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Review: MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 29, 2014.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review we btest and benchmark the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard. MSI took the Z97 chipset and then started adding witht he results a gorgeous motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support, AC ...

    Review: MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC
     
  2. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Damn, this card looks sooo much better than mine. This is what I love about the latest mobos, most of them look badass.
     
  3. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    That's one suheweeeet-ass board.
     
  4. Hirantha

    Hirantha Master Guru

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    One of the best looking boards i've seen this year! Great review. Thank you.
     

  5. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Active Member

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    It looks as if I'm in the minority here.
    At 1st glance, then a closer look at this board, it appears quite cheap and toy-like with the overabundance of plastic shielding & Ferrari knock-off South Bridge badge.
    I skipped the Z87 series as I was kitting out and building my Rampage IV Black system and figured I'd wait on the Z97 redux.
    While I'm certainly not disappointed in what the manufacturers did with this new chipset, it still isn't exactly what I want.
    The PCI-E X8/X8 for SLi was bad enough, but throw in the Killer NIC and I wouldn't have this MSI board on a bet. That's on top of it reminding me of a cheap and disposable BIC lighter.
    Now, even after all that the Z97 boards have actually brought to the table, I'm skipping it as well and will just wait for, hopefully, an ASUS ROG Rampage V and X99 Express.
    With all the bells and whistles that have been added to the Z97 boards, I can't even imagine how much more will come with the X99 boards.
     

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