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MSI Z87M GAMING LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA 1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/1600/1333/1066
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Let the Games Begin!

MSI Gaming motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The Best Gaming Weapons at Hand

  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
  • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • Superb graphics with VGA Boost
  • Blazing fast booting with Super RAID
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Military Class 4 Components
  • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading

Killer E2200 Game Networking


Kill Your Lag!

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.



Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

Z87-G45 Top Quality Audio Solution with Sound Blaster Cinema

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting 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.

Z87-G45 MSI VGA Boost is One of MSI's Exclusive Ways to Support Gamers to Fully Engage in Their Virtual World

VGA Boost increases the power limitations for MSI Gaming graphics cards when inserted in an MSI Gaming motherboard. It simply upgrades your Power Tuning and current limits allowing your graphics to boost to higher clock speeds when your gaming graphics get more intense and sustain maximum performance for a longer time.

This is all supported because of the power design for the PCI Express slots and the build quality of MSI Graphics cards. Now, matching MSI gaming hardware not only gives your game PC some fiery red dragon looks, your PC gaming experience will benefit from a safe and powerful boost in graphics.

Z87-G45 Super RAID

With MSI Super RAID you can combine hard drives, SSDs and mSATA into blazing fast bootable drives. Load your operating system, videos or even games faster than ever. You can now enjoy the benefits of bigger and faster storage, without all the trouble that normally surround RAID configurations.

Easily Setup The Latest Technologies:
  • Intel Smart Response
  • Intel Rapid Start
  • Intel Smart Connect

Z87-G45 Military Class 4 Components

Military Class 4 is 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.

Dark CAP

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a ferrite core that is super-permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run 95°F (35°C) cooler, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI heat radiation. On top of that, all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

Z87-G45 Z87-G45 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."

Total Control

MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch-ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Graphical Fan Control & Monitoring

Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control each fan's speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.

Unlimited RAMdisk

MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.

Z87-G45 Supports DDR3-3000 Memory for Super Fast Loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Gaming series motherboards offer support for DDR3-3000 MHz memory modules. That way, you will not have to miss out on any gaming action because your in-game levels will be loaded superfast!

Z87-G45 Total Fan Control

Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.

Z87-G45 Dragon Heat Sink

With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.

Z87-G45 Z87-G45 Dragon Heat Sink

Package Content

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick gaming case badge and a stylish gaming I/O panel.


Gaming Device Port

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

Gaming Benefits

  • More responsive
  • Smoother gameplay
  • Faster reactions

Technical Benefits

  • 3X More gold than regular connectors
  • 10X Longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
  • Prevents oxidation and corrosion

Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.

Z87-G45 Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards

MSI Gaming motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA® SLI or AMD CrossFire gaming setup.

Z87-G45 Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

Z87-G45 Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

Z87-G45 OC Profiles Preview

With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to eight profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

Z87-G45 Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games. Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio level integrated 600Ω headphone amplifier
  • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI shielded audio codec
  • High quality audio capacitors

What's in the Box


Learn more about the MSI Z87M GAMING

Quick Info


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

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  • Aaron B.
  • 2/19/2015 5:47:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnstable

Pros: Looks cool if I decide to hang it on the wall.

Cons: Unstable by hard rebooting unexpectedly. Replaced the power supply, tried 3 kinds of memory, 3 different hard drives, replaced the sata cables, tried the Nvidia and onboard video. Still rebooting. I even tried Windows 7, Windows 10, and Ubuntu. I didn't overclock it since it can't be. I bought this board in a non-refundable Newegg bundle that included a locked down Intel processor.

Other Thoughts: Of the 8 Asus, 1 Abit, and my first MSi, this mobo has been the most disappointing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • MYRON W.
  • 2/16/2015 10:36:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Te board may have been DOA, but the RMA was fast and flawless.

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  • Christian C.
  • 2/12/2015 11:06:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo

Pros: Great layout
works fantastically with my i5-4670k
the features this board comes with are stellar, the onboard audio is amazing as well.

Cons: None

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  • TIM S.
  • 2/10/2015 4:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a disaster

Pros: None

Cons: Ran for a total of 12 full hours then died.Bought as a combo.This ordeal has been the worst experience RMA board to Newegg.After waiting two weeks newegg informs me today that the board is now out of stock.I used to recommend Newegg to everyone.This pains me to say that won't be the case anymore.They have gone downhill.There customer service used to be the best.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, 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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  • David C.
  • 2/3/2015 9:50:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard

Pros: The board looks and feels premium. Instruction manual well written and understandable. Had zero problems with the install. Booted up no problems on first try. Has 6 sata 6gb connections!!!!!

Has been running for 40 hours now with out any problems. Will update later if any problems arrise, but I do not forsee any problems arising.

Cons: Does not have a DVI output

Other Thoughts: This set up is for my HTPC running WIN7 64bit.

Bought this motherboard as a combo with the Intel G3258 Haswell 3.2GHz.
8gb of Gskill PC 16000 memory
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Fractal Design Node 804
Samsung 840 120GB SSD (hand me down from my main rig)
1 x 1 TB Samsung HDD
3 x 3tb Toshiba 7200RPM drives
Corsair CX500M Power Supply

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  • Mike W.
  • 2/2/2015 12:38:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot very happy with.

Pros: Price for combo.

Cons: Very unstable. More issues trying to setup and as one issue is resolved more show up. Could not get this board to run stable to install any software, BSODs and freezes continuously.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this motherboard. I do like MSI as a company but just not this motherboard...I have an MSI GTX 750Ti oc graphics card that I am very happy with and thought since the graphics card was good maybe their other products would follow suit....NOPE!

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  • Adam W.
  • 1/31/2015 1:18:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHeadache! Avoid

Pros: Looks Nice, easy on button on the MB

Cons: From the first time I had this motherboard it power cycled on and off. When it did work, the USB ports would stop working. Restarted installing windows. Once It did install the audio drivers kept crashing.

Other Thoughts: Stay away

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  • Kenny R.
  • 1/27/2015 9:51:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood price but not without some issues

Pros: Great price, seems to work fine except having some issues.

Cons: Unfortunately the two USB 3.0 ports right under my ethernet lan port on the back panel are not working. All the other USB 2.0 and 3.0 works works fine. I have installed the latest usb 3.0 drivers off the msi site.

Anyone having this issue?

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2015 10:37:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard, but...

Pros: This is a great motherboard. Overclocking features are bountiful. Has an on board power, reset, and OC switch. Cool looking UEFI. Really cool looking LED lit pipeline between the audio chip and the audio ports on i/o panel.

Cons: The included USB 3.0 drivers when coupled with windows 7 x64, in my experience render the entirety of the USB ports (not just 3.0) useless. Not too big of a deal, as I immediately headed to the MSI website and downloaded the latest 3.0 drivers. This fixed the problem upon reboot.

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  • Javier H.
  • 1/17/2015 5:10:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsWhaaaat!

Pros: i just bought this with a G3258 for free!

Cons: i have not installed it yet.

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