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    Default MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Introduction The popular demand of small form factor builds for the high end gaming/performance PCs has grown quite a bit over the last couple of years. However, their haven’t been many manufacturers providing high-end mATX boards to meet the demands of those seeking the performance systems. Today we are going to be looking at a manufacturer that has taken that step forward. On our test bench we have the brand new MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard. At first glance, the aesthetics of this motherboard are impressive. It reminds us of the Z87A-GD65 Gaming ATX form factor motherboard that MSI already offers today. The question is, “has MSI managed to pack all those features in a nice little mATX package?” We can’t wait to put this board to the test and find out, so let’s dive in and check out the MSI Z87M Gaming Edition motherboard. Before we jump in, here’s a statement from MSI: “Founded in August 1986, MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, graphics card, add-on cards, servers/workstations, iPC, barebones, communication devices, CE products, Notebooks, car infotainment products, and All-in-One PC. “Quality Products Create Faithful Customers” is a motto that guides all that we do at MSI. For this reason, MSI goes all out to be the best of the best in research and development.” Now, let’s talk a little about the Z87 Chipset. *

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    What an outstanding review Kenny. Detailed. Great pics. Great build on bench. Just an all around damn good job.
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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Real nice review Kenny.I love the black board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killjoyjim View Post
    Real nice review Kenny.I love the black board.
    So do I. Love the look of this board. MSI really made a solid board made for overclockers and gamers. You can build a mean rig small enough to take to any Lan.
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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Yea, this is a great little board.. Infact, I like it so much that I purchased a i5 4670k for it now and will be putting in my new LanPC box with SLI GTX670s... Ill be working on a build with it soon and creating a log... this will be going in a Corsair 350D completely watercooled..

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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Pretty comprehensive review ya did there Kenny. Love MSI boards, even despite some of the qwerkiness I have encountered with them in the past.

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    As always well written, and very well covered a really great review
    I really love the look of that board thanks, and looking forward to seeing that build when its done.
    The one thing that really impressed me was your bang for the buck! you get so much from MSI for the money spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    Pretty comprehensive review ya did there Kenny. Love MSI boards, even despite some of the qwerkiness I have encountered with them in the past.
    Yea, MSI has really stepped up there game since the Z77 serires boards.. They did allot of redesign and seems that the BIOS are now finally getting the kinks worked out.. While depending on the board. BIOS seems to be the weak link, but they have updates pretty often that fixes the small issues.... The Live Update is great to since it gives you all the updates at a glance...

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    As always well written, and very well covered a really great review
    I really love the look of that board thanks, and looking forward to seeing that build when its done.
    The one thing that really impressed me was your bang for the buck! you get so much from MSI for the money spent.
    Thanks Vinny!! You know I always try my best on reviews..

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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    As always, nicely done review Kenny.

    Good looking board.

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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    good review Kenny.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Great review Kenny very comprehensive thanks for posting

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    Default Re: MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review

    Good read Kenny. Seeing this just makes me want to start the build with my MSI Z87 board. Can't do it yet though.

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    Excellent review Kenny! We all know i love me some MSI!!

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    nice

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