Summary: So far, i love this motherboard! the OC Genie II features are wonderful, and make overclocking you CPU so easy!! This mobo comes with so many features, and at such a great price. Current system is overclocked to 4.2ghz with the use of OC Genie Gear 2. Will be buying from MSI again!! Great Job, and i look forward to future products.
Summary: I have been very impressed by this motherboard's features. The built in overclocking features and UEFI are definitely on par with ASUS and better than just about everyone else out there. I appreciate all of the SATA 6.0 ports as well as the ample USB 3.0 support. I do wish that it included built in WIFI and bluetooth as well as a firewire port (it appears that very few boards support this these days).
Summary: Very good looking board that posted without any problems. Probably has more features than I'll ever be able to use, very satisfied. This review was modfied by poster v 02-27-14 01:09 PM This review was modfied by poster @ 02-27-14 02:24 PM
Pros: Love its appearance, easy to overclock in seconds, UEFI Bios, runs cool, posted without any issues, has all I need and then some
Summary: - Not really a con- just something to be aware of. The USB 3.0 header was difficult to connect due to the 90 degree angle. I recommend you connect this before screwing down your motherboard.
Pros: I am a big fan of MSI mother boards because of value and ease of overclocking. I was thinking about going to another vendor, because the last MSI board I built on had some over heating issues due to the south bridge. However, I read the reviews here on NewEgg, and decided to go with this board- it seemed to be the sweet spot for features and overall value. I'm glad I did.
Cons: - It would be nice to have a few more USB ports on the back panel. Many gaming keyboards are using 2 ports now days. I also have 2 USB 3.0 drives that I need to connect.
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Summary: This item definitely fits the Gold Triple B Rating! Everything the high-end motherboards have at a fraction of the cost. You honestly cannot beat this board when it comes to price versus performance. You may get a bad board here an there but MSI takes care of you! I easily overclocked my 4770k to 4.0 GHZ!
Summary: The shipping was very fast, product was in perfect shape, great packaging. I love MSI, i go back and forth between MSI and EVGA for my MOBO's. The interface for the z87-gd65 is great very simple.
Summary: I have yet to overclock with this board, but I doubt very much the MB will be the limiting factor. The only thing I can think of that even comes close to a complaint is that it has basically every feature you could want on a board like this, and I'll probably never have a need to use some of them.
Pros: Solid motherboard, plenty of overclocking potential, cool mostly-black colour scheme. This is one of the best LGA1150 boards out there hands-down.
Cons: Somewhat expensive, but other than that only minor cosmetic issues - Blue BIOS LED and pink-ish Audio Boost LED clash severely with the rest of the board's colour scheme.
Summary: Love this mobo, Easy to instll , Easy to OC, Easy to use, i cant find anything bad about this bad as son of a ~~~~ i will only be using MSI mobos on all my builds will recommend them to my friends, i loved it so much im buying MSI branded Gear like Gfx cards and laptops, 1 button does it all, the Bios Reset button is a life saver ALOT of utilities that help out
Summary: My previous motherboard was an (MSI P67A-G43) with an Intel i5 2500K f 4.5Ghz so I was first thinking into getting the (MSI Z87-G43) until I found out about the gaming edition that not only looks infinitely better but also have better/larger heatsinks on the VRM as well as more power phase for more overclocking stability and so on.
Pros: - Best looking motherboard ever since year 2000!, - Best bios interface I've seen also. Even much better than my LGA1155 MSI board that already had a click-bios. The menu are easy to understand, you don't get lost, you can configure a ton of thing and for most options there is a description instead of letting you wonder what this setting does., - Very good software for Windows. You can change any bios setting without even being in the bios., - MSI FastBoot is just cra...
Cons: - Expensive if you don't count the 27-30$ Mail-in-Rebate I had., - Very bright blue led at the right-center of the board near the 24pin which cannot be turned off and stays on even when the computer is shut down, or at least in sleep., - The Power/Reset/Genie onboard buttons could have been more toward the right-bottom as if you use a card in the bottom pci-e slot, it will pretty much block them all., - M-Flash Utility wouldn't work. It was freezing as soon as I would...