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MSI S1151 ATX Z170A Gaming M7 DDR4 Motherboard, BONUS Steelseries Mouse Pad!

Web ID: 15395

Intel Socket 1151, Intel Z170 Express Chipset, Dual Channel DDR4 4 Slots, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x4 or x8/ x8/x2 modes), 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way AMD Crossfire, 4 x PCIe x1 slots, 2 x M.2, 6 x SATA 6Gbps, 1 x USB 3.1 Type A, USB 3.1 Type C, 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 via Back panel, 4 via internal header), 7 x USB 2.0 (3 via Back panel, 4 via internal header), RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, Killer Gaming LAN, 2 x HDMI, Displayport, 7.1 channel audio with optical out, ATX Form Factor, BONUS SteelSeries 63004 QcK Gaming Mouse Pad PN 63004 CASH PRICE
Manufacturer PN: Z170A Gaming M7
GTIN: 824142119785
Warranty: 3 Year
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To master the game you need a masterful system. The MSI Enthusiast GAMING motherboards are honored with the suffix “M for Master” to cite its truly outstanding design, ready to guide you to the next level in gaming.


Unmatched memory performance and stability

DDR4 Boost

With traditional memory design the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.

  • Heavy plated heatsink design

    Keeping your system cool in the heat of battle.

  • Dragon Cover

    The Dragon cover doesn't just look cool with its GAMING branding, it also protects I/O devices against Electro Magnetic Interference, ensuring pure signals.

  • Gaming DNA design

    GAMING on the inside, GAMING on the outside. Attention to detail, from red and black look & feel to PCB printing, make the next generation MSI GAMING motherboards stand out once again.

  • Dragon Heatsink

    The Dragon Heatsink, featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon, confirms you are dealing with a genuine GAMING motherboard.

  • Heavy plated heatsink design

    Keeping your system cool in the heat of battle.

  • Dragon Cover

    The Dragon cover doesn't just look cool with its GAMING branding, it also protects I/O devices against Electro Magnetic Interference, ensuring pure signals.

Gaming LAN

Dominate the game with lowest latency

Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI® GAMING LAN, featuring carefully selected components to ensure the best online gaming experience without lag.

Killer E2400

True Gaming LAN with Killer™

Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports.

The new Killer E2400 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Killer™ LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

Gaming optimized bandwith management

Dedicated to giving you the best online gaming experience with optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games.


  • Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
  • Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
  • Allows you to customize you to customize bandwidth for each application
LAN Protect

LAN Protect

Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, LAN Protect is a LAN connector designed to give you the best networking experience. It's highlighted with a red LED inside the RJ45 connector to show its functionality.

Studio grade sound with AUDIO BOOST 3

With Audio Boost 3, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology and through the use of premium quality audio components, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal-clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high impedance headphones and truly dominate the game.

Nahimic Sound Technology

Nahimic Sound Technology

Golden Audio Jacks

Golden Audio Jacks

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

Isolated Audio PCB

Isolated Audio PCB

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Hear beyond the limits with Nahimic Sound Technology

To lead the gaming market, MSI is adopting Nahimic sound technology to boost the audio performance for their new range of gaming computers. So what’s new about this? Nahimic now offers immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using advanced sound enhancement effects.


Enjoy sound that pushes the limits of reality.

On the cutting edge of innovation, Nahimic Sound Technology has proven its quality and precision in Military and Aerospace projects. Now they’re making some serious noise by becoming an essential part of your lethal gaming arsenal.

Nahimic places your user experience right at the heart of their software, offering you premium gaming benefits:


Immersive 360° sound that puts you right in the heart of the action.

Perfectly defining even the smallest sounds and providing unmatched clarity of dialogue.

Intensified bass, giving you incredibly high-powered sound.

Microphone quality: constant volume and noise reduction for perfect voice clarity and comprehension.

Lastly, Nahimic is unveiling their HD Audio Recorder for the very first time: this function enables you to enjoy studio quality sound to immortalize your streamed games - all in one click!

*The HD Audio Recorder function can only be activated when the XSplit Gamecaster software is installed.


1-second overclocking with Game Boost!

Need more FPS? Need more CPU and memory power? With Game Boost’ one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just turn the dial and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. With Game Boost going up to eleven , a performance increase up to 5GHz is possible!


*Features may vary according to your platform and model


Gaming Hotkey, with a dedicated hardware chip, enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions or macros to any key and turn your PC on/off, launch your favorite games, load overclocking profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!

  • Customize any key on your keyboard
  • Up to 16 steps macro programming
  • User friendly, easy to use application
  • 1 key load up of your favorite game
  • 1 key overclocking


Easily program your most used commands to be executed with a single keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want.


*Real GAMING Hotkey settings depend on the configuration


Assign your own keyboard combinations

Windows keys

Quick launch any application or folder,Quick launch of mail, browser or more

One press to login (program passwords)

MSI® Smart keys

One press to login (program passwords)

Login Keys


Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!



  • 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1
  • 20X faster than USB 2.0
  • Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
  • Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals


Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.



With MSI Super Charger you can deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. You can quickly charge these devices when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.


Fast storage with SATA Express

SATA Express offers a solution in high speed storage through PCI-Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs up to 16 Gb/s.

Twin Turbo design

Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.

Turbo U.2 Host Card (optional)

The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.

Data transfer speed



MSI Overclocking

Designed for Overclocking

With a long history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards, this motherboard has OC running through its veins. Built from the ground up to support heavy overclocking, from its OC PCB to Military Class components, you know this MSI motherboard is ready to push the limits!

  • Copper Contact Cooling
    Copper Contact Cooling
  • Extreme Socket Design
    Extreme Socket Design
  • Premium Power Phases
    Premium Power Phases
  • OC PCB Design
    OC PCB Design
  • Overvoltage Protection
    Overvoltage Protection

Sky's the limit with OC Engine 2

OC Engine has been beefed up for MSI Z170 motherboards. This external clock generator gives you even more freedom to achieve the absolute maximum overclock for your setup. OC Engine 2 also offers lower jitter and lower power consumption resulting in even higher stability under extreme conditions. The sky is the limit!



• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core&trade i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
* Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


• Intel® Z170 Chipset

Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)


• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x4 or x8/ x8/x2 modes)
• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

Onboard Graphics

• 2 x HDMI™ ports, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
• 1 x DisplayPort, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz


• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology


Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports* (4 ports reserved for SATAe)
• 2 x M.2 slot*
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards,4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length M.2 SSD cards
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Mini-SAS SSD with Turbo U.2 Host Card**

• 2 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x2) ***
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

* M.2, SATA and SATAe ports maximum support 1x M.2_PCIe + 6x SATAs or 1x M.2_SATA + 1x M.2_PCIe + 4x SATAs.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA.


• Intel® Z170 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
- Supports RAID 0 and RAID1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices*

* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with UEFI BIOS


ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) port on the back panel
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port on the back panel

Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 7 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)



• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output


• 1 x Killer™ E2400 Gigabit LAN controller

Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x SATAe connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x GAME BOOST button
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
- 1 x HOTKEY switch
- 1 x Slow mode switch
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  * 1 x HOTKEY port
  * 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 2 x HDMI™ ports
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks


• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 


• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor


• 9 mounting holes