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B360 Boards MSI Gaming Pro Carbon Review

B360 Boards MSI Gaming Pro Carbon Review

B360 Boards MSI Gaming Pro Carbon Review
- Although intel's eighth generation of cpus launched a few months ago now, up until this point, we've only been able to buy said 370 motherboards while said 370 is required for overclocking case use of coffee like CPUs. 

It makes less sense if you want to buy a non case, CPU like the i3 8100, that i've got here as you're, basically forced into buying a board with a high-end chipset at last. This is finally changed with the release of motherboards featuring the H 370 H. 310 and B 360 chipsets there should finally be some better priced options available for these sorts of 8th gen chips and to kick things off we're going to be checking out the B 360 gaming Pro carbon motherboard from MSI. 

My first impressions of the boarder that looks nice and cleaned the whole thing is a matte black and it's got a carbon fiber texture on the various heat sinks. There'S some RGB lighting towards the back around the chipset cover and, on the right hand, side of the board there's over 25 effects, which can be controlled through MSI as mystic light sync software. 

But you can always turn the lighting off. If you prefer it's an ATX board and comes in 230 point 4 centimeters by 24 point three centimeters, starting with the i/o there's a good old ps2 port, two USB 2.0 type-a ports, a DisplayPort, 1.2 output, USB 3. gen2 type, a and type C port, HDMI 1.4. For USB 3, 1 gen2 on type a ports, Gigabit Ethernet, v, audio jacks, an optical s/pdif, L, there's also red lighting for the Ethernet port and the two USB ports. 

Next to it. When it's powered on and the i/o shield is MSI as black and red at the centre of the board, is the LGA 1151 socket which supports Intel, coffee-like based CPUs and I'm testing with the i3 8100 here, as I figured, this would be a better match for The board compared to my 8700 K, which is what I've usually got in the PC.

So that's the only reason. The fractal s 36 is calling it, which is completely overkill for the 8100 of course. But I digress next to the socket of the four Ram slots which run in dual channel and can support up to 64 gig of ddr4 memory at 2600, 66 megahertz, if you're rich enough to afford that much of today's prices. Of course, in my system, I'm just running to eight gig sticks. The speak depends on the CPU.

Sir i5 and i7 chips can run at two thousand six hundred sixty-six megahertz, while the i3 CPUs, like my 8100, here, run at two thousand four hundred megahertz. As for the pcie 3.0 slots from the top down, there's a 16x slot 1 X for X and 2, more 1x slots with support for two-way crossfire, no mention of SL either. There'S 2 m2 slots available, one above the PCIe slots, which can take slightly longer cards and one a bit lower. They both use 4 PCIe lanes.

However, if the lower one is in use with a PCIe based SSD. The third pc is what, if the board will not be usable as this less PCIe lanes here when compared to said 370 speaking of the differences with said 370, there's also no r8 support here, which i think is a limitation of b 360 in general, along the Top there's the 8 pin power, connector CPU fan and pump headers along the right-hand side, there's 6 SATA 3 connectors internal USB 3.1 gen2 on and USB 3.1 gen2 type-c connectors perfect. If your cases front panel supports USB type-c to system fan headers and the 24 pin power connector.

Finally, along the bottom, there's the front panel audio RGB, connectors, a couple: more system fan headers, TPM connector, a second USB 3.1 gen2 on connector and two USB 2.0, connectors to boot into the BIOS, simply press the Delete key during boot. 

I found it fairly 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, and that basically sums up my experience with the board. 

Everything just worked for me as expected, with no issues. As for the pricing, I've been advised that the bay 360 gaming per cob and motherboard comes in at 209, astray llion dollars so about a hundred and fifty US dollars my international viewers, but we pay more for stuff here in Australia, so it may be a bit Less in the US, as I'm making this video just before the release, I don't currently have full details on what other options will be available.

However, I expect there will be lower priced B 360 boards. The combination I've got here doesn't really make the most sense. Given the board costs more than my i3 81 CPU, however its what I've got to work with for the purposes of this video, you can get some pretty low, NZ 370 bullets for slightly cheaper than this one. 

So, although I haven't yet seen other B 360 H, 370 or H, 310 motherboards, that will be available, I get the feeling that this one isn't a bit of an odd position and is likely to be one of the more premium options. So, if you're looking for that budget board to go with the cheap coffee like CPU, this might not be the best choice for you.

However, if you're after some of the bells and whistles without going all out with said 370, then it could be worth considering. In any case, it's great that there's finally more option out there. If you're looking at building an Intel, 8th, gen system as you no longer have to go with the Zed 370 board, so ever all I thought the gaming Pro carbon was a nice board. 

It looks great and it's got some fairly good features, but we'll have to wait and see how it stacks up against others.