MSI Gaming Intel B250 LGA 1151 DDR4 HDMI mini-ITX Motherboard (B250I GAMING PRO AC)
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
Fantastic midrange motherboard!
By M. Saxon
Just built an i5-7500/Win 10 system and I have to say the MSI B250 Mortar motherboard is a solid choice. The complete listing of parts are shown below. Everything fired up the moment I turned on the power. I'm usually a fan of Gigabyte motherboards but after using MSI on another budget build for my parents, I decided to give this midrange board a shot. Couldn't be happier with the performance and options. Granted, I'm not a gamer so I don't use the PCI-E slots but I'm sure they will work for those who do game. I wanted to use a motherboard with a M.2 slot for my OS drive. The Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 was immediately recognized by the mobo and OS. It's a snappy 20 sec boot up once the OS was installed. I like the MSI Control Center and Live Update software it comes with. It just makes it easy to keep the drivers up to date. The Control Center has a ton of info on your system (temps, CPU core speeds, fan control, etc). I don't overclock so I don't need to tweak anything but the software has the ability to do so. The system has been running for 3 weeks now and so far so good. I will update my review if I run into any snags. If you are looking for higher performance, then I suggest going with the 270 chipset. Cheers!
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
MSI Gaming Intel B250 MORTAR LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard
Intel i5-7500 CPU 3.4GHz
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA III Internal SSD
Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch
(2) Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR4 2400
ASUS Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HT
ANEWKODI USB WiFi Adapter AC600Mbps
Thermaltake Versa H21 Mid-tower Case
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W Power Supply
Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
I had some inconveniences after preparing my computer with a Solid State Drive. Sometimes when reboot or shutdown the system appeared "proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" and did not start Windows for it (I had to turn off the pc by pressing the power button for a few seconds to start Windows again).
I did a BIOS update and the problem continued the same. But after properly configuring the motherboard (MSI B250 Gaming M3) as "Disabled" the Fast Boot option and MSI Boot options in the BIOS, Windows started correctly. I use only the Fast Boot by software using the MSI Fast Boot application inside Windows.
PostData: Before updating the BIOS, you must ensure the power to the computer. Otherwise you risk damaging the motherboard.
My PC build has the following specifications:
- Case: Corsair SPEC-02
- Motherboard: MSI B250 Gaming M3
- Power supply: EVGA 600 B1
- Processor: Intel Core i5 7500
- CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C14
- Graphic Card: EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC
- SSD: Samsung EVO 960 250GB
- HDD: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch
- Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW DRW-24B1ST
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Intel omboard, windows & MSI
By elaine massock
So this is the 2nd MSI board in 4 days I've had display issues with. Initially the first one I got wouldn't post on reboot and showed a VGA debug light. I called MSI and explained the problem and they indicated it was very likely faulty and to return it. So I did, and then I went ahead and ordered this board to arrive the next day. Using my standard home DVI--No more debug light, and it boots every time, YAY!
But then prepping the PC to take into work I've run into the problem of the HDMI refusing to cooperate. I've spent 10 hours after getting home trying to tech it. The only thing I can do is boot using a DVI cord and then jerryrig it over to HDMI via duplicating screens and switching monitor input. However, as soon as I power down/reboot, all of that is lost, and I'm left staring at a blue screen that says "No cable connected" until I switch back to DVI (which I don't have at work).
MSI gets an F for putting out a product with a critical feature that doesn't work even after 10 hours of teching (it's 3:30AM and I get up for work in 4 hours). I flatout don't care if Windows 10 & Intel driver support is bad for onboard--it's your job to ensure the features you provide work.