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MSI MEG Z490I UNIFY LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z490
  • Supports 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great overclocking board. Best for LGA 1200 ITX 7/6/2020 6:30:32 PM

Pros: -Great features for overclocking (VRM, CMOS button. SMT DIMM slots)
-Neutral color scheme
-Thunderbolt and Front USB C header
-Integrated I/O Shield
-Magnetic Wifi antenna base
-Three extra M.2 screws included

Cons: -Front M.2 heatsink thermal pad not thick enough to make sufficient contact on some NVME drives. Specifically single sided nvme drives like WD SN550. With good airflow the heatsink is better off.
-Placement of Power/Reset switch and USB 2.0 header could have blocking issues on some cases being right on top of PCIE slot. Check your cables make sure it's not too thick.

Overall Review: Overall the best option for LGA 1200 ITX boards. Memory overclocking doesn't disappoint. Easily OC'd G.skill 3200 mhz CL14 bdie ram to 4133 CL16-16-16-34. No problems reaching 5.2 Ghz on 10700k. Gigabyte AORUS comes second but the non standard fan headers turned me away from it.

BIOS doesn't lag and easy to use. VRM MOS fan is not a concern if you're worried about it. You would probably hear some clicks once in a while but I only heard it when placed on an open test bench. Also have the necessary components for PCIE 4.0 support on future processors.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
My perfect SFF mobo 7/6/2020 5:57:51 PM

Pros: TB3
Memory performance/OC

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program. For my situation this board is ideal. It has TB3 which allows me to obtain 10GBE network speeds through a dongle and thus the ability to use my NAS as a massive hard drive that accesses files just as quick as if it was an NVME M.2 installed on the mobo. Dragon Center is slick, allowing me to easily update and manage drivers and additional software.

Lastly, this board is installed in a Louqe Ghost S1 SFF build. The heatsinks allow for installation of an Alpenfone Black Ridge CPU cooler with a pair of slim Noctua 120mm fans when paired with VLP memory. The memory overclocking capability of this mobo is second to none which was important since no VLP ram currently have XMP profiles so I have to manually tinker to take the ram above 2666mHz. Long story short... This board takes all my dream SFF components and allows them to function to their max.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great ITX board 7/6/2020 11:10:42 AM

Overall Review: Great board with great IO. Can't really go wrong. Other than being a little pricey but most ITX boards are.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great ITX Motherboard for H1 Case 7/5/2020 9:29:12 PM

Cons: The back m2 slot makes it hard to install second m2 drive with graphics card for the H1 case.

Overall Review: I've compared this to other z490i motherboard, and this one has it all for the H1 case. I paired the MSI Z490i with the 10700k and it works great! I like the fact that it had connections for usb-c front panel port and thunderbolt. I like the all black look, since I didn't go with any RGB lighting.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
BEST LGA1200 mini ITX board available! 7/4/2020 12:22:13 PM

Pros: Great VRMs, Good RAM speed support, Supports CPU overclocking, Thunderbolt 3 support, Clear CMOS Button, All around black coloring for clean look

Cons: Not as many USBs on the I/O as other boards

Overall Review: Has so many pros and really only one small con, meaning this is a great motherboard for LGA1200 mini ITX PCs.


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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent ITX Board! v2 7/3/2020 1:03:59 PM

Pros: -Awesome black color scheme
-Clear CMOS button
-Support for overclocking CPU and RAM
-Thermalpad on M.2 heatsink

Cons: -Less USB ports than some other boards but, it does include Thunderbolt 3

Overall Review: This is a great mITX board for Z490, I was looking for something to pair with my 10700k and this board checked all my boxes. I was really interested in that clear CMOS button so that I can try my hand at CPU and RAM overclocking without having to pull my system apart to access the CMOS jumper. Been using MSI for years and this board is nothing short of quality. This is an updated review because my last post was missing some info.

This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
good ITX 7/2/2020 6:40:35 PM

Pros: Good slot placement

Cons: Can be hard to remove RAM if the RAM is too thick

Overall Review: Overall it's pretty good. I don't think there's a better choice for Intel ITX. It went well with my H1.

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Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent design, best ITX Available for Intel 1200, specially if you are using an H1 case. 7/1/2020 9:33:37 PM

Pros: I needed an ITX for the 10th generation Intel CPU, that would fit the H1 chassis, had Thunderbolt, and USB C chassis support. The Only other board that has Thunderbolt has a riser that impacts the cooling solution, removing it you loose the top M2, 2 SATA ports, 2 USB ports and it lacks the USB C header. It also had audible fans on the chipset. The MSI is a beautiful design, great heat-syncs, silent chipset fan, great performance, and all the needed USB 3/USB C headers. Made for a perfect build, great fan control, bios options, solid performance, excellent quality and design.

Cons: None, best option for ITX with Thunderbolt for Z490, socket 1200.

Overall Review: Love this board and it’s design, nothing out there compares. See pros above, MSI really stepped up on this board.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Robert,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MEG Z490I UNIFY! If you ever require technical assistance or warranty support, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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