Compatible Components (from 2,650 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 2,650 user systems.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $811

 User benchmarks for this motherboard (9 of 2,650)

Real-world benchmarks submit by owners of this motherboard.

Status
Game
Desk
Work
CPU
GPU
SSD
HDD
RAM
Price
USA-User, 2 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Above average UFO - 183 98 157  92  201  118  103  105 $1,409
USA-User, 14 days ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Very good UFO - 203 103 171  98  211  271  102  106 $1,229
USA-User, 29 days ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Very good UFO - 196 102 167  93  214  298  101  102 $1,229
ROU-User, 2 month ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Good UFO - 186 99 155  90  209  193  108  111 $1,362
USA-User, 1 day ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Excellent UFO - 189 101 160  94  203  223  115  103 $1,229
USA-User, 18 days ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 3080 Very good UFO - 186 97 155  93  203  104  -  94 $1,369
USA-User, 5 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080-Ti Excellent UFO - 174 102 146  97  181  315  -  104 $1,793
USA-User, 11 months ago.Core i7-7700K, RTX 2080-Ti Excellent UFO - 174 104 147  97  181  311  -  109 $1,793
HKG-User, 27 days ago.Core i7-6700K, RTX 3090 Above average UFO - 172 81 149  73  243  111  -  71 $2,007

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Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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