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MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.7 Average / 11 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z270-A PRO

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

LGA1151

Chipset

Intel Z270

Memory Slots

4 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3600

Maximum Supported Memory

64GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

No

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Reviews

ghanimonster 3 points 7 months ago

One of the best overclockable motherboards you can get.

justducky 5 points 7 months ago

Solid motherboard for gaming. I'm not overclocking, and not worried about SLI, so this was a perfect mid-range choice for me.

Pro:

  • Easy setup, installation of drivers, BIOS is user-friendly

  • Updating drivers is easy with MSI Live Update

Con

  • Comes with so many MSI "utilities" that you don't know which to use. There were at least 3 different ways to overclock your CPU

  • The included Live Update tool tries to install Chrome, Google Toolbar, and Norton Security.

  • Updating BIOS through Live Update did not work. You have to flash the bios using a USB drive. That's not a problem, but the utility has a button to update the bios within Windows that did not work for me.

  • Ram is locked at 2133 Mhz by default, must be overclocked to reach full speed.

richcoop718 6 points 6 months ago
from completed build More LEDs Please

I wanted a cheap, future-proof MOBO and this is exactly it. Overclockable, crossfire ready, up to 64 gb of RAM.

Miguelito2663 2 points 6 months ago
from completed build First PC: Blue?

So far so good!!

lolvera94 13 points 4 months ago
from completed build Treat Yo Self 2017

Great mobo for the price. Had 4 fan headers which is what I was looking for. They could be better located but besides that no complaints. BIOS is easy to work with and the guide included with the mobo made every thing easy.

KarlPilkington 4 points 3 months ago
from completed build First Build

I've never planned to overclock but this was going at a decent price and I knew I wouldn't need to go through any BIOS updates for kaby lake. Comes with an excellent guide.

pcn00b4657 2 points 3 months ago
from completed build Standard gaming PC

Works fine, I didn't have to go in bios or any complicated stuff, just used my windows boot and setting up was easy, and it has been working well, although I am not using the overclocking feature.

downtera420 6 points 1 month ago
from completed build My first build

Best Z270 MoBo for the price. Incredibly easy to use BIOS, immediately defaulted to OS boot once I inserted the Win10 USB. Not overclocked yet, but is incredibly easy from what I hear.

kahilm 5 points 1 month ago

Great value. Easily overclocked the i5-7600k to 4.5ghz @ 1.25 voltage. Haven't tried to push more, but I wouldn't expect it to be an issue. Recognized the DDR4-3000mhz RAM's XMP profile immediately. The light on the board that tells you if there's a problem when you boot up actually helped us detect a faulty monitor (VGA light lit up when first booting).

SquelchMuffins 9 points 6 days ago
from completed build Silent But Deadly

Nothing too special about this board, but it didn't give me any problems and everything installed easily and runs smoothly. Only reason I'm deducting a star is because one of the 7 or 8 available fan connectors doesn't seem to work.