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Motherboard

MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(20 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON

Manufacturer

MSI

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Silver

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

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

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

4

SATA Express

1

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

    apip
    • 43 points
    • 34 months ago

    Perfect for a black themed build, plenty of features though I hated its ugly carbon fiber sticker. Just make it all black will ya? DITCH THE SILVER ACCENT! The steel brackets really helps when you have a beefy GTX1070 XTREME GAMING ;) No sag

    DefaultBanana
    • 36 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build The Meme Machine (Gaming Rig)

    It was an all black mobo with the CPU socket I needed. That was my only criteria for mobos. Other than that the bios is fairly easy to navigate, although I wasn't all that impressed by the RGB LEDs on it. It mattered little with the HUE+ though.

    jalarson5
    • 23 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Penumbra v2

    Great motherboard. Good amount of parts, black PCB, and great specs. Unless you are familiar with advanced BIOS/UEFI, plan on red LEDs in your build.

    Fair warning, it only comes with 2 sata data 6gb/ sec cords. SLIing two 1080s might be a tight fit.

    thomasikdus
    • 17 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build TheFabienne

    Kind of overpriced in my opinion but still really solid and feature-rich.

    qbqurdi
    • 15 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build My Kido

    It got all the features i need and more. It supports Sli, it supports Raid, and it's all black!! incl. heat spreaders Rgb's on this board are discreet not to flashy. All connectors are in the right place, enough fan headers. and I love sata ports and usb 3.0 being at an angle made cable management look so cleaner. Highly recommend!!

    qbqurdi
    • 15 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build My Kido v2

    It got all the features i need and more. It supports Sli, it supports Raid, and it's all black!! incl. heat spreaders Rgb's on this board are discreet not to flashy. All connectors are in the right place, enough fan headers. and I love sata ports and usb 3.0 being at an angle made cable management look so cleaner. Highly recommend!!

    Owenage
    • 14 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build The Bottlenecker

    Nice motherboard. Friendly bios. RGB lighting keep things interesting. Layout makes it friendly for service.

    xDizza
    • 12 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build Skylake 1070 | First Time Build

    Lights are nice and its sturdy and has more than enough features. MSI applications are useful too.

    PopnOffAtTheF
    • 11 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build Crimson Build

    Looks great. I didn't want to overkill it with just red everywhere for my build, the nice neutral grey/silver tones look amazing with quality black PCB. Has PCI-E slot armor. I like that it has the SATA cables pointing to the side, not up, from the motherboard - it makes sense. Was very impressed with the BIOS/UEFI and the fan control - it really is the stand-out feature for me - would have liked to see better integration when paired with an MSI GPU (adjust the case fan speed depending on GPU temp.) - also the desktop app counter-part SUCKS, a lot (stuck at 50% min fan speed that you can't change without editing the saved profile file). Still plenty of connections/ports, it does what a motherboard is meant to and does it well.

    TaufiqTX
    • 11 points
    • 27 months ago

    Farbon Ciber? or Carbon Fiber? Either way looks cool and is the appropriate chipset.

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