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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 3300(OC)/3000(OC)
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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.

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

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  • andrew L.
  • 2/16/2015 8:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice MoBo

Pros: Easy to put in and install, clean look, feels well built, good packaging and easy to use drivers CD

Cons: Drivers CD is filled with some bloatware, some of the software features are kinda finicky and hard to tell whether or not they are working, partricularly the super charger and OC genie.

Other Thoughts: 2 PC fan hookups and 3 system fans is enough for most people, but I need 2 more to fill up my case. Not the fault of the MoBo though I just need to buy some Y splitters.

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  • Christian P.
  • 2/14/2015 4:20:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVersion 1.9, no bios flash needed for 4790K

Pros: Another new system to replace my sons gaming rig.
Packaging was all good. 2x sata cords. Front panel adapters are nice, makes it easy to fit the tiny prongs while out of the case (genius).
Good manual, door knob sign included :).
Nice color scheme. Full size ATX, 9x screws to hold it in. Thick PCB board, not pliable at the 24 pin connector. 2x CPU fan posts, 3x system fan posts (all 4 pin).

Cons: 6x sata plug-ins at the lower right side, 2x are covered and hard to use with the R9 290 video card. Wish these plugs were a little further down the board. Sata used but plug-ins required before the video card goes in.
Utility disc worked fine, just uncheck whats not needed.

Other Thoughts: New build:
MSI Z97 Gaming 5
I7-4790K (no bios flash required (plug and play).
2x8G GSkill F3-12800 CL10D-16GBXL
Seagate 3 TB 7200 HD
Saphire R9 290 VGA
Corsair 750M
(older Antec 300 case, 4 x fans)
CoolerMaster 212 evo

All working well, system running cool, still burning in cpu thermal paste.
Bios is a bit odd but not hard to figure out.
First boot good.
Replacing a 2500K system, running well. Will overclock after a few weeks.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 2/8/2015 5:54:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Been using it since Thanksgiving and it's been a great board. It's been easy to overclock and I love the LED CPU temp readout.

Cons: I didn't install the included software, and this includes the Killer NIC stuff. If you Google search, you can get just a driver to use instead of the Killer NIC software that a lot of people seem to have trouble with.

Other Thoughts: Great board for the price.

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  • Hongling Y.
  • 2/5/2015 5:43:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Z97 board

Pros: It is not very expensive compare to Gaming 7 and 9 but it came with all the functions I need.

Cons: No on switch bottom and reset bottom on board. but could use a jumper.

Other Thoughts: It will be very nice if the MSI logo has light on.
6 SATA3 is okay I guess.

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  • Kyle N.
  • 2/3/2015 10:00:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card!!!

Pros: Socket 1150
Awesome bios UI
Good looking board

Cons: No Optical out for Astro Mixamps!!!!
that's it

Other Thoughts: This was an upgrade from an ASrock z77 extreme 4 and installation/setup was a breeze.

I was able to enter the bios quickly and customize an overclock on an i7-4790k @ 4.5ghz instantly. I play alot of League of Legends and the speed of this board and the 4790k has completely removed any fps bottlenecks I had with my gtx 780.

MSI has been a great company product wise.

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  • Matthew V.
  • 2/1/2015 9:53:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid, midrange gaming motherboard

Pros: Solidly built, good audio chip, no issues. Overclocks very well.

Cons: None to speak of.

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  • Zoheb R.
  • 1/26/2015 6:20:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect, it has two flaws

Pros: Great easy to use bios

Software that comes with it is great although some of them are unnecessary

MSI Fast boot boots my computer up in seconds

5 on board fan connectors

Perfect all around, almost no flaws

Could not ask for more

Cons: no reset CMOS button

Audio ports aren't color coded

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  • Robert D.
  • 1/18/2015 10:01:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI Z97 Gaming5

Pros: Great back panel set up. plenty of SATA 6 connectors.
Only running 1 PCiex16 now, has 3 available.
Audio Boost is excellent. Good utilities in the bundle.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Z97 chipset lets you latest gen Intel for the LGA 1150.

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  • Jose B.
  • 1/16/2015 1:00:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest motherboard ever owned

Pros: Price for all the features it offers, great quality, not sure what everyone else was having issues updating BIOS. I updated via MSI update software and had no issues very easy.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I've used Gigabyte and Asus brand motherboards which I have had nothing but issues glad I went with MSI.

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  • Kaylan N.
  • 1/10/2015 2:01:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI LOVE THIS BOARD

Pros: Pretty board. Well designed. Zero noise. Onboard graphics work great for a web surfing Linux box. Have a 980 ordered and will switch to win8 next week for heavy gaming.

Love the onboard CPU heat display. Love the color scheme. Love the overall layout.

Cons: Its not available. That's a con. For you. Not me. I own it already. Suck an egg.

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