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MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X $149.99 at Fry's Electronics on sale for $119.99 after $31 off with promo code

hamirmahal 171 42 July 29, 2016 at 09:15 AM in Motherboards (10)
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Last Edited by annie930ny July 29, 2016 at 10:24 AM
Fry's Electronics normally has this motherboard for $149.99, but after $31 off with Friday (7/29)'s promo code you can get it for $118.99: http://www.frys.com/product/88792...mail072916.

Amazon has this motherboard for $159,99, and free same-day shipping with Prime. It has a 4-star review average from 75 customers in an aggregate review combined with other MSI motherboards: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Perfor...4142126639.

Newegg has this motherboard for $149.99, with a 4-egg review average from 16 people: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product. Don't worry that this isn't a perfect 5-egg review average, since I've noticed that motherboard reviews seem to be, on average, much lower than reviews for other products.

Best Buy does not have this exact motherboard on sale: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searc...&keys=keys.

But, Walmart does have it for $156.94 online: https://www.walmart.com/search/?c...4142126639.

The last time this was posted to Slickdeals was a month ago, and it was on sale for $120 at that time, too: http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?q=MSI+Z170A+Krait+gaming+3x+&v=2. So, if you miss this motherboard sale this time around, you may get lucky if you wait another month for it to go on sale again, though I'm not making any guarantees.

Google shopping results, for those interested: https://www.google.com/search?saf...Aatj2vRrRE.

Specifications:

CPU
- Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151

Chipset
- 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 ECC, un-buffered memory
- ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Please refer to Compatibility reports for more information of compatible memory.

Slots
-3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
- 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots

Onboard Graphics
- 1 x HDMI™ port, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
- Support for HDMI™ 1.4 version.
- 1 x DVI-D port, support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz

Multi-GPU Support
- Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
- Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology

Storage
-Intel® Z170 Chipset
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports* (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
- 1 x M.2 Key M Socket supports type 2280/2260/2242 storage devices in both PCIE Gen3 x4 & SATA mode*
- 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**
-1 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x2)***
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
* SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 module in M.2 slot.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA. SATA and SATAe ports maximum support 6x SATAs or 1x SATAe + 4x SATAs..

RAID
- Intel® Z170 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

USB
-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 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available
through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors)
- 8 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

RAID
- Intel® Z170 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

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

LAN
- 1 x Intel® I219-V 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 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
- 1 x SATAe connector
- 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 Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x TBT connector

Back Panel I/O Ports
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks

BIOS
- 1x 128 Mb flash
- UEFI AMI BIOS
- ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
- Multi-language

Dimension
- 12 in. x 9.25 in. (30.5 cm x 23.5 cm)
- ATX Form Factor

Mounting
- 6 mounting holes

Hope this helps out anyone who's constantly looking at motherboard deals trying to find the right one, like myself. This is my first deal post, though I've commented plenty of times in threads already.
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#2
Great price for this board. Was looking for a nice z170. This is perfect!
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#3
Got this on the last deal. Happy with the mobo
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#4
I flew to my computer when I saw this alert to only find out that it's not 3x Z170 boards, but only one. What is that Gaming 3X anyway? So confusing. Was really hoping for 3x boards each $50.
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#5
Can this play games without graphics card?
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#6
Pretty solid board. Built my cousin a computer with this board and it runs nicely.
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#7
No m2?
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Quote from XAmadeoX View Post :
Can this play games without graphics card?
minesweeper...
sure.
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#9
I thought mobos could do 4k at 60 hz. this one is only 24. youtube has 60fps videos.
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#10
Quote from joder View Post :
No m2?
Yes it has 1 m.2 slot
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#11
MSI boards still have alot of issues, bought this earlier this week from Fry's, had to RMA after two days due to RAM compatibility issue. YMMV

btw, didn't know Walmart sells motherboard...
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#12
I got a Z170A GAMING M3 for $10 less this price (during amazon prime). That vs this one , which one is better, assuming don't need crossfire or sli
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#13
What is the promo code?

Never mind, I figured it out. I haven't ordered from Frys.com before.
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Last edited by the rizzo July 29, 2016 at 12:47 PM
#14
Looks solid... nice deal, OP.
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Quote from XAmadeoX View Post :
Can this play games without graphics card?
You will never want to play actual games without a graphics card. Graphics card are made for a reason.

One of the biggest rules especially when it's revolving around computers. You get what you paid for. Your PC will let you know EXACTLY where you're lacking budget at.
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