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    Default MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

    A few months ago we had the honor of reviewing the new MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboards during the launch of the Z97 chipset. Today, we are here again to look at another MSI motherboard. We have MSI's flagship Gaming Motherboard the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC. At first glance the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard looks rather close aesthetically to the Gaming 5 we reviewed. While the looks are similiar, the Gaming 9 has some additional features and aesthetic improvements that make it stand out on its own.The first obvious improvement on the Gaming 9 motherboard is the shield that covers the rear I/O port section and the isolated PCB for its sound card. During the Z97 chipset many manufacturers started to switch over to using higher quality Japanese capacitors and while the caps were much better in quality they looked rather ugly on many of the new boards. It was nice to see that MSI designed the Gaming 9 series motherboard with the shield to cover up that section making the motherboard look much sexier.Let's dive in and put the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard to the test and see how it performed against its little brother the Gaming 5. But before we do that, let's talk a little about who MSI is.

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    OMG I am loving this board..Nice work as always Kenny.

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    Smexy board! MSI has some great looking products. The two MSI boards I have I couldnt be happier with. Review is very detailed as always. great job kenny!
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    Thanks! Yup, MSI has become one of my preferred brands when it comes to motherboards. the features and quality have come along way over the last few yrs. This MSI Gaming 9 was no exception to that this go around.

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    hey Kenny wanna trade. I happen to have this Gigabyte SLI board. Hahahaha
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    Great Review Kenny of a really sweet board thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    hey Kenny wanna trade. I happen to have this Gigabyte SLI board. Hahahaha
    Hahahahahaha.. No!
    This board will be used for my DICE benchmarking. It has all the features I need and the VRM phase to help me push the voltages.

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    Awesome board and as always a great review

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    good review Kenny and a nice board. MSI been stepping it up lately.
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