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MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review

MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review

MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review - Msi'S said 390 ace motherboard is one of their more premium options in their century 90 lineup. So, let's take a look and find out what features are on offer and if it's a board, you should consider buying the ATX board. 

Has a nice clean, black and grey metallic color scheme? There'S some RGB lighting above one of the heat sinks, they're calling it mystic light infinity because it has an effect that makes it look like it goes deeper than the space available. 

This can be controlled using MSI's light. Sync software: in total there are 29 different effects, but you can always turn it off if you prefer, as for rear iron from left to right, there are BIOS flash back and clear CMOS buttons for USB 2.0 type-a ports, gigabit ethernet 5, USB 3.1 gen2 type-a ports. A single USB 3.1 gen2 type-c port 2 Wi-Fi antenna, connectors and audio jacks. The black and red iron shield is also pre-installed on the board. 

Making installation easier at the center of the board is the LGA 1151 socket, which supports both Intel, h and ninth gen CPUs, and for my testing, I'm using an i7 8700 K next to the socket and the full memory slots which run in dual channel and can Support up to 64 gig of memory at up to DDO for 4500 speeds with overclocking in my system, I'm just running two sticks of T force: Nighthawks seal 16 memory from Team group at ddr4 3200. As for the pcie 3.0 slots from the top down, there's an x16 slot with 16 lanes via the CPU two PCIe x16 x16 slot, with eight lanes by the CPU third x1 slot, with one lane via the PCH, then finally down the bottom and x16 slot. 

With four lanes by the CPU, the board also supports either 2-way SLI or 3-way crossfire, and the three x16 slots are also reinforced with metal. There are three m dot 2 slots around the PCIe slots and the top one supports slightly longer drives, while the bottom one is called by the included heat shield. All three m dot two slots are wired for four lanes of PCI e 3

0 via the chip, sir, however, installing drives will disable different reports. You can check which get disabled in the manual. As for internal air, along the top of the board, there are two eight pin power, connectors, CPU and pump fan headers to RGB headers and a debug led along the right hand. Side are six solder: three connectors internal USB 3.1 gen2 on header, two internal USB 3.1 gen2 type-c headers, ATX, 24, pin power connector and two system band headers towards the top.

Finally, along the bottom, from left to right. There'S the front panel audio third system fed header, a couple: more RGB, headers fourth system fan header, two internal USB 2.0 headers; second, USB 3.1 gen2 on header front panel, connectors, followed by the power and reset switch with a dial for overclocking. Last but not least, the fifth and final system fan header is found just above the top end or two slot using the SATA ports, the supports for raid 0, 1, 5 and 10. While the m dot 2 slots support raid 0 1 & 5, the Wi-Fi antenna can be attached to the back of the board and supports up to 8 or 2

11 AC Wi-Fi with Intel wireless AC, 9, 5 6 or to boot, into the BIOS, simply press the Delete key during boot. It'S the same as other msi boards. I'Ve used so easy to navigate through and make changes, and I had no issues while updating to the latest version noted here, which is what I was testing with. The BIOS can be upgraded easily by copying the update files onto a USB stick, plugging it in and pressing the BIOS flash back button on the back of the board.

It just takes a few minutes to complete and it's a great feature to have with the said. 390, you've got the option of overclocking to the overclocking dial found on the bottom left corner of the motherboard starts at a default of 0 and can literally be turned up to 11. Each increment applies different frequency and voltage automatically after you reboot. The amount will differ between CPUs for the 8600 k I'm using here. 

These are the values we're looking at, but I just went ahead with my usual manual 5.0 gigahertz overclock. Without any issues. Here'S what we're looking at in terms of vrm temperatures of idle and with the CPU under a 264 stress, tested, stock and overclocked to 5 gigahertz on all 6 cores, with an MB in room temperature of 26 degrees Celsius for up-to-date pricing check the links in the Description as prices will change time at the time of recording in the u.s

That'S going for 270 US dollars, while here in Australia, it's 479 Australian dollars. So what did you guys think about? Msa is said: 390 ace motherboard. I like how it looks and it's got great features, but these come at a cost, as this is one of em. S is more premium said 390 options at the moment, so it depends on what you're after Anna board. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments and, if you're new here get subscribed for future tech.