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MSI Z97A GAMING 7 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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MSI USB 3.1 2X FASTER

USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gbps, doubling the speed compared to USB 3.0 and 20x faster than legacy USB 2.0. 3.1 is even faster than SATAIII! Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster.

Feature

  • -2x faster than USB 3.0
  • -20x faster than USB 2.0
  • -Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
  • -Boost transfer rate between your PC and external storage devices.
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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.

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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 isolated the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.

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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.

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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 enviroments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.

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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.

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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 motherboards 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.

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KILLER® E2200 GAME NETWORKING

The Killer® E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality steaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically dtects 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.

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PUSH YOU SSD EVEN HARDER WITH TURBO M.2

Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATAIII connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.

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WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR SKILL 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.



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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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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
made me wait 3 weeks just to cancel on me. 1/25/2019 10:35:00 PM

Pros: none

Cons: no comunication with the customer

Overall Review: thought i was getting a good deal for once and then they had to cancel on me. i really needed that mb too

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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 would like to get some answers as to why your order may have been canceled, we recommend reaching out to Newegg! Keep in mind that this review does nothing but harm the product and the manufacturer as it is not a reflection of the product, but instead the service that you received (which is unfortunately out of the manufacturer's control in most cases like this). 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 | JC01282019051 | usreview@msi.com
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Board 5/27/2018 7:46:45 PM

Pros: Mine been working since 2015 when i got it and have not had any problems with it. It's the year 2018 and still works.

Cons: I have none it's still working since 2015 when i bought it.

Overall Review: The people that by boards here on newegg over clock the memory or cpu and graphic cards and wonder why your board doesn't work after 6 months. I been looking at bad reviews on here for years and when i buy a board or hard drive from newegg i don't have any problems with them. If people quit pushing the boards they last for years i am proof of that.

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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
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Great for about a year. 8/23/2017 7:53:05 PM

Pros: -The board is jam-packed with features
-Love the BIOS
-1-touch OC button in BIOS & on motherboard

Cons: -PCI lane stopped working after only 1 year

Overall Review: I built my PC about 3 years ago when I started college and threw in an MSI motherboard as part of the build. That board stopped working completely after only 1 year, and instead of RMAing it I thought it'd be better to just buy another board with more features. I bought the Gaming 7 board and it was excellent for the year that it worked. Unfortunately, my x16 lane stopped working completely (black screen, the whole deal) so I moved my 280X down one slot and it works fine there. I don't have any loss of performance playing games so I've just left my GPU in that second lane. I haven't had any issues with anything else other than that x16 lane, so I'm not going to replace the board anytime soon. When I do, however, I won't be buying one from MSI because it'll just be another headache waiting to happen.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Worked alright (for the first 6 months) 5/9/2017 6:59:38 AM

Pros: Worked as expected for the first 6 months.

Cons: I've always bought Asus motherboards up until this point, but decided to try MSI for my latest build. After a little over 6 months, my computer began booting to a black screen. After running through the usual troubleshooting, I determined that it was the motherboard. MSI customer support was alright, and I was able to get a replacement within a few weeks (which was too slow for my liking as I use my PC for work and school). I decided to just buy an Asus board in the interim (which has been working flawlessy ever since). Perhaps it was just a bad board, but after never having trouble with Asus boards for years now it left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Anonymous
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1/ 5
Avoid this board at all costs! 2/26/2017 4:29:03 AM

Pros: Has a lot of features

Cons: Dies fast and often

Overall Review: Avoid this board. Since purchased I've RMA'd it three times in the span of a year all for different things. Of course they send you a "refurbished" board which lasts even less than the original. This latest one? The Ethernet jack does not work. Period. And it refuses to boot for a RAM issue even though I've swapped it for different ram, in different DIMM spots, etc. I'm done wasting my time on this pile of junk and going to go get me an ASUS board that I know won't fail me.

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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 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
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great buy 2/14/2017 9:53:19 AM

Pros: -Perfect motherboard for the Z97 series intel cpus
-Still using to this day runs great everything spaced properly enough ports for everything

Cons: -none what so ever

Overall Review: If your still considering a Z97 board this is the one to get.

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Anonymous
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Ridiculous 12/9/2016 4:58:32 PM

Pros: None

Cons: Worst thing I have ever bought bios error 8 months after purchase can't even get an email or a phone call back from new egg or msi,about getting something done.

Overall Review: Wish someone from new egg or msi would contact me back this is ridiculous if I don't hear back I will never purchase anything from either company again and you best believe this won't be the last you hear from me
Contact :
Betravis@seu.edu

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Anonymous
Verified Owner
1/ 5
BIOS ERROR 11/8/2016 8:09:53 AM

Pros: Board has everything I want. Layout is perfect for me. Works well when running.

Cons: Bought, installed, six months bios error. RMA my dime, reinstalled, 2 months bios error. RMA their dime. Just received and reinstalled. Will update.

Overall Review: I do not recomment this board. There are plenty of others and this one has passed it's prime anyways. This is the first time with MSI and a motherboard. I'm not willing to give up on them because I have a graphics card that is 5 years old still running like a champ. Right now though I wish I had gotten the ASUS board.

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