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MSI - Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.5 Average / 4 Ratings )




Part #


Form Factor

Mini ITX

CPU Socket



Intel Z270

Memory Slots

2 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3600 / 3800

Maximum Supported Memory


RAID Support


Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 6 Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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dafunker 36 points 5 months ago
from completed build Porygon

Just awesome. Easy bios, easy OC, easy control on LED, neutral design. (Initialy, I bought a GA-Z170N-WIFI... what a mistake. No heatsinks on mosfet so no OC and even CPU throttling on the stock version.) Don't do the same mistake and buy this Z270I please.

kewldood99 15 points 4 months ago
from completed build Project Jupiter

What a dream of a motherboard! I second I saw it I knew this was the one. z270 mITX form factor and colour neutral with a ton of built in features. Also had the RGB header too which was a nice touch.

shreduhsoreus 7 points 16 days ago
from completed build Living Room Core

This is a pretty decent little motherboard. I got a bundle price, plus a rebate, plus a free game so I'm feeling really good in the value department, but it actually has a good amount of features. WiFi/Bluetooth, 2 sysfan headers in addition to a CPU fan header, decently placed ports so installing it in the small cases it's meant for isn't a huge hassle. This doesn't have as many power phases as pricier boards like the Strix and others, but you can still get a pretty good overclock stable. I do think they could have fit 2 more USB ports and some people may be put off by the M.2 being on the back of the board.

It's a shame how expensive mITX motherboards are, but even at the full price, this is still not too bad. Though you probably could find something cheaper.

Nitrodasnipa 1 point 10 days ago

UEFI BIOS is super unfriendly to overclocking with a 7th gen CPU at least. Besides that it's great all around. Edit- I decided to get an M.2 SSD, before realizing MSI decided to put the extra slot on the back of the motherboard...