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Klaus N.

Klaus N.

Joined on 08/04/10

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This is a great MB, build was easy and uneventful besides one minor obstacle

MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Of my four different builds this was the easiest (see below for the one minor problem). I wanted to upgrade my CPU to a 10th gen (got the i7 10700K) and my RAM to the Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4400. Overclocking the RAM was very easy and the setup is running stable.

Cons: The only minor problem was with the USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector. Instead of having the opening upwards as my previous MB had, it is sideways, meaning that there is very little room to attach the cable (maybe my case made it particular difficult as it has a metal bar that allows you to neatly have cables tucked away but it made it very hard for me to connect the cable) and if possible I would recommend to connect the cable right before securing the MB in the case

Overall Review: I would highly recommend this MB if you are planing on upgrading you CPU to a 10th gen. This is my first MSI MB but everything went smoothly and I am very happy with my new gaming rig. MY CPU usage went from my old CPU i5 6600K being at nearly 100% all the time playing Star Citizen to ranging from 15-50% and my GPU a RTX 2070 is now bottle-necking 'some times' but I will have to live with that for a while. This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program