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

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Robert H.
  • 1/12/2016 7:01:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: Got the board installed nice and easy. Setup was quick. I liked the quick connect plugs for the case power switch. Only been able to run some Benchmarks but all ran better then my old setup

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: EDIT:

It has been over a year now and still working like a champ. Great motherboard. May be time to upgrade. I need more system fan slots as the new case I am running has no drive bays for a fan controller!

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/9/2015 9:25:02 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Been using this board for a year and I have had zero problems with it. It runs great and looks nice in my case. I have made a few hardware changes and done some overclocking and it has not backed down once.

Cons: Nothing

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2 out of 5 eggsDied Randomly

Pros: Worked great till it decided to die one day.

Cons: Died while playing CSGO one day. Never over clocked my system and I'm using an 80 Plus Cert. PSU. Wanted to RMA, but I missed my first RMA deadline so now I can't :(

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reason can cause the situation like this,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPWR2).
2. Clear CMOS with jmper or battery.
3. Check your other major hardware's (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
4. If you need further assistant, 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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  • Nick H.
  • 6/5/2015 7:24:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood, if it works

Pros: It's not a bad motherboard. It has everything a computer enthusiast wants (and more).

Cons: My computer would randomly shutdown and after narrowing it down, I found the cause to be the motherboard. Having to RMA the motherboard was alot harder than it should've been. MSI has a toll-free and a long distance number for their support. For whatever reason, people with motherboard related calls need to phone the long distance number (even though both numbers have the exact same prompts). I waited 45+ minutes trying to get a hold of their motherboard support before I finally gave up. The phone just rings and rings without even saying your on hold. I opened a ticket with their online support only to have MSI close the ticket without a single response or reason why. I sent in my motherboard to MSI a month ago now and am waiting for my refund (as they didn't have another motherboard to send back to me). I had to buy another motherboard so I can have my computer in the meantime. I bought another MSI motherboard, only to get it and realize the wrong IO panel and manual were with it! I'm never buying MSI again!

Other Thoughts: Get the extended warranty so you don't have to deal with MSI directly. Or, cross your fingers and hope nothing does break.

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), 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. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at our email ususersupport@msi.com or by phone 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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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2015 6:24:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDriver Issues

Pros: Plenty of ports, easy to use

Cons: After getting windows set up on my computer I installed the motherboard drivers. After installing all the drivers it prompted me to restart my computer which I did. After restarting my computer my mouse and keyboard would only work in the bios but I was not able to login to my computer.

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), 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. Ensure BIOS is up to date.

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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  • Ian C.
  • 5/3/2015 7:54:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Motherboard

Pros: Has plenty of ports, looks great.

Cons: Not enough chassis fan headers.

Other Thoughts: This is my first motherboard buy, and it has been great so far. I will definitely buy a MSI motherboard again in the future!

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  • Richard W.
  • 4/16/2015 1:08:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyers Beware!

Pros: None

Cons: Bought this mobo on black friday and it only took 6 months before I had to send it in for RMA repair. After about 2 weeks of waiting, they sent me the wrong mobo. I'm really upset about this company and product. I'm taking my business somewhere else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Sorry for the troubles you had with our RMA department, we can reassure you that this humanly mistake will not happen again. please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact us at our phone number directly at 626-271-1004 M-F 6AM to 6PM PST and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • Shannon L.
  • 3/13/2015 1:45:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuild your own Gamer PC

Pros: High quality design and delivery with great detail install instructions. Has a what I would call dummy button for those who want to Over Clock but not quite sure how. the OCR button will run some test and auto configure. I paired this board with the Intel I7 processor 4.0Ghz and it overclocked with no problems to 4.4Ghz and runs great. I also bumped the memory clock up to the 2400 speed that it supports, love that if I need the board will support fast memory chips sets. All software installs and drivers were on the CD and load up nice and easy with no issues. Always a plus to have the right drivers. My case has 4 fans, and board supports all 4 of them plus 2 CPU fans. :-) Nice and cool running.

Cons: Location of sata with my tower made the cable fit a bit tight but worked out fine. The only thing that took a little reading and clicking around in the BIOS was finding the RAID setting as I was install a SSD for the OS and three 2TB drives with RAID 5 for a 4TB data drive.

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  • Imran F.
  • 3/9/2015 11:49:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood Board, Bad Customer Service

Pros: Worked. Good drivers and bios. 10 SATA ports fits my storage needs. Main reason I bought the board. Integrated graphics lets me expand my desktop out.

Cons: I was denied my rebate due to a snowstorm delaying the postmark. I spent a lunch break talking to a customer service rep he stated he would escalate the issue to a supervisor and I would get an email in 3 business days.

That was two weeks ago! Their customer service center hours are very short. If you look at MSI for their rebates beware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with the rebate process.

Rebate must be completed through http://msi.4myrebate.com/.
Rebate is processed by a third party and you can contact them directly at 1-800-286-9146 and they will be more than happy to resolve this for you.



Thank you.

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

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  • Carl C.
  • 3/6/2015 11:12:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lots of connections, SATA 6, USB 3, PCI E 3.0.

Great quality board.

Cons: BIOS Backup/Save feature is missing, or has been removed from latest BIOS.

Illegal shenanigans relating to rebate.

Other Thoughts: Advertised BIOS backup/save feature is missing, I contacted MSi support, and they claimed they REMOVED this advertised, and very needed feature, and worst of all they won't tell me why it's been removed.

I also received an email from the rebate department saying my copy of the invoice was "illegible".

Otherwise, it seems like very decent product, as all of my MSi products have been.

However MSi has let me down, and I won't be buying from them ever again.



This would be close to a 5 egg product, if MSi could get their act together.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our MSI products or rebates, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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