MSI Z87-G45 GAMING
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MSI Z87-G45 GAMING Review

Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1150 socket
Supports DDR3-3000(OC) Memory
USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
Total Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
Lucid Virtu MVP 2.0: Uncompromised Game Response Performance
Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds


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MSI Z87-G45 GAMING Technical Specifications
CPU Make
Chipset
Form Factor
Total RAM
Total USB
Motherboard Details
Intel
Z87
ATX
LGA 1150
32GB
10 USB slots
GPU Interface
GPU Onboard
SLI
Crossfire
Expansion Slots
Motherboard Graphics
PCIe v3.0
2 Nvidia SLI GPUs
3 AMD/ATI Crossfire GPUs
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory Type
Memory Type(ECC)
Memory Channel
Memory Capacity
Memory Total
Memory Slots
Memory Speed
Motherboard Memory
4xDDR3
Non-ECC
Dual
32GB DDR3
32GB
4xDIMM
DDR3 800Mhz, DDR3 1066Mhz, DDR3 1333Mhz, DDR3 1600Mhz, DDR3 1866Mhz, DDR3 2133Mhz, DDR3 2400Mhz,
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA Speed
External SATA
HDD RAID
Motherboard SATA
6 x SATA 3
6Gb/s
Internal USB
Internal I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x 24 pin power connector
1 x 8 pin power connector
1 x 4 pin fan connector
4 x fan header
System Panel Connection
Back Panel USB
Back Panel I/O
Back Panel Connectors
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.0
D-Sub Connector
DVI connector
Line In connector
Line Out Connector
Mic In connector
7.1 Surround Sound
Audio Input Output
1 x LAN connector
PS/2 keyboard connector
PS/2 mouse connector
MSI Z87-G45 GAMING Extras
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CPU (30% overclock)

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2014
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$6,841.00
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64 GB

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720 x 480

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Is the Z97 GAMING 7 A newer version of this?

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$243.00
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12 GB

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2560 x 1440

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A bit late but no, the Z97 Gaming 5 is like the newer version of this one. The Gaming 7 is newer version of the higher end Z87-GD65

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CPU (25% overclock)

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$250.00
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$829.00
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16 GB

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1920 x 1080

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A friend is building a computer, should he get this mobo or an ASUS z97-A (he is willing to buy either of them)?

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CPU (30% overclock)

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2014
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I suggest the z97 only because it is a new chipset and newer processors like devils canyon will use z97 chipset. but he cant go wrong with either choice, both are great motherboards and they both excell in overclocking ability

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$250.00
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$829.00
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ok, ill tell him what you said, thanks :)

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CPU (10% overclock)

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2013
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$243.00
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8 GB

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3360 x 1080

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This is a very good motherboard to start with 1155 socket for smaller budget like me ^^

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2014
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$568.00
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16 GB

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This socket is 1150. But yeah, it's awesome. :P

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2013
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$339.00
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GPU (5% overclock)

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2016
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$699.00
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RAM

24 GB

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4480 x 1024

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Is this an OK motherboard for 4770K?

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CPU (30% overclock)

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2014
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$250.00
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yes, it's a great motherboard, if you could stretch your budget, the gd65 gaming is a better option.

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