Compatible Components (from 3,886 PCs)

Popular components in PC builds with the MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Motherboard.

Best Build (Edit with custom PC builder) Based on the most popular components from 3,886 user systems.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $973

 User benchmarks for this motherboard (9 of 3,886)

Real-world benchmarks submit by owners of this motherboard.

Status
Game
Desk
Work
CPU
GPU
SSD
HDD
RAM
Price
USA-User, 1 month ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080 Ti Excellent UFO - 163 164 113  99  222  347  -  109 $1,648
USA-User, 1 month ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080 Ti Excellent UFO - 156 107 94  110  223  108  -  110 $1,776
AUT-User, 14 months ago.Core i7-6700K, GTX 1080-Ti Very good UFO - 142 134 103  100  182  214  101  99 $626
USA-User, 20 months ago.Core i7-6700K, GTX 1080-Ti Excellent UFO - 141 106 90  114  186  115  -  91 $889
USA-User, 3 months ago.Core i7-6700K, GTX 1080-Ti Good UFO - 140 132 98  90  181  252  106  76 $440
USA-User, 12 days ago.Core i5-7600K, RTX 2080 Very good UFO - 139 161 99  108  162  325  93  83 $1,206
POL-User, 11 months ago.Core i7-6700K, GTX 1080-Ti Very good UFO - 139 138 98  98  174  260  98  99 $610
CZE-User, 10 months ago.Core i7-7700K, GTX 1080-Ti Very good UFO - 138 136 105  105  172  222  82  95 $488
FRA-User, 13 months ago.Core i7-6700K, GTX 1080-Ti Outstanding UFO - 138 113 93  105  180  139  67  90 $593

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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
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