MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview
Published: 27th July 2016 | Source: MSI | Price: |
It would have been easy to attempt to make a silver motherboard but end up with one that was battleship grey. Just like some white motherboards are yellowish or beige. But MSI have really nailed the looks of the Titanium. It, frankly, looks spectacular. The monochrome colour scheme lets you have any lighting you like, and yet if you choose to go with none then the motherboard shines brightly enough on its own.
Wherever you look on the Titanium you can see the reinforcement MSI have added to ensure that your purchase can handle the most extreme situations for as long as you use it. By covering the slots in metal it also gives a more harmonious look to the Titanium. They blend in nicely with the silver PCB to bring a neutrally coloured, but still gorgeous, motherboard to the masses.
We will cover the storage options on the next couple of pages, but if you're the type of person with an enormous collection of drives it's somewhat surprising to see how few SATA ports the Titanium is equipped with. There are no such issues on the back though as there are plenty of USB ports alongside the Intel LAN and MSI Audio Boost 3 outputs.