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MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

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

  • Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™/Pentium®/Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3000 (OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gbps
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards
  • OC Genie 4: Overclocks in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • Three Display Outputs: HDMI / DVI / D-Sub Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's first 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
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Military Class 4

MSI’s new Military Class 4 components are the next step in high quality components. The Super Ferrite Chokes and Dark CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.


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Fast Boot

With MSI’s Fast Boot, your computer’s OS can now boot up lightning fast. MSI also added the GO2BIOS button within the Fast Boot interface. Simply click the GO2BIOS button, and your system will reset and take you straight to the system BIOS.


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OC Genie 4

OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this new generation of OC Genie, we're giving you even more performance. The OC Genie button works as you expect it to, but now you have even more control. Flick the OC_MODE switch from the normal "Turbo" to "GAMING" and your PC gets another adrenalin shot! For the more advanced overclockers, we give you complete control of your settings with "My OC Genie".


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Super RAID

MSI’s exclusive Super RAID application allows you to easily set up and configure your system, boosting performance and staying current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news and more via three key Intel technologies:

  • Intel® Rapid Start
  • Intel® Smart Response
  • Intel® Smart Connect.


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Sound Blaster Cinema

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield, thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema. Get 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


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AMD CrossFire X

AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.


Learn more about the MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
Z87-G41 PC Mate

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
2

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 ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111G
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 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 3-pin system fan connector
2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
1 x 4-pin system fan connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x TPM Module connector
1 x Front Panel Audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12" x 8.7"

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


Customer Reviews of the MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate

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  • Loic F.
  • 3/30/2014 10:29:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good motherboard for the price

Pros: If you are looking for a decent motherboard with expected performances out of the box, you will be very happy with that MSI.
I did not even try to overclock it as I usually prefer keeping everything running at stock frequencies so I can only tell that it works flawlessly for me with a pair of DDR3 - 1600 and 1 GeforceGTX770 + 1xSSD + 1xHDD.

This configuration is very stable and gives all the performances I need for all the games around.

Cons: None so far

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  • Dain R.
  • 2/25/2014 7:24:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board for the price!

Pros: UEFI Bios - Very easy to use for OC and configuration
Loaded with SATA ports and USB headers
Works great

Cons: Lack of SLI support (-1 egg for that)

Other Thoughts: This board is great, installed and overclocked a 4670K to 4.2ghz without any voltage changes. My corsair XMS3 ram (even though not specifically supported) works great. No compatibility issues or defects whatsoever.


For people who complain about the quality of this board... Remember, up to 10% of motherboards will come as DOA or showing some defect. And given how many boards Newegg and other retailers sell, the chances of getting a dead board are slim. Don't blame the manufacturer. It would be nice if the retailers would check their components just before shipping to make sure you dont get a dead part.

For the folks who bought the board thinking it supported SLI when they put "Multi GPU Support" on the box. That's your fault for not researching the part properly first. Don't blame the company for your inability to research what you're buying first.

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  • Cody C.
  • 2/22/2014 7:14:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price
Nice colors
MSI
Great Sound
Easy BIOS
Worked out of the box

Cons: the cover for the back panel is very cheap
SATA ports are a bit flimsy, as long as your are careful should be no problem

Other Thoughts: I ordered this Motherboard a long time ago
Had it sitting on my shelf for months
Finally got all my parts and began my build

I must say i am impressed with this board
great for the price!

I dont understand all the negative reviews it got all of the sudden. Mine works top!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2014 9:58:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good board for price. Decided to switch to Intel from amd when upgrading my gaming rig. I no longer intend to use multi GPU set ups, as I have found performance to be better going with higher end single cards. Board has pcie 3.0 which was great. Put an i5 4670k and gtx 770 in. chewing up every game I throw at it. This board was great for my upgrade. Did not purchase through newegg. I picked it up for 60$ at my local micro center. As with any motherboard, check all specifications and compatibilities before purchasing to make sure it fits your needs. this board was exactly what I was looking for and works flawlessly.

Cons: shorter than some atx. not a huge deal but depending on your case, be careful attaching atx power cable.

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  • william S.
  • 2/13/2014 6:01:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsCheap Componenets

Pros: competitive price, software is stable due to lack of bells and whistles found on higher-end gaming boards

Cons: First SATA connector hanging loose upon purchase. Now I'm unable to setup the RAID configuration I had planned. MSI basically ignored fact it was already broken, claiming I had done something to void the warranty. even though i stated the connector was loose upon receipt.

I'd spend a few bucks extra and go with ASUS as they tend to deliver higher quality parts.

Other Thoughts: Getting very tired of dealing with components that seem to become more cheaply assembled year after year, while prices never seem to come down. Even worse, most of the manufacturers don't even bother to provide warranty services. My time and money are limited - if these manufacturers can't up their quality, there are other hobbies that provide better value with less frustration..

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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  • Grady S.
  • 2/2/2014 3:55:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRAM OC Failed

Pros: Features are good

Cons: Failed to OC Genie
- memory slots (2&4) defected
- memory slots (1&3) worked, but crashed after reboot

Other Thoughts: Overall features are good, but if you are planning to do some OC on this board you might want to reconsider it. No wonder, newegg had it on sale.

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  • Randy M.
  • 2/1/2014 3:37:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot working

Pros: Not worth mentioning.

Cons: This MoBo is not working at all. I was careful to assemble everything, and nothing's working. Its short circuiting and there's no video display. Nothing.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this...

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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  • Robert S.
  • 1/28/2014 9:15:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: Only wasted 90$?

Cons: Somehow I was stupid enough not to read all of the reviews shedding light on how terrible this product is. This motherboard is a scam and I encourage everyone to stay as far away from this product. I've had to return this motherboard TWICE due to it being faulty on arrival so I haven't even had time to see how it compares to other motherboards, but i'm also afraid i'll never get this chance with this product. Also, this item isn't refundable so i'm stuck in this loop of trying to get this garbage product to work.

Other Thoughts: Save your money don't buy this piece of trash 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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  • Austen B.
  • 1/20/2014 12:11:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsZ87-G41 High performance trash

Pros: Great for entry level single GPU builds, as it supports one NVIDIA GPU, or multiple XFire GPUs.

Cons: This board is utter trash, and make sure you literally go over every spec to make sure you have EVERYTHING perfect for this board. Says multi-GPU support, so naturally I think ok, so SLI and Xfire. NOPE! Only Xfire compatible, which makes ZERO sense. If you plan on getting more than one NVIDIA GPU this isn't for you. Also make sure to click on the link to check out the memory compatibility, otherwise enjoy buying that sweet 2100 speed RAM you have been saving your lunch money for, but having this mobo clock it down to 1333 or not even recognize it at all. I've never seen such a touchy and restricting motherboard before. The fact that it supports Xfire but NOT SLI is ridiculous, and doesn't even make sense. It has horrible OC capabilities in the BIOS, and only has stereo sound.

Other Thoughts: Get off this page, you are wasting your time unless you plan on getting AMD GPUs....and even then this mobo is questionable for that price.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
According to our product's specification, it is clearly stated that the product can only perform CrossFire.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G41-PC-Mate.html#?div=Detail

Please note that nVidia GPU requires a minimum of PCIe x8 lanes to function and this board only has PCIe x16 plus PCIe x4.

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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  • Christopher A.
  • 1/20/2014 12:10:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMSI z87-g41 PC MATE MB

Pros: -Good Price for what you get
-Good starting Mobo for your first build/basic comp
-Works well and looks good

Cons: So I got this Mobo for its price point and what it had to offer, but after tinkering with a lot of the settings I'm slowing realizing that maybe spending an extra $50-$70 would have been worth it. For one when I got this INTEL board for my NVIDIA GPU I thought later I could SLI, turns out you can only crossfire on this mobo (granted it says its crossfire ready on the box I stupidly thought you could SLI being an Intel chipset...never again).
Another thing was the memory I bought that I thought would work wasn't compatible (Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB 1600Mhz) it only reads it as 1333 in the BIOS till you OC it THEN it reads 1600. again something I should have looked into harder but got caught in the savings
- My Last thing was it really doesn't allow you to do a whole lot in the OCing in the BIOS menu, a LOT of the options are greyed out so you can't OC the way you want. All I can really do is use the OC Genie it has (OC my i5 4670K from 3.2Ghz to 4.0 Ghz) then use the Intel Extreme Tuning tool that came as a program for the board to tweak my Overclock to how I like (4.3Ghz -4.5Ghz).

Other Thoughts: Don't make my mistake, look to make sure EVERYTHING is compatible with the board, a lot of things aren't, if you want to SLI on this board, buy a different one. If you want to do a lot of overclocking to the BIOS directly, buy a different board. This board is great though if you're looking to not really overclock at all and just want a 1 GPU setup.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Many of the options are greyed out but editable, use + or - keys or simply enter a number to make changes.

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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