: Had 3 or 4 failed motherboards and RMAs.

Other Thoughts: Still waiting on another RMA.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

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

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

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

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  • Paige G.
  • 2/25/2014 10:11:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: I haven't had any issues with this MOBO, after about eight or nine months, we're still going strong.

Cons: None

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  • Gary S.
  • 1/29/2014 9:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Board Ever

Pros: I received this board on time and even before I opened it I was impressed, It was not a lite board like some others I have ran across. After opening the package and looking at the documentation I was really happy the instructions where clear and precise I have built a few PC's in my time but was new to the newer equipment. I seen some bad reviews on here and it almost scared me away but I am glad I did other research and after a long search I decided on this . I had a REALLY easy built putting this into my Blackhawk case and am also happy with it. I do not overclock but do game and don't see a need. I run it about 8 to 12 hours a day and have had it 5 months now and have had NO problem . The BIOS is so much better then my old p4 and a lot better then some other PC's I see. I am going with MSI video card next It will not be EVGA because they kept returning a dead card to me 5 times over I have never had a problem with MSI . GREAT PRODUCT . Anyone building a pc my advice is simple make SURE!!! you do not let static get to your components I have seen so many so called TECHS fry their build doing it on carpet not using a wrist strap or anything. I ground myself out and do my build in my non carpeted kitchen. I seen some bad reviews and have told people about this board and 3 others have used it and have had no problems . More advice I only put in the drivers I hate that bloat ware and I don't use live update I put in windows then did bios update and drivers through their website witch also was nice and simple . I also LOVE the L.E.D. it shows CPU temp and their is also a row of status L.E.D's both can be turned off I do believe . Stable and fast and low power consumption . Thanks MSI!!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Those having problems had a bad one or they did a bad job my experience is there will always be some bad products come out of a factory but when it comes to PC building it is usually due to excitement and not taking time to read and also like I said static electricity.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 1/20/2014 11:14:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWay too problems

Pros: When it worked was stable enough, but that only lasted about a month.

Cons: After a month began to crash, would turn off computer and when I turned it on, would power up, and shut off repeatedly. Called tech support and they were actually pretty rude, the tech even went as far as telling me I didn't know what I was talking about and the board was fine. Updated the BIOS and even got a new video card (Also MSI) and it seemed to fix the problem. A month later the problems started again, called support and this new tech told me to switch put the video card again, because there was no way it was the board. So I did, paid shipping and everything, it didn't fix the problem. The overclocking button made things worse. Finally got a tech that actually did research and had me switch to the back up BIOS because the first one was bad, said keep the board it would be fine, he also said I need 1.65 volt ram to run the board not 1.5. this process took a couple of months. The board ran fine for about a year, then yesterday a message came up saying "Over clocking Failed resting to old configuration", didn't have it enabled...and the computer won't boot up now. This board for me at least is high maintenance and not worth the time. MSI customer service is a joke and I'm never buying from them again, even the video cad crash and I went to another maker. If you stay with them on mother board, do you research carefully, they used to be quality, but I guess that's in the past.

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.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

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: usreview@msi.com

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

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  • Brian T.
  • 12/29/2013 12:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It comes with a 3 year Manufacturer Warranty.

UEFI bios boots fast and is easily configurable from within windows using the bundled software.

Cons: Not very reliable. Mine failed after a few months. It was reporting a RAM error. The ram was tested in other motherboards and was found to be working fine. Also, other ram known to be working was inserted and it still reported the error. (Error code 55 if you're interested).

Only 1 connection for additional USB 3 ports.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried the Overclocking genie yet. My components are good enough without it. Might try it sometime in the future.

I had the board replaced under warranty when it failed. The one customer support sent back was DOA. Had to pay shipping to have it replaced again. Luckily I had another computer to use during the month this one was unavailable.

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.
http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/rma_form_new.aspx

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: usreview@msi.com

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

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  • Albert C.
  • 11/26/2013 7:04:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: I love this mobo. Nice price and fits all my needs. The mobo has a dual BIOs switch so you can switch between BIOs. It makes upgrading your BIOs real simple if need be and reverting even easier. The onboard overclock is cool also if that's you're thing.

Cons: None.

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  • Bryan L.
  • 11/25/2013 5:29:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB, even better service from MSI

Pros: Everything you could possibly need in a mobo built with the best components. If you have a failure, MSI's RMA service is one of the best there is.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I own two of these, the older one developed a POST loop. RMA with MSI was very quick and painless. RMA experience was so good that I didn't even take any eggs off.

If you are debating between this and another board, get this just for MSI's service!

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