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MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

Posted November 1, 2013 by Kenny in CPU & Motherboards


Price at time of Review: $159.99 MSRP


Great Software Package, Easy Overclocking, Multiple Graphics Card Support, Aesthetically Pleasing


Graphics Cards Slots are a bit close together.
At the price of $159.99 the MSI Z87M Gaming Edition Motherboard is both aesthetically pleasing and a rock solid performer.
by Kenny
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The popular demand of small form factor builds for the high end gaming/performance PCs has grown quite a bit over the last couple of years. However, their haven’t been many manufacturers providing high-end mATX boards to meet the demands of those seeking the performance systems. Today we are going to be looking at a manufacturer that has taken that step forward. On our test bench we have the brand new MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard.

At first glance, the aesthetics of this motherboard are impressive. It reminds us of the Z87A-GD65 Gaming ATX form factor motherboard that MSI already offers today. The question is, “has MSI managed to pack all those features in a nice little mATX package?” We can’t wait to put this board to the test and find out, so let’s dive in and check out the MSI Z87M Gaming Edition motherboard.

Before we jump in, here’s a statement from MSI:

“Founded in August 1986, MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, graphics card, add-on cards, servers/workstations, iPC, barebones, communication devices, CE products, Notebooks, car infotainment products, and All-in-One PC. “Quality Products Create Faithful Customers” is a motto that guides all that we do at MSI. For this reason, MSI goes all out to be the best of the best in research and development.”

Now, let’s talk a little about the Z87 Chipset.



One Comment


    8 pcie lanes available on that chipset and MSI wasted 4 of them. (At least they didn’t glue on a pci slot like some other brands, I’m looking at you Gigabyte!)

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