Compatible Components (from 7,736 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 7,736 user systems.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $920

 User benchmarks for this motherboard (9 of 7,736)

Real-world benchmarks submit by owners of this motherboard.

Status
Game
Desk
Work
CPU
GPU
SSD
HDD
RAM
Price
USA-User, 20 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080-Ti Excellent UFO - 144 159 116  92  184  347  -  109 $1,626
TUR-User, 12 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Above average UFO - 143 148 107  86  184  338  62  90 $2,104
TUR-User, 15 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Good UFO - 142 147 111  86  182  343  82  87 $2,104
CHE-User, 13 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Good UFO - 139 127 102  92  185  230  -  98 $1,938
USA-User, 20 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080-Ti Excellent UFO - 136 102 93  99  187  108  -  110 $2,000
TUR-User, 11 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Above average UFO - 141 142 105  84  183  333  55  88 $2,155
USA-User, 11 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080-Ti Above average UFO - 140 127 96  83  187  252  102  64 $1,776
ARE-User, 11 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Above average UFO - 139 149 110  85  176  361  56  44 $1,833
CHE-User, 17 months ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 2080-Ti Average UFO - 133 127 102  89  172  255  -  94 $1,938

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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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