If you have a little money to spend at these times and you are looking for a new motherboard for your PC, then the MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE might be right for you.
MSI’s new motherboard comes in a big package, because the card itself is huge, perhaps the biggest we’ve seen, but also because MSI fills the package with other good stuff in the form of the included RAM chips and a fairly capable cooler. RAM chips in particular come in handy in a market that struggles to produce enough of them.
The MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE was announced in a live broadcast from the same company, where they break down the content and go through the full highlights. Perhaps the highlight of them all is the price: you have to come out with 2,099 USD for it, which is 19,000 kroner. With your purchase, you get 32GB with Kingston Fury (DDR-6000) memory and a MEG CoreL Liquid S360 cooler for the processor that you end up using in this setup. One suggestion is the Core i9-12900K, which would be compatible with this beast.
The motherboard supports DDR5 memory up to 6666MHz and comes with six M.2 storage slots, 20 + 2 Direct Power, eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. Network connections include the Aquantia AQC113CC 10GbE and Intel I225-V 2.5GbE LAN. If you prefer or need a wireless connection, you also have a Wi-Fi 6E module available.
There are requirements to purchase
The back of the card is completely assembled from metal to help with cooling, which is why it weighs so much – three kilograms. It also comes with something that’s rarely expensive on motherboards: a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen that you can use in a variety of settings, whether it’s display or photo component temperatures, video playback and so on.
If you wish, it is also possible to remove this screen and use it as a kind of external display device.
If you’re interested in the MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE, it’s not just about affordability. The company requires that buyers of this motherboard pre-owned a GODLIKE board of the previous generations, perhaps one of their GeForce RTX 3080/3090 products, which very quickly eliminates many potential buyers.
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