The MSI Z170I Gam­ing Pro AC is def­i­nitely wor­thy of its ‘Gam­ing Pro' moniker.

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Model MSI Z170I Gam­ing Pro AC // Mem­ory Sup­port Up to 32GB DDR4 4200 (OC) / 4000 (OC) / 3866 (OC) /3600 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2600 (OC) / 2400 / 2133MHz non-ECC, un-buffered mem­ory // Au­dio Real­tek ALC1150 codec // Drives 4x SATA 6Gb/s con­nec­tors, 1x SATAe port, 1x M.2 socket // Slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot // Con­nec­tiv­ity In­tel I219-V Gi­ga­bit LAN con­troller, In­tel Dual Band Wire­less-AC 8260 // I/Os 6x USB 3.1 ports (4x rear, 2x front), 5x USB 2.0 ports (3x back, 2x front), 1x RJ-45 LAN port, 1x Op­ti­cal S/ PDIF Out port, 1x HDMI 1.4 port, 1x Dis­playPort, 1x au­dio out port, 1x line-in port, 1x microphone jack // Form Fac­tor Mini-ITX // War­ranty 3-years // Con­tact MSI Malaysia // Tele­phone 1 300 22 1986 // URL my.msi.com HWM | JUNE 2016 Let's be hon­est, not ev­ery­one needs a desk­top gam­ing rig that's about the size of a small child. Like most things in life – big­ger doesn't al­ways mean bet­ter. With that said, if you're look­ing to build a rig with the small­est pos­si­ble foot­print with­out sac­ri­fic­ing on per­for­mance, you might want to con­sider us­ing an en­thu­si­ast-level mini-ITX moth­er­board as the foun­da­tion of your build, such as the MSI Z170I Gam­ing Pro AC.

De­spite its com­pact size, the Z170I Gam­ing Pro AC ac­tu­ally has all the req­ui­site con­nec­tiv­ity ports for your var­i­ous hard­ware, which in­clude two DDR4 RAM slots, four SATA 6Gb/s ports, an M.2 socket (lo­cated on the back of its PCB), and one PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot. Yes, just one, so you can for­get about hav­ing a SLI or

The Z170I Gam­ing Pro AC's M.2 socket can't ac­com­mo­date SSDs longer than 60mm. CON­CLU­SION

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