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MSI Z77MA-G45
7.3 out of 10

MSI Z77MA-G45

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Reviews and Problems with MSI Z77MA-G45

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Overall 10
10

great

timothy b., Newegg
21 March 2016
  • Summary: not to bad still love asus waaayyy more
  • Pros: hi got this board off ''thebay 'for about 25 bucks as is ,wouldn't post to save the life of me .the old owner 's psu died during a bios flash and bricked it but after many hours of trying different methods i finally got it to boot from usb and quickly flashed the bios,suffice to say its been on 2...
  • Cons: non removable bios chip suckers soldered on ther.
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Overall 10
10

Previously owned motherboard works great as promised

Arcane Imaginings, Amazon
7 February 2016
  • Summary: Great to have computer up and running again! Needed this to replace old motherboard and was happy to find it.
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Overall 10
10

Still using this board and happy with it

duckthing, Amazon
26 July 2015
  • Summary: Everything worked perfectly right out of the box. No hassles with bios or RAM issues. Still using this board and happy with it!
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Overall 2
2.0

What's the deal?

Arnold G., Newegg
4 December 2014
  • Summary: This is my fourth MSI board that has mysteriously failed. 1 failing- i'm fine with that, stuff happens. Second- Weird but not really uncommon. Third- Something is wrong, I installed them immaculately. it's not me. Fourth- This is too common for it to be anything but the motherboard.
  • Pros: Worked well when I first installed it, did everything I wanted it to.
  • Cons: This, and every MSI board i've ever had has stopped working. This time I got a new CPU, I put it in, got everything put together, and like every other time i do an upgrade on an MSI board, it power cycles infinitely. I've tested every one of them after this happens, It is most certainly the Mothe...
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Overall 2
2.0

not giving a 3rd chance

John S., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: I have been building, repairing, and upgrading desktops since the early 1990's. I only had used MSI once before in a build and didn't have much luck with it then. Newegg had a package deal with this motherboard in it.
  • Pros: The cpu, memory, and connectors fit in their respected areas well.
  • Cons: First board DOA, Second board kinda works sometimes. I get BSD (Blue Screens of Death) or just freezes and the reset button doesn't work. Tried various BIOS updates; made sure all updates were preformed, but still does the crashing. Not sure if it is the brand of memory (Crucial) or not that is c...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bottom PCIe not functioning, Top messed up

ALLA O., Newegg
1 January 2014
  • Pros: UEFI interface easy to use, though the Live Update function sucks, ended up flashing the updated bios manually through M-Flash, which worked well. Built in Winki browser was also useful before I installed Windows 8.
  • Cons: Basically I planned to run two Gt-545s in sli on this motherboard. However my computer only detected the card in the top PCIe slot on the motherboard. I soon figured out that, though the graphics card in the bottom slot was not detected, if I took the bottom card out of its slot, the top card wou...
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Overall 4
4.0

Questionable quality

Joseph P., Newegg
28 December 2013
  • Pros: As I write this, I've had this board for about three weeks. - Bios features are great. - One-click OC works very well. - Price at the time of buying this was great, included a rebate special as well.
  • Cons: One of the PCI Express slots broke after utilizing it for a day. I was using a SATA II/eSATA controller that I had been using on another build for quite some time now. After a day of having it installed, I noticed that my eSATA device was not recognized anymore. Infact, after looking at the devic...
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Overall 10
10

Sleek BIOS

Michael Y., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Pros: Easy to set up Decent price ($84.00 when I bought it) LOVE the BIOS, just very easy to use and very user friendly Used this for my 1st gaming rig and working like a charm. OCing on this is really easy too.
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Really good motherboard

Luis R., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Pros: Very good looking board, looked brown on the images but its a very deep brown so it appears almost blackened. enough options onboard for me. easy to use bios.
  • Cons: had to install disk drivers to use ethernet. more of an inconvience than a con but it bothered me. could use at least one more pwm fan port.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice

Christopher B., Newegg
3 December 2013
  • Summary: I downloaded the bios update to a thumb drive prior to installation and installed it first thing on installation. I always do this. For the money this board is excellent. I haven't explored any of the advanced features yet because I won't be overclocking.
  • Pros: I'm enjoying click bios. The bios' organization isn't what I'm accustomed to but updating the bios and setting ram timing were extremely simple matters. The board's layout is good; everything clears everything comfortably. No hot air comes out of my case anymore. This is an upgrade from M4A88Ti D...
  • Cons: SATA connectors for each channel are stacked vertically off the board. This made drive connection after installation a touchy affair for me because the connectors face down in my case and the drives install behind the motherboard. People with traditional cases most likely won't have any problem.
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