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MSI MSI Gaming X99S Gaming 9 ACK LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel X99
  • Core i7 (LGA2011-v3)
  • DDR4 3333*(*OC)/ 3110*/ 3000*/ 2750*/ 2666*/ 2600*/ 2400*/ 2200*/ 2133

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X99S GAMING 9 ACK

YOUR STREAM. YOUR GAME. YOUR FAME.
  • Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 processors Extreme Edition in LGA 2011-3 socket
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4-3333(OC) Memory
  • ACK: Use Killer DoubleShot Pro to combine Killer WIFI with Killer LAN for the best online gaming experience
  • Turbo M.2 : Delivering next generation M.2 Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s
  • SATA Express + USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Streaming Engine: Fantastic Full HD hardware streaming at 60 Mbps without impacting CPU performance
  • Multi-GPU: 4-Way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • OC Engine: Reach higher overclocking results with more flexible BCLK adjustments at 100/125/167MHz.
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • USB Audio Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Show off you skills to the world with a 2 year premium license for this popular streaming software
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Gaming App: Boost your framerate
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Benefit from Creative software to get a more realistic surround sound experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

THE BEST GAMING WEAPONS AT HAND

  • Amazing sound with Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • USB Audio Power
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
  • Push your SSD to the limit with Turbo M.2 & SATA-Express
  • Show off your gaming skills to the world with XSplit Gamecaster
  • SteamOS ready out of the box
  • Military Class 4 components
  • Super stable with Guard-Pro
  • Specialized production lines just for GAMING motherboards
  • OC Genie 4
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Boost your FPS with the MSI GAMING App
  • Click BIOS 4 (click here to visit our dedicated BIOS page)
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards (SLI & CrossFire certified)
  • Take control with Command Center & Live Update 6
  • OC Essentials
X99S GAMING 9 ACK KILLER™ DOUBLESHOT PRO

Killer™ DoubleShot Pro combines Killer Ethernet and WiFi adapters, built for superior online traffic speeds and low latency. Advanced Stream Detect™ automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games.

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X99S GAMING 9 ACK Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.
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LOWEST LATENCY, FASTEST SPEEDS

Enjoy the best possible online gaming experience. Wireless AC Killer has 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N solutions. The biggest advantage is lower latency when gaming. Killer WI-FI has up to 3.5x times lower latency than other WI-FI solutions.

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TEAM UP KILLER LAN WITH KILLER WIFI

Introducing world's first Killer LAN & Wireless gaming connection on a motherboard, the X99S GAMING 9 ACK offers unmatched gaming performance. Smart teaming combines both LAN & Wireless for the best possible gaming experience. The Killer Network Manager decides which apps runs on which connection for gaming traffic optimization. Truly unique is using Killer LAN and Killer WIFI combined for insane networking speeds.

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STREAMING ENGINE

Hardware streaming without FPS impact! 1080p quality with 60Mbps bitrate

RECORD AND STREAM ALL OF YOUR IN-GAME ACTIVITY WHILE ENJOYING YOUR GAMES AT MAXIMUM FPS

Because X99 lacks an integrated GPU, Intel Quicksync is no longer available to help while streaming your gaming activity. MSI Streaming Engine captures video real-time through a dedicated hardware solution making sure you are free of any impact on CPU performance, where other solutions demand vital resources highly impacting FPS performance.

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X99S GAMING 9 ACK Record your gaming activities at amazing 1080p quality with 60Mbps bitrate, without sacrificing CPU and graphics performance.

  • AVerMedia encoding chip
  • HD H.264 Hardware Compression
  • 1080p Full HD recording
  • 60 Mbps bitrate
  • No CPU and GPU performance impact
  • Optimized for XSplit Gamecaster
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WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS OR JUST MAKE A FUN GAMING VIDEO FOR YOUR FRIENDS?


XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 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.

VIDEO EDITOR

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Assemble and edit your recordings using the simple and straightforward video editor.

GAME DETECTION

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Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game.

REALTIME NOTES

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Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations

RECORD & STREAM

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Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream & record all of your gaming activities

OC ENGINE



Run into unstable situations when pushing your CPU to the limit? This occurs because the internal clocks are linked through the 100 MHz BCLK strap. Thanks to a integrated Clock Generator, MSI motherboards support more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps.

Using these straps prevents system crashing while overclocking on the edge and opens doors to achieve the absolute maximum. The MSI X99 motherboards all come with the next generation Clock Generator offering even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under extreme conditions.
DDR4

MORE SPEED, MORE BANDWIDTH, LESS POWER



MSI engineers made sure you can enjoy high speed DDR4 compatibility. DDR4 brings higher memory speeds at even lower power usage as low as 1.2v.

DDR4 offers higher volume sticks, this means larger memory configurations are possible up to 128GB.
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DRAGON ARMOR

Much like the design of the I/O Cover, this awesome looking piece of protective shield helps to keep the audio signal pure, preventing interference from other components. This is extremely important when demanding high quality sound.

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PROTECTIVE I/O COVER

A black design I/O Cover with GAMING 9 imprinted doesn't only look cool, but it also protects against Electro Magnetic Interference. Making sure whatever device you connect, you will always receive a pure signal.

X99S GAMING 9 ACK REWARD YOUR EARS WITH TRUE QUALITY
Get ready for ear-drum shattering 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.

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.

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.

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.

EMI SHIELDING



To shield the audio core from EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) caused by other add-in cards the audio chip is protected by a high-grade EMI cover with backlight illumination.
X99S GAMING 9 ACK DEDICATED HEADHPONE AMPLIFIER

Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dedicated 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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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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  • Acoustic series
  • Lower Tolerance
  • Lower Dielectric Absorption
  • Lower ESR
  • Lower Leakage Current
  • Higher Stability


X99S GAMING 9 ACK X99S GAMING 9 ACK GOLDEN AUDIO CONNECTORS

With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

  • Up to 600O crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics
  • Dedicated amplified output (red) optimized for studio-grade headgear
  • Superb signal conductivity and will not wear over time
X99S GAMING 9 ACK 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.

Only 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.

BENEFITS

  • Enhances USB Audio Quality
  • Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
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X99S GAMING 9 ACK 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 10 Gb/s.
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EVEN HARDER WITH TURBO M.2


Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.

NEXT GENERATION M.2


Turbo M.2 is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering 3 times more performance up to 32 Gb/s using Gen3 x4. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. All latest generation Intel® based MSI motherboards feature Turbo M.2 storage.
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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 PCs.
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MILITARY CLASS 4 COMPONENTS



Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke and Dark CAP will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.
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HI-C CAP


A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.
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SUPER FERRITE CHOKE


Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke 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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DARK 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.
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Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.

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With MSI ECO Center you can physically cut the power to unused chips to save up to 19% power usage.


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10% Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.

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All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.

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Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.

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All MSI motherboards comply with stringent American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.

X99S GAMING 9 ACK FOCUS ON QUALITY

We put extra effort in increasing customer satisfaction. Our RMA rate has drastically decreased in the last few years.

To achieve the highest quality the MSI GAMING motherboards are developed by our most senior engineers on the most advanced production lines.

We are continuously improving our customer services, so in case you might run into a problem you can be assured we offer a fast response to your questions and hand you in depth information on the subject.
X99S GAMING 9 ACK GAMING DEVICE PORT

MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games.

Gaming benefits
  • More responsive
  • Smoother gameplay
  • Faster reactions

Technical benefits

  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxidation
X99S GAMING 9 ACK OC GENIE 4

OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU, memory and iGPU. X99S GAMING 9 ACK
X99S GAMING 9 ACK BOOST YOUR FRAME RATE

Outperform your competition with the MSI GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's overclocking.

Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:
  • Silent
  • Gaming
  • OC


This allows you to tune the system to your pleasure without any technical knowledge of overclocking. Scenamax quickly adjusts color temperature and contrast to the viewing scenario.
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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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OPTIMIZED FOR MULTIPLE GRAPHICS CARDS

You can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.
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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.

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.

UNLIMITED RAMDISK



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

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

SUPER CHARGER



With MSI Super Charger you can simply deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console.
This allows you to quickly charge these devices for use when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.

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USB REDRIVERS



USB 3.0 signal integrity suffers with longer cable length. The special USB 3.0 Redrivers on GAMING motherboards, connected to the internal USB 3.0 ports, enable you to use longer USB 3.0 cables, especially in larger chassis.



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SMART FAN CONTROL



Smart Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans on the motherboard, convenient for gamers and overclockers;

  • Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans
  • Set profiles
  • Record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file.

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DRAGON HEATSINK



With an awesome product comes an inspiring heatsink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heatsink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.




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OC ESSENTIALS

A small set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard.

  • Increase stability
  • Assist in trouble shooting
  • Allow you to keep your complete system in check
  • Allow for simple management
This way you can keep your mind on gaming and be confident that you have the tools to maximize your performance.
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CONNECTIVITY



Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

AUDIO BOOST 2
  • 30µg Gold plated Audio Connectors
  • Amplified Audio

USB AUDIO POWER
  • Optimized stable 5V USB ports
  • Best sound quality for external DACs

GAMING DEVICE PORT
  • Optimized for high-rate gaming keyboards and mice
  • Triple gold plating for extended lifetime
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PACKAGE CONTENT

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick MSI GAMING case badge, a set of cable labels and the stylish all black M-shield.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Bad Board, terrible company

Pros: Looks good
Has some cool features

Cons: Since the day i bought my computer i've been having cold boot freezing issues. I called tech support and they told me it couldn't be the motherboard. Over the course of 3 years i've replacing components trying to fix the issue. I've replaced every component of my computer at this point and i'm still having the issues. So it was and still is the Mobo. What a waist of time and money.

Other Thoughts: Never going to buy MSI products again. Their tech support will refuse to help you by blaming it on other components.

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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. 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 | JC10152018051 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Great while it lasted..

Pros: Looks cool, worked almost as advertised..

Cons: Too many lights, died in two years, and setup was a pain. MSI tech support isn't all it's cracked up to be being based on a free forum.

Other Thoughts: MSI has great graphics cards, that being said I'll probably not be buying another MSI motherboard again due to several difficuties I've experienced over the two years with this one. The Turbo M.2 wasn't turbo, just M.2, the sound never worked, and the antenna system isn't worth hardly anything. Also trying to keep a bluetooth connection was almost impossible.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worst MB i never had... should stick with Asus

Pros: Nice looking

Cons: Die twice in 2 yers and take for ever to get back from warranty... 3 years warranty but die every years

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this EVER!

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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 inconveniences experienced with the product. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, 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, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com | 06232017010
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
nothing but issues

Pros: many ports
streaming engine built in (1 year)

Cons: very weak power system. in the two years of running this boar with no overclocking i have had the core regulator and the DDR1 regulator fail.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, 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, thank you.

Thanks for choosing MSI.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | KL04172017003 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Vey easy to install , no problems so far .

Pros: Great board , easy to install , zero problems so far and I own this board for a year now . I update bios when the new come out and that's it . Recognize every other headwear that I put in with no problems . Like the features , layout and love the Wi-Fi . I use my pc wireless because I use my other pc connected to the router in the other room and the internet speed is like wired connection I swear , awesome .
For me this board worked better end more stable as the new updates came out and installed but idk that may be only me .
I run core i7 5960 water cooled
32GB Corsair dominator platinum 2666
NVidia GTX 980 in SLI
Corsair Hx1200W PS
Samsung 850 pro 256
Win 10 64 pro
All in all works great no problems . Definitely recommend this board .

Cons: More LED would be nice :)

Other Thoughts: Month after use of pc I did something wrong by playing with bios (noob mistake) and pc just shoot down and didn't want to stars . All I could hear was clicking over and over and nothing on the screen . I called MSI and they responded right away in like 10 seconds on my first call . They helped me to re flash the bios and everything was great after . They even asked me if I want to send the board to the factory free of charge but there was no need for that . So great costumer service at the time , thanks MSI .

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Well laid out, but burns out unexpectedly

Pros: Nice motherboard. Came with many extra parts, too. Well laid out, with plenty of space where it's needed (in a Cooler Master HAF X case with a Noctua NH-U14S heatsink). My heatsink had plenty of room over the memory chips. Connectors were located conveniently near the edges of the motherboard in most cases. Everything assembled perfectly, and I've had no issues running it up to this point. You can access their manual on their website prior to buying it, which makes it convenient to look up any compatibility issues.

Cons: Only one - memory. While this board can run up to 128 GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, you can't get individual or paired sticks of 16 GB each. You can either purchase a full 128 GB set (at well over $1000), or you can buy pairs of 8GB sticks, which are a throwaway once 16GB sticks become available. Those are your only options as of 09/2015. 32 GB of RAM (4 x 8GB) cost me over $200, and throwing away that much money angers me. While it's not MSI's fault, it is a genuine consideration if you're building a computer that will last more than 5 years (as I did), and plan on upgrading to 128 GB eventually (as I do). Lastly, only 127 GB is recognized by the board, but I doubt anyone who gets 128GB of RAM will care about that.

Other Thoughts: With an Intel I7-5930K processor and 32GB of RAM, this board flies. Memory gripes aside, this is seems to be a solid board. However...

Update 06/12/2016: I shut down my system to grab some food, came back, tried to turn my computer on, and it was dead. Checked the UPS, checked the monitor with another computer, swapped the HDMI cable, swapped out the video card for a test card, and all the internal fans were running so it wasn't the power supply. No BIOS screen, no nothing. This board lasted all of about 7 - 8 months and died. Now, I have to buy the same board because I can't afford to replace the memory for some other board (and then send this one back to be fixed). I'm very angry right now. Can't anyone make equipment that lasts 5 years any more?

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Was a decent board.

Pros: I liked the built in streaming feature, it was fun for me. The board was great, had a lot of great options, such as switching between two different bios, the OC genie for over clocking extremely easily, and some other great functionalities.

Cons: Board died about 6 months after I got it. Just now getting around to RMAing it through the manufacturer.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Beautiful Garbage

Pros: Its really pretty

Cons: Never booted consistently
Died after a few months
Ill need to replace it and spend more money

Other Thoughts: Because It died i'm extremely behind on work now and can't do anything about it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Shawn,
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA can you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected firmly, clear CMOS.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible test system outside of the case to eliminate any possible ground/short issue.
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.

Thanks for choosing MSI

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