Socket / CPU
Black / Red
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 60 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build First PC - Overkill | Part Deux
Nice black and red accents, easy to use BIOS, overclock capable, and everything else you need from a value B350 board.
- 42 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Ryzen 1700X Gaming & Productivity Build
LOVE this motherboard. I was white knuckling waiting for everything to arrive to do my ryzen build. I got lucky and snagged this board and got it 3/10 right at release. I planned to do an ASUS 370x Prime since I've always ran ASUS mobos before. But on 3/7 release there was no motherboard in stock and then suddenly this one came up as in stock at time of release. I read through the B350 vs X370 specs and realized I wasn't really missing much functionality I'd ever use by going with a B350 board.
I pulled the trigger and bought my first MSi board ever. I was especially white knuckling due to reading all about the initial BIOS ryzen issues and such. I pre-loaded my windows install along with MSi's day 1 bios update to a usb drive. I flashed it on first boot and restarted and installed windows and started using it. No issues whatsoever.
The BIOS itself is great - easy to navigate and use. I'm in love with my decision to try an M2 SSD with this board - speed is a great improvement over traditional SSD speeds.
All in all - this board is great and has done me no wrong. Its aesthetics aren't over the top but it has a certain sleekness to it that I think it's visually great. Would recommend this to anyone looking to do an average enthusiast Ryzen build.
- 25 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build The Hustler
Great board AFTER a few BIOS updates. Before that it was super wonky and I was actually kind of scared I had gotten a broken MoBo.
- 23 points
- 31 months ago
Overall a pretty great board. I had some issues at the beginning (mostly because I am a newb). I had to really learn how to use and understand the BIOS. I will say this, MSI has top-notch costumer support. All the issues I had with the MOBO, I just called them up and spoke with a tech straight away to clear up my issue.
- 22 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1070 Silence
I feel like this board is underpriced at $100. I had been looking at X370 options in the $150 - $180 range but this had what I needed. Vcore has been very stable at overclocks up to 1.35v, but I can't speak to voltages higher than that. The only thing that is kind of a crock about this board is that 2 of the 6 expansion slots are PCI, not PCIe. I added a 6 header USB 2.0 card just to make some use of this, but there's not too much else you can put in PCI these days. It basically makes this a mATX board masquerading as ATX. I feel slightly limited with the PCIex4 slot that becomes x1 if populate either of the two native x1 slots, but that was a known PCIe lane limitation of the chipset going in. I'm sure the PCI slots are also the product of that limitation.
Otherwise I actually kinda like the red LEDs, and the heatsink for the power phases is also pretty solid, even if they are just 4+2. And someday I'll put an M.2 drive into that slot, so that's nice to have. Lastly, fan headers galore that can speed control via PWM or DC, which was heaven sent with my mixed bag of 4 pin and 3 pin fans.
All in all a great board for $100.
- 20 points
- 28 months ago
from completed build attack helicopters first PC build
- 20 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Red/Black Gaming PC
Good quality, but had some problems with the BIOS. Good for the price
- 19 points
- 24 months ago
from completed build Endeavour v1.4
Nearly fried my 1700 (gave it 1.44v on stock settings), still can't keep an over 3.8GHz oc stable, the bios is trash and Msis support is absolutely horrendous. Do NOT make the mistake i made by buying this board.
- 17 points
- 23 months ago
from completed build Guilty Pleasure
Easy to work with. Bios was easy to understand and made me comfortable in overclocking my CPU. It also fit with my theme so that was a nice plus.
- 16 points
- 31 months ago
from completed build THE SINEWAVE - Ryzen 5 build
Great motherboard, lots of future proofing. It's got everything from crossfire support to an m.2 slot. It definitely pairs well with a Ryzen 5. However, the BIOS is kinda crap, at least without updating it, which the new BIOS fixes pretty much all the problems. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.
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