|Price incl. VAT||£147.90|
|Price excl. VAT||£123.25|
|Extended warranty + 1 year £14.80 Extended warranty + 1 year||
|Return products within two months £7.39 Possibility to return products within two months||
Intel introduced its new Z170 chipset along the very first 6th generation Skylake processors. The chipset is the brain of this Z170A-G45 Gaming motherboard from the prestigious manufacturer MSI. Its features and components were carefully selected to make it the ideal choice for building powerful computers, well-suited both for the latest games and demanding multimedia content.
The Z170A-G45 Gaming is equipped with the LGA 1151 socket, supports the latest 14 nM Skylake processors, and features four DDR4 memory module slots, shielded against electromagnetic noise. The modules operate at the base 2400 MHz frequency, though they can reach 3600 MHz at maximum load.
Overclocking is generally very easy, thanks to the smartly designed PCB, Click BIOS 5, and dedicated clock utilities and drivers. Since the whole system is expected to handle extreme performance loads, all the potentially overheating components are cooled by effective passive heatsinks. This motherboard allows you to reach the very peak of its overclocking potential and seamlessly restore the original settings if you happen to overdo it.
Two PCI Express 3.0 slots are there for you to plug in the latest graphics cards in CrossFireX and SLI mode, enabling you to enjoy your favourite games down to the last pixel. The slots also have a tough steel frame and increased number of soldered welds, making them exceedingly durable. Now you don’t have to worry about damaging the graphics cards when hooking up your PC for a LAN party.
SATA Express ports serve to connect the latest SSDs, though the motherboard is also equipped with the increasingly popular M.2 interface. If you still need a higher data rate, you can use MSI RAMDisk technology. It sets aside part of the memory, creating a virtual drive that helps to achieve speeds up to 25x faster compared to SSDs. External drives are also fully supported thanks to the 2nd Gen USB 3.1 interface, which is up to 20x faster compared to the previous version.
The board’s integrated sound card with premium NAHIMIC technology provides unfailingly perfect overview of what is happening in the game and lets you enjoy great music with stunningly accurate audio reproduction.
The MSI Z170A-G45 Gaming is equipped with the Killer LAN network card to make your gaming experience as smooth and lag-free as possible. The card makes sure your gaming applications are always prioritised in the network traffic, minimising the latency. The Gaming LAN Manager app also lets you set the prioritisation of network traffic according your needs. The network card also has overvoltage protection, keeping your PC safe during thunderstorms.
The chinese company MSI (Micro-Star International) has earned a solid place in the world of IT, mainly producing motherboards for desktop computers. However, it also produces high quality graphics cards, barebone computers, notebook computers, networking products, servers, and many other computer components. MSI products support the latest technologies and provide the performance necessary for all applications. Recently, the company has begun making a name for itself in the growing segment of gaming notebooks.
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