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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.

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

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  • Elijah P.
  • 9/25/2014 6:19:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard!

Pros: Great motherboard for a great price!

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: A lot of people seem to be having problems with this motherboard but I haven't had any so far. It does creak a little which is worrisome but it works just fine so oh well.

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  • 9/21/2014 2:59:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThoroughly Inspect the board Before you install

Pros: It appears to be a great value for the feature set and with the Free Memory promo it's impossible to beat. I'll update after I receive the rest of the build which will include the Pentium G3258, to overclock of course.

Cons: I always give items a thorough inspection before use. I ordered 2 of these boards at the same time. On the first I noticed the heatsink on the Voltage regulators [The large one next to the CPU] was LOOSE! Easy enough to tighten the screws on the back of the board, but this could easily cause issues after install. The second thing is the 'cracking' sound in the board with normal handling, not flexing. I haven't received my CPU and RAM yet to test them, but given what I've found so far, I'm glad I got 2 in case one is bad I won't have to wait for an RMA.

Other Thoughts: It seems another reviewer commented on the recent lack of quality in electronic components. I've been building computers for nearly 20 years and I have to agree that after all the 'cheap' parts manufacturers have put themselves out of business, I'm surprised to see the 'quality' veteran companies putting out products reminiscent of the likes of 'PCChips'. Even the coating on the motherboards is uneven and splattered. I'm concerned the only way this purchase will be worthwhile will be if I can return the board and keep the ram.

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  • Aslam S.
  • 9/7/2014 10:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Nice Board
-Amount of ports
-Good Quality for Price
-Bios options

Cons: Not really a con but when I first set it up with my i5-4XXX it would never shutdown from windows or bios. A quick Bios update fixed this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2014 9:23:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the $$$

Pros: Amount of connections, Bios, Look of it

Cons: Plugs are difficult to plug/unplug

Other Thoughts: I have no complaints about this motherboard. Others had all sorts of issues but it works great for me. Has the more advanced bios. Only issue i had was plugging in and unplugging stuff. I actualyy partially pulled off the connection for the USB 3.0 plugin for the case. It pushed back on the board though. And i noticed the right side of the board isnt really that stiff. Which makes disconnecting things even harder. But its only once in a while that you have to go in there and mess around so not a big deal at all.

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  • 8/24/2014 9:35:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPoor design for on board USB 3

Pros: Good price, Very good BIOS menu.

Cons: Poor design for on board USB 3, It is very close to main power connector, It is impossible to insert USB 3 cable to USB 3 header.

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  • Justin L.
  • 8/14/2014 1:43:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo & Cheap

Pros: 1. Vertical SATA ports
2. Works perfectly - no problems yet.
3. Does everything you'd expect it to do perfectly.

At first, I was a bit skeptical about this motherboard because of the reviews. I was looking for a cheap, solid motherboard for a non-gaming PC. I ended up purchasing this and I do not regret it at all. Super cheap and does everything you need it to do.

Cons: The location of the screw hole locations to mount it to the case are in terrible locations. The last row of screws next to the 24-pin power port are not on the edge of the motherboard like every other one. They are further in, making the motherboard bend when trying to plug in the 24 pin connector. That pin requires a lot of force, and with the motherboard flexing, it was a pain. I had to put my hand underneath while trying my best to shove the 24 pin connector in. I don't think it's worth taking an egg off since performance-wise, it does not have an effect. The builder/user just has to be extra cautious and use their hand to prevent the mobo from flexing too much. Don't be lazy and give a bad review because of this, just figure out how to get around it.

Other Thoughts: Great for budget or daily use PCs!

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  • Justin A.
  • 8/9/2014 9:14:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Supports the Pentium G3258 out of the box
2 vertical SATA ports
Updating to the latest BIOS is easy
Tons of BIOS settings, overclocked the G3258 to 4.3Ghz with minimal effort

Cons: Z87 is no longer the latest and greatest chipset

Other Thoughts: For 85 bucks after rebate, the Pentium G3258 and MSI Z87-G41 combo was a steal.

This is a good Z87 board for the price. All the negative reviews are expecting a $70 board to have all the features of a $130 board which is ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2014 9:29:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo

Pros: Sturdy, cheap, quality, aesthetically pleasing, USB 3.0 front panel connection.

Cons: Front panel connections are difficult to plug in, but this is true for most mobos unless they have special connectors. Could do with more fan connections.

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  • Li C.
  • 7/28/2014 10:06:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value For Money

Pros: This board has a lot of high-end features without the high-end price tag. It was a snap to overclock my Pentium 3258 from 3.2 to 3.8ghz with the stock cooling fan.

Cons: Not Z97. Had I done my research I would have gotten a Z97 board so that it would be future-proofed for Broadwell processors coming out late in 2014/2015.

Other Thoughts: I was planning on assembling my own rig, but I didn't end up having to do so since in Taipei the vendors just build the system for you without any additional charge so I can't comment on any of the nitty gritty stuff, but the board works great and stays at a comfortable 40 degrees even with my mildly overclocked CPU. My next purchase will be a sealed liquid cooler so I can see how much more speed I can extract out of my components.

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  • Linda H.
  • 7/22/2014 4:49:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorked good for awhile

Pros: Decent BIOS

Cons: PCI express burned out and burned out my cards. I got an RMA on the board, but it just burned out my new cards.

Cost me a LOT of money, not happy.

Other Thoughts: I know some people will think it's the power supply that burned out my stuff, but I replaced it with an ASROCK board and I've been good for 6 months so far.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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