MSI Intel B360-A PRO Coffee Lake ATX Motherboard
MSI B360-A PRO, Intel B360, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, M.2, 2-Way CrossFire, Intel GbE, USB 3.1 Gen2 A+C, ATX
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Protect against installation damage for 28 days.
ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.
Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.
PRO SERIES: Making Your Life Easier Is Our Business
Combining quality you can rely on with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of the MSI PRO SERIES motherboards. Engineered to gratify even the most demanding professional, these motherboards will fit in any PC. Making your life easier and supporting your business with super stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.
Built For Content Creators and Professionals
This motherboard is designed to fully utilise the Intel® Coffee Lake 6 core processors, ready to deliver world class performance when gaming.
B360-A PRO: Stronger Than Steel
• Heavy Plated Heatsinks: Leading heatsink design, for maximum cooling.
• DDR4 Boost: Optimised traces and isolated memory circuitry.
• Turbo M.2: NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4.
• PCI-E Steel Armour: Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI.
• Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
Generate Your Own Money
MSI PRO Series motherboards are optimised for crypto currency mining like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more. These motherboards come with more PCI expansion slots, perfectly placed so you can install multiple graphics cards simultaneously with ease. Optimised Power Design and special BIOS options ensure a rock solid system for long mining sessions to maximise efficiency and coin generation.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include five system fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system to the max.
Fully Controllable Fan Headers
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.
DC or PWM Mode with Hysteresis
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Total Control in BIOS and Software
Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Enjoy the Latest Video Standards
Supporting the latest display connectors for new technologies (OLED, HDR) and legacy connectors for beamers, MSI motherboards are designed to make life easier for any professional user.
Want More Performance? Try Multi GPU!
MSI PRO Series motherboards support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance.
Legacy DVI Video Support
Professional monitors, TVs, beamers and other displays, are all supported by the DVI-D output on MSI motherboard. No matter what screen type you want to connect, using a dedicated graphics card or an on-board connector, MSI motherboards have you covered.
Enjoy awesome 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) video playback with MSI motherboards.
Be The First To Boot Up In The Morning
This MSI product supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you noticeable benefits. Start programs faster, load data faster and increase productivity.
Boost Your HDD to Perform Like an SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. All MSI 300 Series motherboards are ready for Intel® Optane™ Memory.
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
X-Boost Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimises your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximise storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.
SATA Mass Storage
We made sure each MSI motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long term storage of large files and system backups.
Ultra-Fast Performance, Great Gaming Experience
All of the next gen storage connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI PRO Series motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance.
Professional Sound Quality
Get the most immersive sound experience. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes.
Amplify Your Game with Audio Boost
Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound. Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit, offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.
Isolated Audio Design with LED Border
Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible. A bright border illuminated by LEDs showcases and protects the Hi-Fi audio unit.
Separated Audio Layers for Clean Left & Right Channels
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
Dedicated High Definition Audio Processor
Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
High Quality Audio Capacitors for A Warmer Sound
By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. The high quality audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.
Premium Connectors for Optimal 7.1 Sound Quality
With premium audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with the least chance of distortion. Using gold also prevents any corrosion or oxidation in the long run, which could impact signal quality.
Stable, Secure & Fast Networking
Optimised for professional and multimedia use, this generation comes equipped with a high quality network solution ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability when transferring big data.
Low Latency LAN Powered by Intel®
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimised for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.
LAN Protect To Shield Your System Against Power Surges
Featuring anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector is designed to give you a reliable networking experience.
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Enhanced Stability with Optimised Memory Layout
Optimised traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.
Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimise memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
Enable Intel® Extreme Memory Profile with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.
Designed For Limitless Tuning
Founded on experience and with a long history of creating the best performing motherboards packed with smart features, you can count on this motherboard to deliver the best performance under the most extreme conditions. Countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimised power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
EZ DeBug LED
Run into trouble? On-board LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
Maximise Your USB Device Performance
Transfer your favourite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
X-Boost Your USB Performance
When enabled, X-Boost optimises your devices for even better transfer speeds, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimises the USB devices connected to your system.
Super Charge Your Phone & Battery-Powered Gear
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB peripherals or other battery-powered gear.
Double ESD Protection
Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
Apps to Greatly Improve Efficiency
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming.
X-Boost Your Storage
This unique and exclusive software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Simply use X-BOOST’s Easy or Advanced mode to tune your system speed increased, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of data.
Take Command of Your System
MSI’s Command Center software is the perfect tool to get the most out of your motherboard. With an intuitive interface, Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximise performance and optimise your system’s cooling features.
Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.
SSD Not Fast Enough? Try MSI® RAMDisk
MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your software, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!
• Speed up system performance, over 25x faster than a SATA SSD.
• Speed up games, apps and browser.
• Increase SSD lifespan.
Instant System Startup with MSI Fast Boot & Go2BIOS
With the latest operating systems supporting UEFI fast booting methods, we have added a “Fast Boot” option to take full advantage of this. Simply enable “Fast Boot” either in the BIOS or with the convenient application for faster boot times.
Avoid having to mash your DEL/F2 button to get into the BIOS with the Go2BIOS button in the MSI Fast Boot application. Your PC will automatically go to the BIOS on the next reboot for quick. Some models even have an on-board Go2BIOS button.
CPU-Z MSI GAMING Edition
MSI has worked closely with the CPUID team to develop a special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information of your system’s key components, like CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
Built On Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.
Fortify Your System with PCI-E Steel Armour
MSI PCI Express Steel Armour slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armour also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference to provide a pure and reliable signal for the best performance, even when turning it up a notch.
Ultimate Motherboard Protection
We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
Components Chosen by Only High Quality and Stability
MSI uses components with the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. MSI quality approved components are shielded with the best protection and make sure your system run smoothly under the most extreme gaming conditions.
Windows 10 Certified
With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 10. With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product.
A User-Friendly BIOS
We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features found in CLICK BIOS 5 let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
Easy Mode for Quick Tweaks
When you just want to get back to work, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.
Easy Search & Favourites
Can't find a specific BIOS setting? Don’t worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favourites gives easy access to selected Favourite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favourites.
Hotkey for Flash BIOS
Updating your motherboard BIOS will not be a nightmare anymore. MSI motherboards are easily for entering Flash BIOS menu, just press CTRL+F5 and one click for updating your motherboard BIOS.
Hardware Monitor with Fan Control
Hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Make Your SSD as Fast as New with Secure Erase+
When using an SSD, its performance will slowly decrease over time as more and more data is written onto it. This will slow down Read/Write speeds and increase access times of your SSD, making your system feel sluggish. Using an optimised formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
Instantly Optimise and Boost Your Performance
CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to XMP memory profiles to optimise your system's memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI OC Genie.
• Supports DDR4 Memory up to 2666MHz.
• Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
• DDR4 Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability.
• Intel® LAN: Premium network solution from Intel® for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection.
• Multi-GPU: With Steel armour PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
• Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
• EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot.
• PCI-E Steel Armour: Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
• X-Boost: Software that auto-detects and allows you to boost the performance of any storage, Optane or USB device.
• Core Boost: With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
|RAM Memory Support|
|Memory Channel||Dual (2)|
|Memory Type (ECC)||Non-ECC|
|Memory Type (R/U)||UDIMM (Unbuffered)|
|Memory Speed (Mhz)||
|Max. Memory Capacity||64GB (4x16GB)|
|Audio||Realtek ALC892 7.1 HD Audio|
|Primary GPU Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||Not Supported|
|AMD CrossFire Support||2-Way CrossFire|
|On-Board Graphics Connectors||
|SATA Support||SATA3 / M.2|
|RAID Support via||Not Supported|
|Storage Mode Support||
|Network Interface Type||Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)|
|Network Chip/Modules||1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)|
|Rear I/O Connectors||
|Board Dimensions||304 x 243 mm|
|Model Number||B360-A PRO|
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- 36 months
- DOA Period:
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