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MSI MSI Gaming 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 3300*(*OC)/ 3200*/ 3100*/ 3000*/ 2800*/ 2666*/ 2600*/ 2400*/ 2200*/ 2133*/ 2000*/ 1866*/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the MSI Z97 GAMING 5

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  • Jonathon B.
  • 2/4/2016 5:14:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Quality and Looks Great

Pros: I just built my first PC with this Motherboard. Directions were easy to follow. The motherboard had everything I needed and there were no surprises during install. It looks great and more importantly it performs great.

Currently using this motherboard with a i4690k processor and GTX970 video card. Performance is awesome on this PC without overclocking. Looking forward to overclocking and seeing what this can really do.

Cons: None

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  • Cory P.
  • 2/2/2016 7:15:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard except for the Networking

Pros: Overall an ok motherboard if you don't plan on using the internet heavily. Nice design, GUI is ok

Cons: Network adapter is miserable. For a gaming mobo to come with such a horrible network driver is absurd. Don't plan on streaming any gameplay, do plan on dealing with the Killer Network Manager and all the headaches it causes. Longest I've ever maintained a stable stream is for an hour.

Other Thoughts: If you don't plan on streaming your gameplay then you can probably work around the issues with the Network Adapter if you're willing to put the time into Googling. If you do plan on streaming, look elsewhere. Definitely not worth the $180 if you are going to have to buy additional components because the stuff built in can't function.

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  • Anthony K.
  • 2/2/2016 1:25:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI have a problem with this

Pros: -I don't have any because the product will not work

Cons: -The customer service is unbelievably terrible. I called three times in 5 minutes because the first two guys didn't ask me questions that needed to be asked about my problem, and I couldn't understand them what so ever. Then the third guy just hung up on me.
-My motherboard is having an error "Over current in the USB Ports, shutting off in 15 seconds.
-I need my questions answered and I want to be able to send this in to get looked at, this is ridiculous! I want to complain about the service I received because it was pathetic for a big company like MSI!!! I want a response back and my questions answered. I am tired of getting redirected to websites and other phone numbers. What are you going to do about it MSI?!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anthony,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. We will review your reported incident if you contacted MSI support department and have this issue did you have the representative names? 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 and ensure you have latest BIOS for best result. Check the USB devices and power supply.
3. If possible do a clean install of window and update drivers for best result. www.MSI.com
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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2016 9:23:27 PM

1 out of 5 eggsBroken USB3.0 port, horrible customer service

Pros: Solid bios, good board before it broke.

Cons: Bad manufacturing, broke USB3.0 port after unplugging it ONCE. It just came clean off, customer service expect me to pay for repair and shipping.

Read a bit about companies customer policies and reviews before you purchase from anyone. Quick google for MSI customer service has showed me that sadly there are lots of people going through the same issues.

Other Thoughts: Anyone can have issues, what make companies stand out is what they do once they receive a claim. There are 2 things a company should never do. Try to weasel their way out and/or put the responsibility and expense for bad manufacturing on their customers. Sadly MSI missed in all accounts and I cannot recommend any of their products.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Sorry to hear about your feedback. Please note that MSI use the latest and greatly components for our products. I see that you're "not" a verified owner of this product. Who did you purchase the motherboard from? Was it an open box or refurbish item? If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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

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  • Total T.
  • 1/24/2016 5:45:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome board for all

Pros: Awesome board, attractive, easy OC options,on board audio completely replaces add on cards and then some. On board LED lights rock including digital temp and trouble shooting display.

Cons: no poster WTH

Other Thoughts: recommend to all

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  • Bryan B.
  • 1/23/2016 9:52:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Motherboard

Pros: -Seated it in my case, connected everything, ran the bios check, passed, then continued to hook everything to it. Closed up my case installed OS and other programs and games. Sat back and enjoyed my newly built pc. Works awesome with my i7 4790K!!!!

Cons: Was kinda skeptical since I read some reviews about it being DOA out of the box and other complaints. That's why I spent the extra money and bought the Newegg warranty to go with it.

Other Thoughts: Took a chance from a friends recommendation, and glad I did. He swears by MSI so i trust him. No issues so far with this motherboard. High five and good game to the folks at MSI!!!!

OS: Win 10 Pro
CPU: Intel Core I7 4790K @ 4.0Ghz
Ram: Cosair Vengeance Pro 16gig(8x2)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 980
Storage: 500gb Samsung SSD 850 Evo
250gb Samsung SSD 840 Evo
Seagate 2TB external hard drive
Heatsink: Stock Intel one, I don't plan on overclocking at this time.
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

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  • stephen a.
  • 1/16/2016 7:49:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Good for the money!

Pros: Works great with my i5-4690k Devils Canyon Quad core. Easy to install and has a lot of Bang for the Buck, if you have a budget this board is the one for you.

Cons: no wifi

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  • Wilson L.
  • 1/15/2016 9:01:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work out of box

Pros: Nice lights

Cons: Audio issue right out of the box. Set up everything fine then inputed headphones where here was a popping, cracking in the audio. I've reinstalled drivers and unplugged wires to try to find the issue. Other reviewers have the same issue where the motherboard is at fault.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend this motherboard due to this issue, causing lots of stress from this part.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Wilson,
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 speaker and connection.
3. If possible do a clean install of window and update drivers for best result. www.MSI.com
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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  • Shaun C.
  • 1/12/2016 8:53:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and Newegg discontinued after I RMA'd

Pros: - The error code can easily be seen on the board

Cons: - The error code reference is not listed in the manual or treats a 0 as a D.
- The board doesn't work
- Newegg accepted RMA for replacement but discontinued the board. [Or that's what the rep said] So obviously something is amiss.

Other Thoughts: Yeah - just avoid this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Shaun,
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. Inspect the CPU socket for any possible bent pin.
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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  • Arber D.
  • 1/10/2016 3:02:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, but some things should be made more clear

Pros: -Attractive color scheme
-Bios is great!
-Audio quality is also good
-All sata ports are 6 Gb/s
-On-board cpu temp monitor
-Feels like it is of high quality
-IO shield looks great and is of high quality
-Drivers were easy to find and install

Cons: -I cannot stress this enough. It does not support Wi-Fi. It needs to be much more apparent. I fixed this issue with a 30 foot Ethernet cable, but would have liked to know this beforehand

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this for a red/black build, but think that there are better mobos for the price in a different color scheme

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