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    MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    A motherboard built for enthusiast gamers.
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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    I've not built or overclocked in a while but seriously £180 for a motherboard?! Is this the new norm?

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    I've not built or overclocked in a while but seriously £180 for a motherboard?! Is this the new norm?
    Not at all, see for example our ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard review - http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/mainbo...70-pro-gaming/ , That board retails for £120.

    We also have reviews of the ASUS Z170-A (approx £120 again) and a £100 MSI Z170 motherboard coming soon.

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    £180's a bit steep.. I like the reinforced pci-e lanes but aside from those, I prefer the designs of MSI's Z97 boards. I'm not sure what it is about the Z170s

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    Wow, this redefines ugliness to a whole new level.

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Wow, this redefines ugliness to a whole new level.
    Not bad for people going for a Red and Black colour theme. Which seems to be all there is at the moment. Having to buy sleeved red and black cables to go with the red and black motherboard, red and black memory modules, red and black fans. The red led lighting on my motherboard, etc etc.

    I say this, the above is 100% what I've had to do since upgrading to Z97 and the only colour options were Red and Black, or Black and Red. Although I was tempted to by the MSI Z97 Krait Edition, I got an amazing price on the Asus Pro Gamer - pretty much sealed my red and black fate.

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    The Good

    Premium feel and aesthetics
    Well-equipped storage options
    Brimming with extra features

    The Bad
    The Z170A Gaming M5 is compelling
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    hmmm nothing much to say

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    Re: MSI Z170A Gaming M7

    Didn't really like the look of the MSI motherboards went for an Asus instead

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