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MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3200*(*OC)/ 3100*/ 3000*/ 2800*/ 2666*/ 2600*/ 2400*/ 2200*/ 2133*/ 2000*/ 1866*/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066

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Z97S SLI KRAIT EDITION

  • Supports 4th and 5th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
  • Supports DDR3-3300 (OC) Memory
  • SATA Express + M.2 + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gbps
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclocks in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • Smart Utilities: Easily Setup & Configure Intel® Technologies
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Classic Black & White

Looking for that creative, one-off build? Black & White design makes a system look modern, sophisticated and full of class. Famous case modders around the world cheer for our design choices.
Other vendors are also releasing black & white designed products, perfect to create a full black & white system.

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Push Your SSD to the Limit

Enjoy blazing fast system boot, insanely fast application loading, and stunning games with selected MSI 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.

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 up to 10Gbps.

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Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards

MSI motherboards feature one or more PCI Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running Nvidia® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ gaming setup

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Military Class 4



Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Dark Choke and Solid CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

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Super Ferrite Chokes


Super Ferrite Chokes use a ferrite core that is super-permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 35-degree (Celsius) lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

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Solid Cap


With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's has been a staple in high-end design mainboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Circuit Protection

With specially designed circuit protection, the MSI motherboard protects the CPU against overheating and USB devices from short circuiting.

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OC Genie 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.

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Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.

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Command Center



MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

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Live Update 6



MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.




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Unlimited RAMDisk



MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMDisk. With a RAMDisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20 times faster than a modern SSD.

  • Speed up system performance
  • Load complete game images
  • Speed up games, apps and browser
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Smart Utilities

The MSI Smart Utilities application helps to easily setup, configure and boost your systems' performance and more through Intel® key technologies:

  • Intel® Smart Response*
*This feature only works on platform/model that supports Intel® Smart Response technology.
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Fast Boot

No more endless waiting for your operating system to load! MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot lightning fast. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.

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4K UHD Support

Enjoy awesome 4K UHD video playback with MSI 9 Series motherboards. MSI motherboards that are equipped with HDMI ports support the latest 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) resolution to provide an unprecedented breathtaking visual experience.

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HDMI

Enjoy the awesome HD video playback now! MSI motherboards that have HDMI ports support the latest and the most innovative signal outputs to provide an unprecedented visual experience.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Be careful. Drivers are old. Bought this and I cannot get the ASUS motherboard to recognize it! I have burnt a ton of brain cells on this 2/15/2019 4:26:42 PM

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Does not work with Asus motherboard.. lots of posts. Word to the wise, look to see what the problems are before you buy this stuff

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you have experienced. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you require further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JC021520190051 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Do NOT Purchase 2/2/2019 7:00:01 AM

Pros: NONE

Cons: Dead on Arrival. No response from seller for over 2 weeks now. Requesting a charge back from the bank. Only purchase items directly from NEWEGG, no resellers. One egg review because there is no option for ZERO.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you have experienced. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you require further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JC02042019052 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Seems OK? 1/20/2019 12:39:00 AM

Pros: -Seems to be functioning properly. So far.

Cons: -Several prongs were bent. I've had to take tweezers to bend them back into place. They seem to be working so far. I hope I don't run into problems down the road. I 'm really avoiding returning because it took me about a month to receive.

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

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MSI Review Team
Anonymous
3/ 5
Okay motherboard 6/26/2018 9:01:12 PM

Pros: -It works

Cons: -Outdated
-Not any decent/extra ports

Overall Review: My ethernet port literally starts smoking and smelling when I plug up an ethernet cable. I have to replug it a few times for it to work.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenient experience. We recommend not using the smoking ethernet port! Use a separate NIC to prevent any future issue! If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you require further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JC06272018022 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great for the price I paid for it. 2/20/2018 9:10:55 AM

Pros: -SLI capable
-Black and White aesthetic
-decent amount of SATA ports
-M.2 capable

Cons: -not a great overclocker (expected for a $100 board)

Overall Review: I've owned this motherboard since 2015 and have been running my i5-4690k with an auto 100mhz OC since. This board has been stable. The board does everything I need. I have 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs currently connected to the board. I messed around with overclocking a few months ago and I can't get anything stable over the auto 100mhz OC. Maybe its the chip or the board. Either way, for what I paid for it, the board was worth it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
5/ 5
Love this board. 8/29/2017 3:04:23 PM

Pros: Great overclocking
Runs my 4790k at 5.1ghz
Runs my 1866mhz ram at 2133
M2 boot support
Looks amazing
Great price
Gorgeous bios screen

Cons: Can't find any

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Seems like a nice product, color is nice 5/22/2017 9:58:25 PM

Pros: product has a lot of little details that i need and/or like. does what it needs to, i like the colors.

Cons: this product was bought brand new with all other components brand new, after all installations and driver installs the audio dropped out, and we had a bit of video tearing as a result spent many days and weeks rewinding the installations and UN-installations and re-installations only to come to the idea that it was the hardware of the video cards and if so what one and if it was the motherboard, finally after having to go thru a ton of steps and issues we got thou with not going thru Newegg but with MSI and ultimately mailing it out to them on my experience, after paying somewhere between $60-$80 we got a new refurbish one and is currently using it and awaiting for any issues from the current one.

Overall Review: We went with an MSI motherboard and video cards, i feel perhaps i would have been better off going with another company, MSI just seems like they are more intrested in pushing out products and less of an intrest if they work or fixing their issues, customer support does not seem to be their strong suit....
on a final note, its current price is $135.74, but i feel i had paid something like $220 adding the shipping charge that MSI refused to cover for their defective product that was covered by their warrenty i spent over twice the amount of money to get my PC up and running. i hope the video cards and new board hold out, dont want to deal with MSI again

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI Z97 Krait Edition. We always value your feedback as it helps us to further develop our products. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences that you may have experienced while using this motherboard. If you have any questions regarding your motherboard, or if you have suggestions for helping us improve, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Once again, thank you for choosing MSI.

Best Regards,

MSI Review Team | AL06062017006 | usreview@msi.com
Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty decent board 4/15/2017 12:53:47 AM

Pros: - Great features, everything you would expect
- One of the only great looking black and white boards out there. looks absolutely magnificent.

Cons: - Not a lot of VRMs compared to other boards, so that limits overclocking just a bit

Overall Review: - It's not really MSI's top tier level of motherboard. If you're looking for that, look at their gaming series boards.

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