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MSI Z87I AC LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z87
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 2667(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600

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  • 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 Digital Display Outputs: DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • USB Audio Power: A Break Through in USB Audio Quality
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Yi W.
  • 12/10/2015 7:45:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead after one year

Pros: ITX, full MSI bois interface

Cons: DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Yi,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA can you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected firmly, clear CMOS.
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. Isolate board outside of the case on a non-conductive surface to check.
4. 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.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • john t.
  • 10/21/2014 1:28:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mini-itx board

Pros: - Small wifi antennas that are on the IO shield, not auxiliary like most other mini mobos.
- It looks beautiful, and will fit with any color scheme except myabe white.
- I'm using a haswell pentium dual core, but this can take the i7 if I want to upgrade in the future.
- Has front panel USB 3.0 headers.
-The IO shield is actually labeled and coated with a black sticker, not just a straight metal one like on cheaper board.
-UEFI displays in full 1080 not 1024 like some other boards, so it's more usable on my wide screen monitors.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've installed Win 10 tech preview on it, and nothing is having trouble running.
The z87 chipset isn't the newest, but it still supports haswell processors with a bios update. My board came with the bios update out of the box though, so I was just plug and play.
I also got a free DIM of 8gb DDR3 ram with this board, so for $70 off the price of the board normally, I couldn't day no.

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  • Alexander K.
  • 9/28/2014 8:13:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuggy Board?

Pros: Feature rich board.

Cons: Like other people have stated, it does not turn off/restart but a simple bios update fixes this issue
I don't know if others are having an issue with dual video output. I have a TV connected to the HDMI and monitor connected via DVI. However to get this setup to work, i had to plug in my monitor to HDMI first then plug it into DVI to get HDMI output to my tv. If i reboot, with the TV on HDMI, there is ONLY output to the monitor over DVI.
Debating whether to return the board or not...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported since many reasons can cause the situation like this, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.

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

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/26/2014 10:49:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: -Wi-fi support
-small
-reasonable price
-awesome bios menu
-not bad build quality

Cons: *WARNING*
If your bios verseion under 1.6, you have to update your bios so MB can shut off or restart. It doesnt shut off automatically if your bios under 1.6.....
sadly i got 1.5 version so i had to update bios but that wasnt big problem to me.

Other Thoughts: overall it's good MB

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  • Matthew L.
  • 9/23/2014 6:33:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolution to update!

Pros: Now works like it should! Dual monitor support with onboard graphics. Lots of features in a small package.

Cons: Had to update the BIOS. Not a big deal to do but it's not real clear on what "type" of update you need.

Other Thoughts: Below I left a very poor review. I'm now updating my review to 4/5 stars. The problem that I was having and likely others is that out of the box it does not reboot or shutdown with a Haswell CPU.

To fix this, you need to update the BIOS but do so with the "ME" option. This will fix the issue. Previously I tried a "normal" update. Very happy with the board now.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 9/21/2014 9:51:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZ87I AC Review

Pros: Great little board, got it as part of that combo deal.

Cons: Had the same problem as the other reviewers. The board will not shut down or restart on its own. Think it's a haswell refresh issue. However a bios update fixed it for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/21/2014 8:32:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs  Dear MSI, update the BIOS and fix these lingering issues!

Pros: Price with combo deal, AC wireless, USB 3.0

Cons: Dear MSI -- please update the bios and fix your BIOS / firmware issues! Don't lose customers over a shutdown / restart issue..

-won't restart.. (Have to manually power it off and on to simulate a restart)

Other Thoughts: Mine DOES shutdown. I reinstalled Windows 7 and it now shuts down. It still doesn't restart -- just hangs there. Installed BIOS v1.8.

If MSI doesn't fix this restart issue, I'll never purchase MSI a again.

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  • Matthew L.
  • 9/20/2014 12:03:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSame problem as everyone else

Pros: It turns on.

Cons: I was duped by the good combo deal as well but now have the same problem as everyone else. Went through all the troubleshooting steps. System won't reset. Brand new everything, using onobard video. Nothing extra. Updated to latest BIOS 1.8. Commanding the system RESTART never works. Just goes a black screen where you have to hold the button to get it to shut off then press it again to get it to turn back on. Doesn't work from Ubuntu GUI or terminal. Doesn't even work from the BIOS. Big disappointment. Judging by the reviews, this problem isn't a rare occurance. Last time I'll buy MSI anything. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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 | usreview@msi.com

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  • Haiyang Q.
  • 9/18/2014 8:55:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRead reviews before you buy

Pros: small, nice features

Cons: I got this MB through a combo deal. The reviews say it won't restart or shutdown. It is TRUE. Every time I have to hold down the power button to shut down the system. I've already updated the bois to the latest version (1.8). Problem is still there.

Other Thoughts: OK. I can get an RMA. Thinking about the time I need to dissemble everything and get another one? Too much.

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. For best result we recommend that you do a fresh/clean install of window.
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. Ensure motherboard and video card drivers are up to date.
4. 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 | usreview@msi.com

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  • Henry L.
  • 7/22/2014 5:06:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShutdown and RMA failure/NIGHTMARE

Pros: Has a lot of features for an iTX board. WiFi feature was very useful. Got this board to take advantage of the new Intel chips. Everything but the ability to shut itself down worked out well.

Cons: So I faced the same problem as another reviewer down below. But I realized that MSI might not be the ideal brand for me. The board could not shutdown itself and required a plug pull or holding the power button for a few seconds. This wasn't an issue with the BIOS setup or the OS choice. When exiting out of the BIOS settings, the board could not power down completely and had to do it manually. Went through phone support with MSI directly and did every software update possible.

Because I already sent in the UPC label from the box, for a rebate offer, I could not get an RMA with Newegg. So now I am foreced to do an RMA with MSI directly in which I will have to pay the orginal price from newegg, the shipping cost to MSI, and I get back a nicely refurbished motherboard that might work.

Other Thoughts: Really wish I went with another board at the end of everything. I was too quick to jump on this brand just because of a recommendation, price, and rebate. In hindsight, I should have read all the reviews before hand and shouldn't have been so happy with just seeing a POST-up and leaving the rest of the build for the weekend while I worked during the week. With the total cost that I'm putting into this board and the cost associated with getting a "Refurbished" motherboard, I think I should have settled for a different higher costing brand product with better support.

First time MSI buyer but I'll be seriously reconsidering this brand when I products associated with MSI

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 troubleshoot is complete and your issue is not resolve, please kindly let MSI support team know that you recently purchase the board and we can issue you an RMA with shipping label! MSI would be more than happy to cover the shipping fee both ways for you.

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

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