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Stephen C.

Stephen C.

Joined on 11/16/19

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Great Mobo overall

MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I really like the OC features on this board. I also like the EZ LED feature as well. makes troubleshooting very easy if you run into anything.

Cons: The default BIOS settings are wonky. When it first powered up I wasnt fast enough to get into BIOS before it booted into the boot drive and it automatically changes settings for windows install. I decided to install windows first then go back and check out the settings. well, those default settings disabled the PCIE slots and would not recognize my dedicated GPU. I had no input signal showing up on my monitor which sent me into a deep deep research hole to figure out what was going on. What it ended up being was a BIOS setting. By default BIOS disables the integrated graphics as it should when a dedicated GPU is recognized on a PCIE slot. BUT, when it does that, BIOS doesnt change the setting to PEG and keeps it on IGD. Essentially, the board will only power its integrated graphics thats disabled at the same time. I had to pull the CMOS battery and reset BIOS to get anything onscreen so i could fix the setting. After that everything has been working like a charm.

Overall Review: Overall the board is great. I wouldn't recommend it to a first time builder though.

12/13/2019