Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Limited Time Only! Newegg Premier is now only $29.99/year. Sign up now.
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
MSI > 
Item#: N82E16813130770

MSI Z97-Gaming 5 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)
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...
Audio boost 2

Reward Your Ears with True Quality
Get ready for ear-drum-amazing sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.

Audio boost 2

Isolated Audio PCB
With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.

Audio boost 2

Direct Audio Power
Enjoy a heavy caliber audio experience with Direct Audio Power. A dedicated power input to Audio Boost 2 allows for a more powerful and stable power delivery, resulting in a more explosive and pure sound experience.

Audio boost 2

Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers. Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.

Audio boost 2

Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600O delivered from your gaming PC.

Tired of having to connect your headset in difficult to reach places? MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to use, featuring front & rear audio outputs fueled by Audio Boost 2.

Audio boost 2

High Quality Audio Capacitors
With the use of professional Nichicon Japanese capacitors, specially designed for audio purposes, MSI GAMING motherboards provide the highest possible audio signal filtering. Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

Audio boost 2

Golden Audio Connectors
With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

Audio boost 2

USB Audio Power
When connecting multiple USB devices, most motherboards will be unable to deliver a strong 5V power signal to all USB ports. This is highly noticeable with high-quality external USB DACs where sound quality degrades as the motherboard is unable to deliver a perfect USB signal.

Audio boost 2Only MSI USB Audio Power continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports on motherboards, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear audio standard you expect.

Audio boost 2

Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
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.

Audio boost 2

Push Your SSD To The Limit
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. We offer the next generation of high speed storage support through M.2 and SATA Express. M.2 and SATA Express transfer data through a PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface up to 10Gbps, making it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions.

Faster Storage Solutions with M.2
M.2 is the successor to mSATA, offering a 67% performance increase up to 10Gbps. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with three different sizes to fit most storage solutions. All latest generation Intel® based MSI GAMING motherboards feature M.2 storage.

Flexible Fast Storage with SATA Express
SATA Express introduces a new solution in high speed storage through PCI Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs. We offer flexible solutions with an M.2 to SATA Express converter for more convenience.

Audio boost 2

XSplit Gamecaster
XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.

It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - Or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.

So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution and start streaming and recording with XSplit Gamecaster today.

Audio boost 2

SteamOS Support Out of the Box
MSI is committed to PC Gaming and that is why MSI GAMING motherboards support SteamOS by default. Because of this, MSI works close with numerous tier #1 system integrators that released their popular SteamBOX PC's.

Audio boost 2

Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards
Get up to three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, with optimal placement for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ gaming setup.


Learn more about the MSI Z97-Gaming 5

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the MSI Z97-Gaming 5

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • william b.
  • 7/16/2014 7:17:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the best

Pros: It looks cool.

Cons: I hate this board. It won't read my boot drive half of the time and makes me un-hook my other drives and then restart before it sees windows. It makes you use the + & - keys to change any voltage / cpu values in bios, no slider, no click and scroll or enter your own. I also found out recently that it only has 4 analog phases on it that are doubled. Almost everyone else has moved to digital which includes Gigabyte / Asus's budget boards.

Other Thoughts: Should have stayed with Gigabyte and ignored the visual flare which seems to be Msi's only selling point. This things acts like it should have been 75 dollars and not 150.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Reid A.
  • 7/14/2014 10:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Great look
And great potential

Cons: DOA
I built my PC with all compatible parts and my PC would turn on for seconds and then shut off.
Low fan levels and temp reader was way wacko.

Other Thoughts: Will not say I'm a verified owner.
It is because my mother ordered it for me.
I can prove I have it if need be.

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.

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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ryan G.
  • 7/12/2014 7:08:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK for about 3 weeks bios update issues

Pros: Great board, when it worked

Cons: kept powering on,on its own as well as cpu stability issues with 4770k . Had been updating bios as I know this is a new chipset. There has been 3 bios updates so far since release. This last bios update I did today 7/12 made computer go to blue screen of deaht windows 8.1 and now I cant boot. I have tried everything as well as resetting CMOS. Can't get any video. Waiting on MSI tech support. The number on box is international for me and was going to cost me money. Waiting on email for fix. Newegg is 1 day out of 30 day return. So if I can't get replacment form MSI.. I'm not looking good and neither is MSI. 2nd time in 20 years I have gone away from Asus for MSI. And have had a bad experience. Come on MSI! Help me out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
Do you reside in the US? if you are and 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.

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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Christian W.
  • 7/10/2014 3:28:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Nice packaging.
Lots of extras in box.

Cons: Doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: It displays error code "00" or maybe "0D" for a second or two then immediately shuts down. I tried reseating the CPU and heatsink but it didn't help. I also tried several different RAM configurations, as well as removing my video card - the problem persisted. I ended up taking it to a PC repair shop to help diagnose and they informed me the motherboard seemed to be defective. I guess I will try returning it and hoping that I get a better one. Not impressed with MSI's quality control...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
All of our boards were fully tested from the factory during QC control.

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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jim P.
  • 7/9/2014 8:17:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is a quality product

Pros: I've had very good luck with MSI with an earlier computer built (built several computers) and wanted to stay with what I knew.
As a bonus this time around, I went with a new cabinet (Case cooler master (SGC-2100-KWN3), Rosewill capstone-750 power, and Samsung SSD. Talk about booting fast and being dead quiet with several fans blowing. It's spoiled me such that I may have to rethink my other computer that sounds like a small tornado.

Cons: The only Con that I could think of is that MSI's website uses a funky dark layout which I found hard to read at times. But how often do you have to refer to the manufacturer's website?

Other Thoughts: I sure have enjoyed this motherboard and if I had to do it again for any reason, I'd pick the same one.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Kelly A.
  • 7/3/2014 3:21:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsvery impressed !

Pros: I scored this board at M.C. , bundled with a 4790k . Coming from a z77 Biostar tz77xe4 and 3570k the performance and features are definitely noticed. This being my first MSI board I gotta say .... I like what I'm seeing. The bios is great easy to navigate and plenty of customization and tuning. I haven't tried the o.c. genie yet but will update. Upon boot and setup the bios updated and flashed without a hitch , to the latest version. MSI update suite is awesome . Audio is outstanding , the board has so much to offer between the software included and features. I was diehard asrock and biostar but this board is not to be slept on !

Cons: No clear CMOS button .

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Gene G.
  • 6/28/2014 7:50:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's good

Pros: Got it setup with the i5-4670K pretty fast with no glitches.No problems for about 2 weeks.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good product with fast shipping.Thanks Newegg.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Paul F.
  • 6/28/2014 11:11:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: *good layout
*multimeter points for checking voltages
*debug LEDs that remain useful after boot by displaying CPU temp
*many USB ports (which was pretty important for me, as I intend to use a wide array of peripherals).
*over all, really great value

Cons: *Killer networking chipset has more CPU overhead than Intel equivalent. (but the difference is probably unnoticeable in real world usage)

Other Thoughts: *Came from an older AMD platform and was initially confused why I seemingly couldn't change voltage and multiplier setting in the BIOS. Figured now days you just select the values you want to change with the arrow keys and then go straight to typing in values, rather than initially hitting enter to open a new dialog to enter values. No changing "auto" to "manual" settings either, just type in the values you want where applicable.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Raymond e.
  • 6/27/2014 8:53:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome board for its price

Pros: This motherboard is an amazing value for what it has to offer it includes a SLI bridge its a bit longer the your average bridge but hey it gives you lots of room to put more GPU's in. the bios laid out is very nice, plenty of PWM fan connections and the color is nice it goes with my black and red theme.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: My build
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS
Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5
CPU: INTEL i7 4790K
GPU's: 2 x ASUS GeForce GTX 760 w/2GB GDDR5 and DirectCU ii
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1866Mhz
HDD 1:Seagate 500GB
SSD: Kingston 120GB
Liquid Cooling: Corsair H100i
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Corey G.
  • 6/26/2014 10:19:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThanks MSI

Pros: Worked out of the box.
Detected my Corsair Dominator GT's.
Worked with my 120gb Revodrive pci-e ssd.
Looks very nice.
Very thick PCB. Hardly no flex.

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: Using Intel i5-4670k w/ stock cooler for now.
MSI z97-gaming5 *this board*
Corsair Dominator GT 8gb @ 2133mhz
EVGA GTX 560 SC. *kind of old*
Corsair TX750w PSU.
120gb revodrive pci-e ssd.

Detected my ram as 1600mhz but a small option in the bios fixed everything. 0 problems at all setting this board up. Everything in total took 1 hour.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...

Protect Your Investment!

    • (more options) read warranty details
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Motherboards > 
Intel Motherboards > 
MSI > 
Item#: N82E16813130770
Related Products
Model Brand MSI Model Z97M Gaming Supported CPU ...
Model Brand L337 Gaming Model Z97 MACHINE Supported ...
Model Brand GIGABYTE Model GA Z97X Gaming GT ...
Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Supports 4th and 5th ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau