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MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2800(OC)

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MSI gaming motherboards are designed with your skills in mind. See your enemies quicker, hear them better, respond faster, score more, and be on top of your game with MSI gaming motherboards. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The MSI gaming motherboard Z87-GD65 is based on the new Intel’s Z87 Chipset and is compatible with Intel LGA-1150 Haswell processor. Intel's Z87 Chipset offers native support for USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s and support for Quad-Read speed SPI Devices. The platform would consume lower TDP, Idle and S3 power inside a smaller package (22x23mm FCBGA). Manageability and security is significantly enhanced with next gen Intel vPro and Intel identity-protection technology. Improvements to Intel’s already implemented RST (Rapid Storage Technology and optimization's to the SSD performance have also been carried out.

  • Top-quality audio solution with AUDIO BOOST and Sound Blaster Cinema
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200
  • Boosting performance thanks to OC Genie 4
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Military Class 4 components
  • Gaming device port


Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum-shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! Audio Boost enables the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games. Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability. The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio-level integrated 600Ω headphone amplifier
  • Golden audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI-shielded audio codec
  • High-quality audio capacitors
  • Illuminated audio PCB separation

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum-shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.

The MSI gaming motherboard Z87-GD65 offers the revolutionary OC Genie 4 button with GAMING mode. Just press the OC Genie button on the motherboard and use the game switch and the system's game performance will be boosted.

MSI gaming motherboard features one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA SLI or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end motherboard design and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • 8/29/2015 8:41:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Good Price to Performance Ratio
Worked great
Looks awesome

Cons: Has an bright blue led that doesnt fit with the black and red color scheme.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I bought this motherboard. It worked great and I had no issues installing all my other parts into it. Great Product.

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  • 1/25/2015 10:08:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsSolid Board

Pros: Pretty good board for the price. BIOS are easy to set up and navigate.

Cons: This board came without networking drivers, which kind of blows my mind. Anyway if anyone decides to get this board you'll have to download the Killer LAN networking software before you can use an cat-6 cable to access the internet.

Other Thoughts: Pretty board, good value. Networking driver thing was annoying.

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  • Randy S
  • 1/12/2015 6:06:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate to my review of march 2014

Pros: Everything you want in a motherboard. I use to be a diehard fan of Asus but never had any luck updating with their supposed auto updater. MSI has got their game on and has great software for updating and also overclocking software made simple. My next motherboard will be from MSI ! Message to MSI - I love your board and your updating software! Don't mind the negative reviews on this board because it is obvious to me any malfunction to their board was an error on their part. GREAT BOARD AT A GREAT PRICE! Everything you want in a motherboard and NOTHING you don't need!

Cons: NONE

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  • 12/21/2014 8:22:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks Grat

Pros: Easy to use BIOS features navigated my mouse. So many user customizable options it's almost ridiculous.

Cons: None yet

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  • btc5472
  • 12/20/2014 7:27:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard, Horrible fan controlling software

Pros: Everything about this board is great but the software...

Cons: The software that comes bundled (msi command center) is so bad at controlling fan speed. I have 4 pwm fans all connected to the cpu fan header directly on the mobo with a special fan splitter. All 4 fans almost constantly fluctuate between 0 and 100% when MSI Command Center is running. I set the fans to 'smart mode', which just means the fans will spin faster or slower depending on the cpu temp, and they all rev up and down in sync for no reason. My cpu temp will fluctuate between 68-72c but i have the fans set to 80-90% speed when the cpu reaches those temps. But for no reason the fans will go all the way up to 100% speed and then all the way down to 20%. I've reinstalled windows to fix this and it still doesn't work correctly. I've done literally everything i can think of to fix this problem. IM EXTREMELY ANGRY!!!

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  • ZzznakeDoctu
  • 12/2/2014 8:51:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance, Great Look, Great Value!

Pros: My MSI GD65 Gaming Motherboard has been pushing my i5 4670k CPU at 4.2ghz and my G.skill Sniper RAM at 2400mhz for a solid 8 months straight now!

GREAT connectivity options on this mother board and it really looks the part! The Go2BIOS button, the DualBIOS and the clear CMOS buttons are absolutely wonderful for stability testing while overclocking your gaming rig!

The "OC Genie" functions well, but you'll get higher overclocks and/or lower-voltage-overclocks by doing so manually!

The sound quality the on-board audio chip puts out is top-notch!

MSI has nearly A DOZEN BIOS updates for this board, and updating the BIOS using the MSI LiveUpdate program has been flawless and easy!

Cons: The "OC Genie" (automatic, one-button overclocking) is nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

Don't bother using it!

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  • 11/10/2014 7:55:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: So far its working great and supports overclocking for my i5 4690k. It supports 3 way crossfire which i eventually plan to do. easy to manuver bios

Cons: the pins on the fan header 2 were bent and i was unable to fix them. The pins for the power switch hard drive leds and such broke right away. Rather the extender that has all the labels on it had lost all its pins and was just absolutely terrible.

Other Thoughts: Other than the problems I've been having with the pins its been working great. I mean theres nothing I can really do about.

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  • Lachrys
  • 11/9/2014 3:21:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEpitomy of Awesome!

Pros: -Awesome BIOS
-Nice to look at
-Room for a grip of upgrades
-Debug LEDs come in handy
-So far stays pretty cool

Cons: -None yet

Other Thoughts: This thing is just awesome and affordable for an 1150
If you buy anything else for the same price, it'll probably pale in comparison.

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  • 11/8/2014 5:50:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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2 out of 5 eggsMultiple faulty ports

Pros: Assuming you have enough usb 3.0 slots built into the tower and had no plans to install a GPU, this MOBO would only be mildly inconvenient.
It runs it's basics well.
The SATA ports function.

Cons: Every single onboard usb port (the ones that go to the back of the tower) is non-functional.
I am hoping that the PCI-e 3.0 slots are also malfunctioning, otherwise the GPU(also from MSI, but thats for another review) is also faulty.
Though the SATA ports function, they are quite crowded and hard to work with if you are running a system with large GPU's.

Other Thoughts: This purchase has made me weary of MSI for the time being. I have used their motherboards for multiple other builds and never come across this many issues. Let alone issues that are this crippling to the intended use of the system.
I was on a time constraint for this build and these issues just shattered my time frame.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. We would sugges that you do a fresh/clean install of window for best result.
3. Update drivers and BIOS for the board provided from our website.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Jim P
  • 11/7/2014 12:18:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1st PC Build

Pros: 1st time PC build, modest gaming PC. Love the MB. Looks great, lots of space for add-on cards, memory, etc. Plenty of fan headers, USB headers, etc. Good price buying 'last years model' .... great value.

Cons: None so far.

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