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MSI Z77A-GD65
7.8 out of 10

MSI Z77A-GD65

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Reviews and Problems with MSI Z77A-GD65

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Overall 4
4.0

Almost hit 3 years

Anonymous, Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Won't go msi again seeing how the mobo slowly creeped issues in for the past 2 years. Don't have the option to rma as I can't find box, don't want to deal with refurbished either.
  • Pros: Worked great, when it worked..easy bios to navigate and oc genie
  • Cons: Usb's started to go, sound was always a hassle. Eventually got the dreaded boot loop, computer restarted faster then I could get an error number from debug (Clearing cmos did not work). In fighting Mobo to get it working I managed to stress test all other parts. Replaced this with Asrock Z77 extr...
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Overall 4
4.0

good while it worked

Daryl B., Newegg
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Still waiting on another RMA.
  • Pros: Of the 4 RMAed motherboards I have gotten 2 of them worked for a total of probably around a year.
  • Cons: Had 3 or 4 failed motherboards and RMAs.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Brian T., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: I haven't tried the Overclocking genie yet. My components are good enough without it. Might try it sometime in the future. I had the board replaced under warranty when it failed. The one customer support sent back was DOA. Had to pay shipping to have it replaced again.
  • Pros: It comes with a 3 year Manufacturer Warranty. UEFI bios boots fast and is easily configurable from within windows using the bundled software.
  • Cons: Not very reliable. Mine failed after a few months. It was reporting a RAM error. The ram was tested in other motherboards and was found to be working fine. Also, other ram known to be working was inserted and it still reported the error. (Error code 55 if you're interested). Only 1 connection for...
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great until it didn't.

Ryan A., Newegg
10 November 2013
  • Summary: I didn't want to mess with an RMA so I just bought an ASUS P8Z77-V PRO instead.
  • Pros: Overclocking was really easy with this board and it had more than enough sata and pci slots for me. The capacitors were spaced well enough that I did not have any problem using liquid cooling. The LED error reporting is also nice instead of the old way of listening for a certain beep pattern. Dua...
  • Cons: Board failed after about a year of use. Bios 1 failed first with an error about an early northbridge initialization, rebooting every 3 or 4 seconds. The only way I could get the computer back in action was to switch to bios 2. I tried to clear the CMOS and, after the first bios failed, I flashed ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 1 year

Gerardo H., Newegg
29 August 2013
  • Summary: No OC or anything extra ordinary. All vanilla. Died right before I was going to play a long night of SWTOR with the Guild and take on the Nightmare Mode Stuff. Very disappointing. MSI Forum was very helpful. Tried anything and everything to fix it. Inspectd every inch for damage...founf none.
  • Pros: Looks cool, Status LED's, OC, Power, & Reset buttons on board, Easy Bios Interface, Dual Bios, Lots of features for a mid $100 board.
  • Cons: Died after 1 year, SATA & USB 3.0 connectors were flimsy and wiggled, Power LED was either backwards on the board or the manual was wrong.
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Overall 4
4.0

Annoyed.

Anonymous, Newegg
21 August 2013
  • Pros: It works great if I do not turn my computer off.
  • Cons: Driver sucks. Every time I turn my computer off, when it loads, the driver for my Ethernet does no work. I spent roughly 2 months trying to figure out what was wrong, from new drivers, old drivers, and even changing the power management as suggested in a few cases. I am not the only one with this...
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Overall 4
4.0

Error after 7 month

Yiyu Z., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Pros: love the blue and black color as Inter
  • Cons: I just want it to be stable, however after 7 months, it suddenly went into the so-called boot loop with LED debug code 19/20 with/without memory. It seems like a bios failure based on the other reviews. I will try the other bios tonight:(
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked OK, until the BIOS went.

John H., Newegg
29 June 2013
  • Summary: First BIOS went bad. Had to argue with MSI tech support to do an advance RMA to replace THEIR faulty product. After the back and forth with the tech support person they finally agreed (after they placed a $200 charge on my credit card of course), but then just to find out it that they didn't have it...
  • Pros: Nice blue color?
  • Cons: BIOS went bad
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked well until it didn't

Drew U., Newegg
26 June 2013
  • Summary: MSI customer service is rather curious. Call one number, get directed to call another. Finally get through the message system to a person and then I'm directed to the website. Avoid.
  • Pros: Solid board, worked great for the last year. I didn't use many of the bells and whistles but it got the job done for an Ivy Bridge i5.
  • Cons: Failed a year on. Military grade ha. My computer is my livelihood, I can't wait 2 weeks to RMA a broken part. From the rest of the reviews, it looks like I'm not the only one who thought military grade meant something.
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Overall 4
4.0

fail

jesse t., Newegg
9 May 2013
  • Summary: Now I have to RMA and pay to ship it to MSI. fail
  • Pros: was great while it lasted
  • Cons: failed after 2 months. no power/no post
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