MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

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MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

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Think carbon, think McLaren P1. It's an odd pairing on a motherboard box though. Still, any chance to drool over the Woking Hypercar has to be taken. VR Ready is a logo that is appearing on almost everything lately. It reminds us of the old HD Ready TVs you could get from Woolworths and the like. Any technology that causes 25% of people to feel nauseas surely wont last the test of time? It's why 4K took over from 3D. But this is a rant for another day, let's get back to the Carbon...

Inside the box we find a small selection of accessories. With the majority of the Z270 motherboards having identical featuresets it is in the details that they are able to be separated, so we'd have liked to have seen a little extra in the Carbon box. The Z270 Carbon itself continues the modern theme of a monochrome motherboard that utilises the lighting for customisation. With so many different lighting areas it perhaps goes further than any other motherboard that springs to mind when it comes to letting you express your individuality, as we'll show on a following page.

All of the DIMM slots and PCI Express slots are braced by the MSI Steel Armor, and the supremely eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the DIMM slots have additional grounding points on the underside to help smooth out the clock cycles and protect your expensive DDR4.

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06-01-2017, 05:18:14

Peace
For the dual sound processors offering two sound sources, I can imagine a streamer's setup, where you want to have your game sound over your headset and some music in the background via speakers. When I stream sometimes and I feel like turning on some music, it's kinda tough to get the right balance. Sometimes I only want the audience to hear the music but not myself. To achieve this scenario you'd need some hard to understand software or this motherboard. Simply set the voice recognition or your mic's sensitivity to a level where it can record the music coming from the speakers, while you can completely focus on the game's sound, because your headset covers your ears from the speaker's music.

Other than that... Maybe not having to swap any cables or disable the headset in Windows' audiomixer, if you want to watch a movie with le girlfriend?Quote

12-02-2017, 11:09:29

EdoCarbo93
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanksQuote

12-02-2017, 13:06:13

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by EdoCarbo93 View Post
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanks
Should work fine if youre using Windows 10Quote

01-03-2017, 20:47:36

BucketInABucket
Is it possible to peel off the faux carbon on the heatsinks to leave just black?Quote

02-12-2017, 02:20:08

bpearman
I recently bought this board and am using 16 GB of DDR4 3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15) memory.

Is it still necessary to manually adjust voltages for this board?Quote
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