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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)
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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  • Ken M.
  • 9/1/2015 2:58:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Quality Mobo

Pros: The MSI z97 Gaming 5 motherboard is very well made. It is very nice to look at and has plenty of USB ports, both 3.0 and 2.0. The HDMI port was a nice add to. I also loved the metal shield decal that came with it. Looks great on my Phanteks Ethoos Pro case where I can proudly represent the mobo and MSI GTX 970 diplayed in the tower.
MSI has earned a customer for life (until they let me down).

Cons: The only cons I have is the wonky BIOS. It is not very easy to navigate at times and the OC Genie is far too conservative and they should improve this function as it tends to over volt for the performance. Would also like to see separate "reset to defaults" for each section instead of 1 master set to defaults for when you want to leave boot order in tact and just reset OC variables.
The audio even with the direct power cable to my PSU is quiet during dialogue and loud during explosions/action causing me to scramble for my mouse to adjust the sound with my klipsch stereo.

Other Thoughts: I am using a USB dongle to connect via WiFi so I can not comment on the killer broadband device yet, will direct wire to it this weekend.

Overall the is a fantastic mobo for the price and I am very happy with it.

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  • Cameron K.
  • 8/25/2015 1:47:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs all my games very well!
Has tons of USB and SATA ports
Very clean looking board!
I love the CPU temp LED on the board!

Cons: None. Very happy with this purchase

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  • Zach D.
  • 8/20/2015 2:30:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: -Sleek
-red/black color theme and sweet looking dragon logo
-Worked without any problems to speak of
-Bios is set up very nicely

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my first build ever and have to say I love everything about it, everything from how the BIOS is set up to the audio boost feature. Would highly recommend this to a friend doing a build.

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  • Jeremy Y.
  • 8/15/2015 10:36:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere for XFi

Pros: The board looks good, performance is nice and responsive. BIOS supports plenty of options and seems to be very stable. bonus points for being able to support an PCIe or SATA format M.2 card.

Cons: Audio. I bought this expecting that Creative Cinema 2 would have the familiar options that I have enjoyed on my XFi Titanium. Creative Cinema 2 actually *disables* the Realtek EQ and you're stuck with the presets inside Creative Cinema 2 with no way to adjust the EQ for your setup.

Other Thoughts: I wish I had purchased the Gigabyte gaming 5 instead -- it has Creative XFi MB with the featureset that I'm looking for.
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Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product hardware or software, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or contact us by phone 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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  • Parker S.
  • 8/11/2015 10:00:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival.

Pros: It's pretty.

Cons: Bad packaging, no padding, dead on arrival. I've tried everything that I know how, no peripherals, just JPOW1/2 connected, can't get any power to it. PSU works with the provided tester. Hopefully I get a working one when I RMA....

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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  • Ryan D.
  • 8/7/2015 12:16:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhere do I begin...

Pros: From the first '5 that I built, I was extremely satisfied with how little I had to do to make this build work.

Even if you are new to building, or experienced, it is my opinion that this may be one of the best bios systems out there.

Like any other BIOS, it does have it's quirks, but it operates exactly as it should.

Cosmetics and brand hyping aside, this mother board is so reliable, and easy to work with, I have personally built a total of 6 more computers, just for my close friends and family.

With the exact setup as I own. That is SIX gaming '5's.

And they are so worth it. I could not say that my build's are 'PRO'.
It's possible that anyone could find a better performing system for the same cost. Please, post a youtube stating why your build eek's out what ever amount more. I like learning.

But for the current price, which is now under the original 200 I spent locally, I don'[t think you could ask for anything better from this item. (again, I bought six...)

Cons: I honestly cannot wait until x16 x16 x16 x16 becomes a thing, I reckon.

Bottle-necks of x16 x 4 x4 really seem...primitive.

Other Thoughts: I honestly think you should buy this one. if you'r looking for a good HASWELL/DEVILS mobo.

Also, I'm not a stranger to msi, I've used various components from them before.
I've bought mobos from almost all the main manufacturers.
This is the first motherboard from any company that, after buying and building six, worked everytime, out of the box, no issues, no questions.

Maybe that's to be just EXPECTED of a service provider.
However, I think that my experience with at least these units alone, it has got to say something about how MSI operates.

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  • Landon V.
  • 8/3/2015 10:47:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDead

Pros: This board is very fast. Currently running with an i7 4790k and 16 Gb of ram. 2 SSD in a Raid 0. Makes 3D modeling nice and gaming fast.

Cons: After a month and a half of having this board and running 2 NVidia cards on it one of the pcie slots have failed and of course this is after the warranty expired.

Other Thoughts: Get the extended warranty if you buy this mobo

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).
2. If possible verify the video card on another working board to check or another working video card on this board to test.
3. Please note MSI provide "3 years" warranty on our motheboards and Video cards product line.
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.

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

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  • Andrew S.
  • 7/31/2015 6:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Great Card

Pros: It may not have the top of the line bells and whistles but it had everything I wanted and them some. Red Dragons! It's chip set and software works excellent with Intel hardware. The Gaming App is the boss and I like the MSI Intel Extreme Tuning.

Cons: Careful with all the UEFI settings and the installation of operational software. Some offered software and settings you don't need. It is based on hardware. Continue to learn the tech speak (new features) so you get the best.

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  • nicholas l.
  • 7/31/2015 4:16:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks great, works great

Pros: -Good integrated audio
-Most of the plugs for cable management are located right on the outside of the board, aside from a few system fans.
-A lot of good USB slots!
- Easy to navigate bios with a ton of overclocking settings.

Cons: -Only comes in red color scheme!
-The system fan outlets aren't in my most favorable spots...some are in hard to reach places which may make them unuseable/an eyesore.
- While the bios has a lot of options, this may be overwhelming for some

Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this motherboard and personally have no qualms with it, aside from the sad placement of 2 of the 3 system fan plugs.

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  • Evan L.
  • 7/28/2015 11:15:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Mobo

Pros: Solid board
Great Bios
Won't break the bank
Looks greats

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: I've been running this with a 4790k for a couple of months without issue. The board itself has a very solid constructions and feels high quality. This board is a great choice if you are looking for a red and black custom build.

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