MSI Z370 SLI Plus Motherboard Review




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Final Thoughts


Pricing

There are lots of expensive, high-end and somewhat crazy Z370 motherboards on the market already. Fortunately for the consumer, the latest from MSI hits a nice middle ground, offering the same high-end performance we’ve seen from some of the flagship motherboards but with a much more wallet-friendly mid-range price tag of £139.05 from eBuyer.

Overview

This is by far one of the best all-round Z370 motherboards we’ve reviewed so far, and we’ve reviewed a fair few. It’s not too crazy regarding features, regarding its overall design, or even performance. However, it’s competitive in all areas and delivers fantastic value for money that is sure to appeal to any system builder.

It just goes to show that you don’t need every feature possible, you don’t need over-the-top RGB lighting, and you don’t need to spend a small fortune either to get the kind of high-end performance Intel Coffee Lake processors can deliver.

Plenty of Features

There are a few small features that I would have liked to see included on this motherboard, but again, at this price and with the performance where it is, they’re hardly deal breakers. Including some onboard power controls and a BIOS reset button would make life easier, especially for those who plan to do a lot of overclocking. There was no USB 3.1 Type-C front panel connector either, again this is not a deal breaker as it does have a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the rear of the motherboard for those who need it. Plus, there are still so few devices that use end-to-end type-c connection cables anyway.

Should I Buy One

If you’re looking to build a high-end gaming system or a new workstation around the new Coffee Lake processors, the MSI Sli Plus is a great place to start. It’s not cheap, but it won’t break the bank either, and it’ll keep up with the best of the best when it comes to delivering kind of performance you would want your PC to deliver.

Pros

  • Multi-GPU support
  • Good connectivity
  • Armoured hardware
  • Stylish monotone design
  • Great audio
  • Rear I/O guard
  • RGB Lighting

Cons

  • No onboard power/bios controls
MSI Z370 SLI Plus Motherboard Review

MSI Z370 SLI Plus Motherboard Review

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