MSI Z87 MPower MAX AC with 802.11 ac WLAN

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    MSI is releasing an updated revision of their*Z87 MPower MAX, this time however it will have 802.11 AC WLAN as well, which is now listed on their media website. The board is looking incredible really...

    MSI Z87 MPower MAX AC with 802.11 ac WLAN
     
  2. asturur

    asturur Maha Guru

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    Go at page 3 and check last picture, the one with leds...

    Finally one motherboard with seven stars of hokuto!!
     
  3. huilun02

    huilun02 Master Guru

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    Sexxy board. Black and yellow conforms to the MSI Lightning color scheme.
     
  4. oOEvil1Oo

    oOEvil1Oo Active Member

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    It does match my lightning cards.... The only problem is you don't see the black and yellow, just black and the blue LED's which I am ok with, It matches my blue board and fans just fine that way. My only question is why are they making it so hard to put a sound card in your case? by the time you place your 2 GPU's in there the only place to put the card is in the bottom 2x slot. There is the top 1x slot but with the lightning cards the power module blocks that. I guess I need to find a good E-ATX board for the next go around, because the sound card on the bottom is no fun blocking a fan and having the heat from it go up. So sad though that onboard audio is still so horrible.
     

  5. Bansaku

    Bansaku Member Guru

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    The way this board is set up makes using a PCIe x1 card in either slot damn near impossible if a card if installed in the adjacent PCIe x16/x8 slots, regardless of the vendor. The top x1 slot looks very tight thanks to the heatsink, installing a second GFX that has a 2-slot cooler renders the bottom x1 useless. And if you put the card in the middle, then how would you get proper air flow for the GPU, not to mention if you have 2 GFX the card in the middle will just add unnecessary heat to the bottom card.
     
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  6. kislotikas

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    ancient history i bough msi zilent p7n platinum sli with
    msi 2 x 8800gt zilent edition 6 years ago, together with 1x creatife x-fi xtreme gamer...and that was not compatible :) to my big surprise i had to chose 1 8800gt with creative or 2x8800gt with onboard... somethimes i just wonder how is it possible for a company of such level to miss extremely simple details....
    it was possible to do it right as easy as one two three.... and after 6 years ....nothing changed
     
  7. oOEvil1Oo

    oOEvil1Oo Active Member

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    You can get extensions to relocate the card and I think that is what I am going to do. I have 1 slot at the bottom of my case that has no MOBO connections and is 2 slots down from the bottom of my 2nd card. My buddy tested it on his and it works so I am going to do the same. they sell on Amazon for a reasonable amount and he ran the cable behind the GPUs so you don't even realize its there.
     

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