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