MSI B360A Pro DDR4 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard with Turbo M.2 and 6 PCIe Slot

MSI B360A Pro DDR4 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard with Turbo M.2 and 6 PCIe Slot

Product Id: 02.01.033.180

Regular Price  10,530
Special Price  9,900

Quick Overview

MSI B360A Pro DDR4 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard with Turbo M.2 and 6 PCIe Slot

Additional Information

Model MSI B360A Pro
Chipset Intel B360
Generation 8th/9th
Sockets Supported LGA1151
Supported CPU 9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors
Memory Slot 4
Memory Max. 64GB
Memory Type DDR4
Memory MHz 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel Dual
Storage Interface 6.0Gb/s
SATA Port 5 x SATA
M.2 Slot 1
Form Factor ATX
PCI Express Slot 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
LAN Speed (Mbps) 10/100/1000Mbps
DVI Port 1
USB Port 2 x USB3.1 Gen2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0
Feature USB 2.0 & PS/2 Combo Port, DVI-D Port, Display Port, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C, LAN Port & USB 3.1 Gen1, Audio jacks, Heavy plated heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost
Audio Chipset. Realtek ALC892 Codec
Audio Channel 7.1
DirectX Support 12
Multi-GPU Support 2-Way AMD CrossFire
CrossFire Support Yes
Optane Memory Support Yes
Others 1 x M.2, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Series port connector, 9 mounting holes
Warranty 3 year

Details

Model - MSI B360A Pro, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel B360, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892 Codec, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0, DVI Port - 1, SATA Port - 5 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, Form Factor - ATX, CrossFire Support - Yes, Special Features - USB 2.0 & PS/2 Combo Port, DVI-D Port, Display Port, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C, LAN Port & USB 3.1 Gen1, Audio jacks, Heavy plated heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x M.2, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Series port connector, 9 mounting holes, Warranty - 3 year

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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