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MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition ATX AM3+ 970 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.1 Motherboard

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SKU: 108213
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs

Customer Reviews of MSI 970A SLI KRAIT EDITION

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Experience: 2 Years



looks great
read about potential overheating issues but i havent OCed yet
very fast computer paired with i5-6600k and SSD

Experience: 1 Days

Fast, cheap. Verified OwnerVerified Owner


All dark design makes it look pretty good.
It's fast. Has 6 SATA III ports, numerous USB3 ports, plus some USB2. UEFI BIOS, graphical interface. Overal, very satisfactory.

This review was modfied by poster @ 11-03-16 04:17 PM

Experience: 1 Months

Great mobo


Simplistic bios menu
Best mobo I've owned so far, the bios menu is very organized and easy to use

Experience: 3 Days


Nothing good
That MB is a really piece of crap. Even after a RMA of the same MB, Unable to operate the computer with the MB. Still frozen. To test, I tried all the other pièsces computer to another computer, and the only one that does not pass the test is the MB. I'm waiting to find out what support will be the next step.
Really, really bad experience. I lost more than 15 hours to resolve the problem, but nothing to fix it.

Experience: 3 Months


good product, good price, works really well
the pci slots are very close together
overall, this is a great mobo, black and white can be a difficult color combo to find. the bios offers a lot of options. I definitely like it.

Experience: 4 Weeks


If you've got no plans to overclock this may possibly be an alright board not completely sure yet.
This board gets really hot when overclocking. Even with additional fans so if your planning on overclocking DO NOT! Get this board. If you have no plan in overclocking also beware I've only had this board for about a month and I've had constant trouble with the USB ports becoming unresponsive like my mouse, and wireless network adaptor, updated all bios and drivers to resolve and no fix. So I figured it I would go back to factory settings in bios (not overclock) and try run for a few days see if I had the same issues with my USB ports. Since I've done so I've reduced the unresponsive USB problem but haven't eliminated it. I'm tried all the USB ports even the ones on the front of my case and all seem to have problems. Tried another mouse and another network adaptor and still same issues even sometimes with the keyboard. Buy beware this board looks amazing but I would not suggest it. Not happy with my purchase and very dissapointed with msi.
Not happy! Was going to replace this board threw ncix but the day I set it up I tossed the box and replaced the stock cooler from my chip and had to remove the backplate on the board itself and tossed those peices out so I'm stuck with this one. Once I replace this board with another it will end up where it belongs, in the garbage. I'm alright with not overclocking but to have USB ports to constantly become unresponsive is very annoying. I was aware of the heat issues before I purchased this board thinking ppl overclocking just didn't have proper cooling. Not the case I should've listened which is my fault but as for the USB ports maybe it's just mine I've yet to read any reviews talking about unresponsive usb issues except for one other.

Experience: 3 Weeks


backwards compatible with older cpu,s and memory
usb 3
Reusing my CPU and memory until i can afford to upgrade them. Has the latest tech to last a few years.

Experience: 30 Days


-Unique colour scheme rarely seen on amd boards
-Sleek and streamlined gui bios (with a badass viper on the POST screen)
-Does not thermal throttle cpu (so long as you know what to disable in the bios)
-Excellent choice for enthusiast and novice builders alike who are gaming minded, pair this with an FX 6 or 8 series and an R9 290x or R9 300 series and you're golden!
Anyone who can find fault in this are trying way too hard to be pc snobs or are afraid of being too "mainstream", get real! It's a freaking motherboard! (and a really good one at that!)
No complaints here. Paired this with 16gb of hyper fury X DDR3 memory, 1TB mechanical harddrive, FX 8350 and an MSI R9 290x Lightning edition and I'm not only able to max out every modern game I'm streaming to twitch in 1080p at 60fps with zero hiccups! With the proper cooling equipment this board will serve as a solid and reliable platform for your essential hardware, pay no attention to the negative reviews, they're trying too hard to be elitist snobs or hipsters that stand out from everyone else. This review was modfied by poster f 08-29-16 02:07 AM

This review was modfied by poster @ 08-29-16 02:23 AM

Heng Fei_Z
Experience: 7 Days


Looks nice, good value?
At first, i thought a bit of heat on the north block wouldn't hurt to much, since it is a heat sink after all, but then i started to experience random screen freezes within a hour of use. I bought 2 extra fans to try to cool it down but nothing seems to work. Updated BIOS, still same issue. Defiantly not getting it again for my up coming build. Extremely unreliable, very disappointed with the product. Save your self the trouble and get another motherboard.

Experience: 3 Days


Sleek design, very easy to read manual. All parts slipped in fine, and the bios booted up no problem. Very nice colour scheme, nice and subdued.
A bit tight to get some of the screws in, and the DDR3 slots are very very tight. Not bad though.
Highly recommended for a gamer on a budget, without cheaping out. Matches great with the AMD FX 6300

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Features [ Edit | History ]


  • Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
  • Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.1: Delivering speeds up to 10Gb/s, USB 3.1 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • USB 3.1 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • Multi-GPU: NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossFire Support
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
  • M-Flash: Simply Update & Backup Your BIOS
  • Live Update 6: Easily Update The Latest BIOS & Drivers
Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 32 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Sempron Athlon II Phenom II FX
RAID Levels 10 5 1 0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/600
Processor Socket Socket AM3+
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Country of Origin China
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Number of Memory Slots 4
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
Onboard Video No
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 8
Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports 2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
Memory Form Factor DIMM
Number of USB 3.1 Ports 2
Memory Speed Supported 1.07 GHz 1.33 GHz 1.60 GHz 1.87 GHz 2.13 GHz (O.C.)

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Additional Product Specifications  
     Full Product Specifications: Click to view
     Audio Channels: 7.1
General Information  
     Brand Name: MSI
     Manufacturer: MSI
     Manufacturer Part Number: 970A SLI KRAIT EDITION
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.msi.com
     Product Model: 970A SLI KRAIT EDITION
     Product Name: 970A SLI KRAIT EDITION Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
     RAID Levels: 10
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 4
     Number of USB 3.1 Ports: 2
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
     Maximum Memory: 32 GB
     Memory Form Factor: DIMM
     Memory Speed Supported: 1.07 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.60 GHz
1.87 GHz
2.13 GHz (O.C.)
     Memory Standard: DDR3-2133/PC3-17000 (O.C.)
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Country of Origin: China
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of Onboard USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 8
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.60" (243.84 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (304.80 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3+
     Processor Supported: Sempron
Athlon II
Phenom II
     Total Processor Supported: 1
     Onboard Video: No
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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