MSI 970 GAMING ATX Motherboard

MSI 970 GAMING, AMD970+SB950, Socket AM3+, 4DDR3, 2PCI_EX16, 2PCI_EX1, 2PCI, 6SATA3, 4USB3

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Scan code: LN59076 Manufacturer code: 970 GAMING Request call
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Product Overview Let the games begin
MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

Reward your ears with true quality
Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.

Dual Headhpone Amplifiers
Prepare for an eargasm. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600? delivered from your gaming PC.

Killer E2200 Game Networking
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.

Gaming Device Port
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games. Features • Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
• Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
• USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
• Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
• Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
• OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
• Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
• NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
• Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
• Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM3/AM3+
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset AMD 970
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1066
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2133(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 32GB
Graphics Connectors  
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 2 Way CrossFireX
Audio  
Network Interface Type  
Network Interface Chip/Modules  
SATA SATA III 6Gb/s
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI (64 bit)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 2 x 3pin Fan (V)
  • 3 x 4pin Fan (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x SPDIF-Out Header
  • 2 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
MSI
Telephone:
0870 820 0009
Reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Great motherboard, looks amazing and runs great. No issues with it :) 15 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Motherboard This motherboard is brilliant in all respects that I can find. Its software is easy to use and overreaching, the features are more than adequate, and the bios is easy to use. As a side note, it does not support the 220w CPUs that have been recently released, but this is not a major issue. 12 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hot northbridge This motherboard looks amazing for the money but it has a fault. If you are planning on water cooling like i have, the northbridge runs super hot as it is not getting any cooling from the cpu fan, so hot it burns to touch. Don't know if this is just mine or a common fault. I have mounted a fan pointing at the heatsink and this seems to be helping 09 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by msi 970 amd970+sb950 motherboard i had no problems with software ,no problems at all with motherboard both my gtx gpus are working sli and amd cpu no problems ,also enjoying the sounds of the speakers and headphone audio crystal clear ,i do prefer a black motherboard ,nice red light on board by the audio circuit ,all satas working ,my would be concern is the killa internet as you cant use another software if i have problems,but that not serious my other note was sata plugs but they are fine as having 2 gpus they miss them no problem and plenty of space for my heat censers 10/10 for me 30 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice budget board Nice board got a fx 8370e overclocked to 4.8ghz stable its a board does what it says on the tin not much more to add 19 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Looks Good This is an excellent mobo for the money, only problem i had was the driver disc wouldn't install on windows 10 so no internet till you can find the driver for killer ethernet on the disc and then you need to update that driver on their site, the old driver caused some random shutdowns 25 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brilliant service The item came when expected but has not been tried yet as rest of computer is still to be ordered and then tested. However it was recommended to me so I am hoping it will be as good as it's meant to be. 20 October 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Awful and a waste of time! I have had this motherboard for 9 months tomorrow and i have to say that this is the worst motherboard i have ever used in my time of building PC's. I only have this because i keep on getting replacements of this. It has blown up/died on me 5 times now and to be honest i am getting sick of it. To save your self the hassle of running back and forth to scan or shipping it across the country. I can't change what you think of the motherboard, it is aesthetically pleasing but i don't expect this from MSI. Scan have been helpful as always and i will contue to use scan. 26 September 2015
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Yes, and it runs like a champ. I have one myself and if it's for gaming I advise to disable 'cool and quiet' and enable HPC Mode (high power computer).
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yes. I run the more powerful 8350 and its perfect for that
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yes easily, got a fx6350 in mine
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yes it will no problem as it states am3+ model
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yes with ease I got 4.6 ghz oc with 6300
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It would, but i wouldn't touch the FX series since they are known to be quite unstable
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I want this motherboard but the case I have has 4 fans and they are all 3 pin connectors so I was wondering if the fan conectors were cross compatable so I can plug my 3 pin fan connectors into the 4 pin fan connectors.
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yes they are compatible, 3 pins will fit into 4, i did it with this board
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yep got 2 3pin on my 970 gaming, the 4th pin is for the system to control the speed of the fan i believe
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I am answering my own question but after looking at the picture it appears that they are cross compatible
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yes and 4 pin fan header can be used with any 3 pin or 4 pin fan
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Yes, the fx 9370 uses am3+ so it should work fine.
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yes but not advised as the vrms get really hot around 80 degrees
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Hi,

This motherboard supports up to 32Gbs of DDR3 at up to 2133 MHz. This means you should go for something such as the Corsair Vengeance Pro which comes in the market at 1866MHz. But if you were to get a higher clock such as the 2400MHz model of RAM, It would only be able to run at 2133 max.

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If it is RAM memory you are looking for, The motherboard is DDR3 so you could use things like G.Skill Ripjaw ram, Corsair, Hyper X. I am also sure it can hold up to 32gb ram :) Best of luck
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