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MSI - 970A SLI Krait Edition ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 3.9 Average / 16 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Model

970A SLI Krait Edition

Part #

970A SLIKraitEdition

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

AM3+

Chipset

AMD 970

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133

Maximum Supported Memory

32GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

No

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

Yes

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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( 6 new from £84.95, 1 used from £46.97. Last updated 41 minutes ago. )
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Reviews

derickz 15 points 25 months ago
from completed build Brothers First Gaming Machine

Great motherboard to work with. Wish it had another fan header or 2 but for the money and features can't be beat. Will update after overclocking attempt.

Glistening 14 points 21 months ago
from completed build Monokuma :]

A great motherboard with a simple BIOS. It was easy to overclock with and had all the features I needed for a great price. Matched my build also ;)

Blackspikes 6 points 20 months ago
from completed build Gaming build for a friend

Motherboard has been perfect, works great and looks sick. Ordered from Amazon because I have a sneaking suspicion that Newegg takes RMA'd boards and puts them right back up for sale (based on their lower user reviews on pretty much every single motherboard I have ever looked at). Can't complain with the features it has, including SLI for later.

kylejacks4 25 points 19 months ago
from completed build Rainbow Road

Pretty solid motherboard. It looks great and works well. The issue I have with this is that the boot time is delayed by about 20 or 30 seconds because of random boot codes at the bottom left during start-up. Also, the temperature readings for the CPU temp is always dropping to about 4 degrees centigrade when the processor temp is under 40. I'm not 100% positive that this is the motherboard or the AM3+ chipset, or the CPU.

DJHeroMasta 20 points 16 months ago
from completed build Project Blue Angel Rev 1.0 (Old)

This is a budget board. The black/white theme is nice and all but when it comes to overclocking don't expect much. Also, the 970 chipset on this board gets EXTREMELY hot. I'm talking 95C+, once it hits over 110C the system throttles down, so DON'T overclock with this board. Other than that, USB 3.1 is Really Fast!

adidas773851 12 points 15 months ago
from completed build White Witch

This goes with my black and white build and has lots of features. It has support for 3.0 USB front ports on my case also. I would have liked more fan hookups though.

Suka21 9 points 14 months ago
from completed build A Little Upgrade

No problems, has great features and amazing room for expansion.

achtungpanzer 42 points 13 months ago
from completed build AMD Krait Snake Build

Bought really just for the color scheme. It does what its supposed to do, but has the issue with the NZXT X61 that I mentioned in my completed build. Have to dock it a bit for that but otherwise its been fine. Overclocks as it should.

OllieManMan 24 points 13 months ago
from completed build First Time Family Dragon

Here's the thing. I'm a noob and this probably broke due to my stupidity so these stars mean a lot less, but here is my tale.

I bought this board for 3 simple reasons. It was very affordable for what it offered, It was from a well know brand and it looked dam sexy, way sexier than any other boards in this price range.

Unfortunately it get very hot very fast and the build quality is MEH so so. Friend have told me this board is "All looks" and I see what they meant. I'll admit in the end it blew because of one loose screw (my fault, didnt notice it while working on another part of the chassis) but that **** lit up so fast it not only fried itself the second i turned it on. it fried my CPU as well. DEAD AND DEAD in one second. From one grounding screw being loose.

Also when it did work the features didn't all work (fan ports and such) and like I said those sexy heat sink got super hot under light loads.

So take it or leave it I know some of you have had great luck with this board. Myself, I'm getting me an asus sabertooth ;P

DJHeroMasta 15 points 11 months ago

This is a budget board. The black/white theme is nice and all but when it comes to overclocking don't expect much. Also, the 970 chipset on this board gets REALLY hot. I'm talking 95C+, once it hits over 110C the system throttles down, so DON'T overclock with this board. Other than that, USB 3.1 is Really Fast!