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MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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


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  • David M.
  • 7/13/2014 3:08:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsIf not for the bios

Pros: Decent layout and room on board.

Cons: Would be great if it doesnt brick when u update it. Did the M-FLASH method...dead 00. Did the Liveupdate on second board ....dead. I wont be buying anymore MSI products.

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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  • Amy L.
  • 7/7/2014 8:24:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board!

Pros: Great utilities and easy to install

Cons: OC Genie leaves something to be desired

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  • Derik V.
  • 6/30/2014 8:55:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for gaming

Pros: Great Motherboard for gaming and look great in my pc case

Cons: none

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  • Jeffery W.
  • 6/27/2014 10:22:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Board, For the first 2 times it turned on

Pros: Nice design/layout. Runs like a dream, as long as you don't have PCI-E sockets coming loose.

Cons: After turning the computer off for the second time the computer failed to boot up into the OS. I have 2 GTX 780s running in SLI on the board and so I decided to see if the problem was with one of the cards. When I went to remove the card I noticed that the card was shifting back and forth very easily. Turns out that the socket was not attached to the board well at all causing the socket to come completely off. I can't have any down time with this machine so I will have to order a new one overnighted. Very disappointed with that I would have expected more from MSI.

Other Thoughts: I gave it 2 eggs instead of 1 because it seems like it is a fantastic board, I just seem to have gotten a bad one. If I didn't get a bad one I would be giving this 4 eggs. Hopefully the next one will work for longer.

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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  • Eric W.
  • 6/20/2014 10:03:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReview

Pros: Lots of sata ports.
Still using built in graphics which are pretty good. Soon to buy a video card.
Bought mainly because it is meant for gaming and it looked cool.

Cons: Audio plugs in rear hard ish to read.

Other Thoughts: So far it works beautifully!

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  • David N.
  • 6/19/2014 10:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst MSI Board

Pros: This was my first MSI build and so far I'm pretty impressed with the features on this board. It's design and layout are great for both the gamer and overclockers. As the other reviewer mentioned it comes with a great manual and with everything marked can almost be put together without the manual.

Cons: None really.... although I haven't played with it yet to find the issue the "beep speaker" isn't working. Could be just a simple enable issue in the bios.

And of course the price. It's a top end board so you pay top dollar for it but you always want it to be cheaper...lol

Other Thoughts: My components are very similar to the other reviewer ( Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell OC to 4.1Ghz, 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760, EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 80 PLUS PLATINUM PSU and the thing runs like a champ.

The bios is very easy to update and with a dual bios no need to worry about bricking it. As was mentioned the "Real Audio" will need to detect the speakers so they may not work if your following the layout diagram in the manual but that's no biggie.

You will need to be aware of your CPU cooler size if your going to fill all 4 ram slots. With that cooler I used ( Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO) the fan covered number 1 dimm so if your ram has a heat spreader that many become an issue.

Tech Support: Had a question about a power issue so I called them. You get the standard telephone auto system but got through very quickly. Question was answered but there is a language barrier so you'll need to listen carefully.

Final conclusions: If your looking to build a great gaming system then this board should fit your needs. My only concern, being this is my first time using an MSI board is if some issue pops up later down the road. As of now though it's running rock solid and stable at 4.1Ghz and I'm quite happy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

The POST beep had been removed since the diagnostic beep comes down to two things nowadays.
1. No memory (3 beeps)
2. No graphics (1 long 2 short)

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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  • Donald J.
  • 6/14/2014 11:32:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice Board

Pros: Really a nice looking board.
Top quality made.
Really like the layout.
Plenty of PCI slots
Nice Manual
Like the way everything is named.

Cons: I wasn't to frilled with the sound function. The sound itself was ok. What I did not like was the real small writing on the out plugs on the rear. If you plug your speaker wires like it shown they would not play. You had to install the board software. Than plug a wire in and choose which speaker it was. I use the manual the first time and they did not match the layout either. You couldn't plug then in push it up under your desk and expect then to work. Not enough to deduct a star for.

Other Thoughts: This is the first MSI board I have ever owned. I have used there video cards before. I have always use an Asus board before. I am running an Intel I7 4770K with 16 GB Gskill Ripsaw memory and a Corsair I80 water cooler. This machine runs around 3.9k not over clocked. It is very stable and has lots of options to overclock. There was a new bios update available. It was no problem to update it with the update program that come with the board. Just click to tell it to check for update and it automatically go on line offer what update are available for your board and offer to install then for you. Super easy and I like a company that keeps there boards up to date. I am very well satisfied and happy with this board, MSI you have a new fan.

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