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MSI Z87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Gaming Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)
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Learn more about the MSI Z87-G43

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
Z87-G43

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-generation Core i3,i5,i7,Pentium,Celeron(LGA1150)

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel Z87

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2600(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(Oc)/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 (running at x4)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
SATA1~6 support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by Intel Z87

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
ATX 24-Pin power connector
8-pin ATX 12V power connector
2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x TPM Module connector
1 x Front Panel Audio connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Supports 4th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1150 socket

Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory

USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s

Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability

Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards

OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second

Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System

4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience

3 Display Outputs: HDMI/DVI/D-Sub Support

PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand

Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support

Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience

Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings

Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds

Super RAID: Easily Setup & Configure Intel Technologies

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x SATAIII Cable
1 x M-Connector
IO Shield

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Kimberly d.
  • 4/14/2014 1:02:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo

Pros: BIOS is great
Looks sleek

Cons: N/A

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  • Richard V.
  • 3/27/2014 1:56:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsBad quality

Pros: Fast

Cons: Shows blank screen.... unless I remove my gpu (the bios settings are correct: graphic is set to PEG) or when I change the bios setting of the graphics to it's integrated graphics

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

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

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 two weeks 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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  • Isidro N.
  • 3/26/2014 6:33:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood MOBO

Pros: Did not have any issues with heat sinks, easy to install and had the features I need like SATA.

Cons: Feels a bit flimsy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/22/2014 8:15:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNarthan

Pros: •Nice board
•Crossfire works well
•Good for minor overclocking
•Looks good

Cons: •No SLI compatibility
•Seems kinda flimsy

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  • John L.
  • 2/17/2014 3:45:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHad to change my rating

Pros: NONE

Cons: It broke i got it replaced it broke again. The third one arrived with serious issues. Will not buy an MSI product again.

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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  • Stephen S.
  • 2/15/2014 2:53:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not update board!

Pros: Loaded windows fine, and auto overclocked my 4770k automatically to 4ghz without a hitch. And with the cooler master 120v all in one water cooler I was able to achieve 29c at load!

Cons: After doing the MSI live update it can potentially fry your processor. Doing the update turned off the fan header to the motherboard and therefore turned off the watercooling pump to my processor heat sync. Also, this created multiple shared gpu errors and posting problems. The update bricked the motherboard and rendered it incapable of resetting the bios. The motherboard shipped with a missing usb 3.0 processing chip too. To my horror the i7-4770k processor sat as a paper weight for 1.5 months until I got the replacement back.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully this board will be functional withOUT an update. I do NOT recommend using live updates or the MSI website. I usually only buy gigabyte boards for my amd builds (over 300 builds and counting) and have rarely had any problems, but since I decided to go with the i7 4770k I thought it would be ok to get a mil spec mobo from msi. Boy, was I wrong, I asked for a refund but it was not in my cards, so I will not update this board and if the sound needs a driver I am just going to buy a separate sound card and that goes for the video card as well. Good luck to you builders and stay away from this board.

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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  • Bryson W.
  • 2/9/2014 8:10:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: None

Cons: No video, no beeps, system fan cpu fan power supply all working, no on board video and no GPU output. Garbage motherboard. My first and last MSI product.

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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  • John L.
  • 2/7/2014 1:43:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Works great no issues runs smooth

Cons: My first motherboard was dead on arrival and the box was beat up. I'm going to assume that was the shipping company. Newegg replaced it and it works great.

Other Thoughts: Good board for the money
Could use with one more pci 3 slot though

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  • Micheal R.
  • 1/28/2014 12:58:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood board for the money

Pros: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GBps, RAID, UEFI
Easy setup. Installed easy. Was easy to work with. Very clean board, not a lot of clutter. i7 fourth gen!
Nice bundled utilities.

Cons: No FireWire. (I have DV camera). No support for SLI. After updating BIOS to 1.6, would not recognize the HDD because the boot order UEFI GUI does not work very well and is a little confusing.
Had to back flash to 1.3 to boot again. Works well on 1.3 Maybe later I will try 1.6 again sometime.

Other Thoughts: Good practical board for gaming. I game a lot, but not to the point where I can afford a world class system with SLI, etc. Just wanted something stable and fast.

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  • Robert H.
  • 1/26/2014 5:45:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Good

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: I have been building computers for more than 20 years. This is my first bad review. After spending more than 18 hours "fixing" this motherboard I hope it will remain stable. MSI's Live Update 5 has driver errors in it. When first installed some of the device drivers for the MB were from 2006 and would not update on their own. Many, many BSOD. Live Update 5 has a download feature that is very, very slow. Skip this and go directly to the MSI site and download the drivers onto a thumb drive. There are two download sites and usually one or the other is pretty quick. When you do numerous clean installs you will have the MSI drivers on the thumb drive and won't have to re-download them. The problems with this board are MSI problems. This board is not ready for retail in my opinion. Having outdated drivers on the support site and missing drivers is inexcusable. Incorrect drivers I believe caused crashes (BSOD) and corrupt files (many clean installs). I have PC-Doctor Tools and repeated scans found no hardware issues.

Other Thoughts: Possibly my problems come from running Windows 8.1 on the new Intel I7 4770K 3.5G with onboard video. The main drive is a Samsung 840 Pro. Should have been a 30 minute install but wasn't. I own more than 10 MSI MB and they are all running CPUs with Intel HD graphics (all have Windows 7 on them). All of my computers are for business and so not have graphic cards. I will have to find a MB with a manufacturer that is keeping up with its products. I know I will not be trying MSI again anytime soon.

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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