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Motherboard

MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

(110 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z97-GAMING 5

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1150

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel Z97

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2000
  • DDR3-2133
  • DDR3-2200
  • DDR3-2400
  • DDR3-2600
  • DDR3-2666
  • DDR3-2800
  • DDR3-3000
  • DDR3-3100
  • DDR3-3200
  • DDR3-3300

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

3

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

4

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    Ryanmmax
    • 54 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build Black Savings

    Love setting up snazzy fan curves! BUT I wish you could use GPU temps to control some of the fans... Then it would be perfect for me.

    AlreadyTurk
    • 45 points
    • 45 months ago

    Very nice motherboard, even though i hated the red and painted it green, it was very worth it in the end... No issues with anything to do with this motherboard...

    Prizem
    • 36 points
    • 57 months ago

    from completed build Dark Rainbow

    Lots of good options to play with. BIOS is so easy to use. Newegg nicely had it all up to date before shipping. Board is nicely organized, and instructions are easy to follow. Has room to expand your options and simply OC.

    Klifster
    • 36 points
    • 55 months ago

    from completed build Machination

    Since I'm quite an audiophile, the on-board chip for the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 is much appreciated. OC Genie is also very easy to use whether you're a beginner or already a pro. Dedicated USB ports for keyboards and mice added to its value, though I haven't felt much 'faster response' for my keyboard.

    DeadWithoutWifi
    • 33 points
    • 55 months ago

    This MOBO has plenty of usb ports, looks awsome, and does the job well

    dasangrypanda
    • 32 points
    • 54 months ago

    from completed build Puff The Magic Dragon

    Happy with this purchase, great buy at this price range. It has ample SATA connectors, great on-board audio, and a nice solid build quality. If I had to nit-pick I'd say that the placing of the fan headers is a little strange, and the BIOS GUI is only okay.

    horace528
    • 30 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build The First of Many

    This board had just enough features, with having exactly enough fan headers, and the 6 SATA ports were more then enough. Also happy with both SLI and Crossfire as an option for the future, for somewhat of a lower price. All in all, a pretty reliable board.

    anerickso
    • 29 points
    • 58 months ago

    from completed build Melange

    This has been great at everything except sound. I had my speakers plugged into the back audio panel and they were very low. I read some other reviewers who had similar issues. I could not solve the problem so I just decided to get a sound card. Now the sound is phenomenal, so I guess it really was the board. I updated all my drivers and messed with a number of different options, nothing worked. It could be the board in general, or my particular board. I am glad though that I was pushed to buy a sound card. The very inexpensive ASUS Xonar DGX is great.

    xHuggs
    • 28 points
    • 45 months ago

    Got this because it goes great with my MSI Red build. Very easy to install and the BIOS is very simple to operate.

    CaptainFishSticks
    • 26 points
    • 55 months ago

    from completed build Project: LANCER

    Had this alongside Micro Center's Intel Core i5 bundle deal, where I buy an Intel processor bundled with a Motherboard of my choice. Honestly, this was the most logical for what I needed -- and what I needed were more USB slots, for all of my peripherals. Performance on the Motherboard is also stellar, and the overclocking capabilities are amazing.

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