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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Looks Amazing !
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Default MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Looks Amazing ! - 05-15-2014, 18:22 | posts: 21,314 | Location: Guru3D testlab

MSI released their entire range of Z97 motherboards. A few flagship motherboards stand out really, the Z97 XPower AC, which I am reviewing as we speak, but just look atÂ*MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC for a minu...

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Looks Amazing !
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 18:35 | posts: 37

WOWWWOW amazing
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 19:19 | posts: 6 | Location: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul

the visuals are pretty impressive.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 20:54 | posts: 46 | Location: Slovakia

Too flashy for my taste, but my windowless case could handle that
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 02:45 | posts: 498 | Location: NE USA

I think I like MSI's boards the best out of the new Z97 lineup.
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 08:57 | posts: 2,544 | Location: Bournemouth

oooo, pretty...
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 10:01 | posts: 1,229 | Location: UK

Yummy
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 11:46 | posts: 309 | Location: Kildare, Ireland

thats a sexy looking yoke
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 12:18 | posts: 5,950 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

Simply outstanding looks wise!

Finally they put an EMI shield over the Audio chip!!!

My current Z87-GD65 GAMING board suffers from some pretty bad interference when using the on board sound chip. I just disabled it in BIOS and use my Soundblaster Z card and its perfect.
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 21:34 | posts: 130

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Simply outstanding looks wise!

Finally they put an EMI shield over the Audio chip!!!

My current Z87-GD65 GAMING board suffers from some pretty bad interference when using the on board sound chip. I just disabled it in BIOS and use my Soundblaster Z card and its perfect.
Yes, worst onboard soundcard I have EVER had, simply unusable.
I can only when reading the "review" sites "testing" the audio quality without any load on cpu/gpu/memory.
Example:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6989/i...asus-at-200/19

-79.8db thd+n? LOlOOLLollll

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Default 05-17-2014, 14:30 | posts: 4,488 | Location: Romania

I became a fan of MSI mobos ever since I built my current rig 2 years ago, clean reliable design, dual bios, great pcie spacing, OC friendly (I too have the "OC genie" button, which is a nice stable small OC if you don't want to bother with more, I even use it myself for several months now)... and the looks, well this one looks freaking awesome.

Honestly, if I didn't already have what I have now, I would get this in an instant, and pair it with a future "gaming" line MSI video card which has the same color pattern, but I can't be arsed to build it, for like 5-10% performance bump max compared to my current setup, it's just too much of a hassle, but it would certainly LOOK a lot better.
   
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Default 05-17-2014, 20:43 | posts: 1,597 | Location: US

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I became a fan of MSI mobos ever since I built my current rig 2 years ago, clean reliable design, dual bios, great pcie spacing, OC friendly (I too have the "OC genie" button, which is a nice stable small OC if you don't want to bother with more, I even use it myself for several months now)... and the looks, well this one looks freaking awesome.

Honestly, if I didn't already have what I have now, I would get this in an instant, and pair it with a future "gaming" line MSI video card which has the same color pattern, but I can't be arsed to build it, for like 5-10% performance bump max compared to my current setup, it's just too much of a hassle, but it would certainly LOOK a lot better.
Have been using them for years and rarely even look at anything else.
   
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Default 05-18-2014, 00:20 | posts: 1,332 | Location: Portugal

This thread gave me masturbation guilt.
   
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