(Priority) MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE (Wi-Fi) DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Gaming Mainboard

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(Priority) MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE (Wi-Fi) DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Gaming Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.033.237

Regular Price  87,780
Special Price  80,900

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Quick Overview

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel

General

Model
MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE
Chipset
Intel Z490
Form Factor
E-ATX
Warranty
3 year

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
LGA1200
Supported CPU
10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
Intel Core i9/i7 (5000(O.C.)/ 4933(O.C.)/ 4800(O.C.)/ 4700(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.) / 4500(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4300(O.C.)/4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133MHz), Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (2666/2400/2133MHz)
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Graphics
Onboard Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
3-Way AMD CrossFire, 2-Way NVIDIA SLI
PCI Express Slot
3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support x16/ x0/ x4 or x8/ x8/ x4 mode, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
DirectX Support
12
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
3
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0,1.5,10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Aquantia AQC107, Realtek RTL8125B
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10Gbps, 2.5Gbps

Ports

USB Port
2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC1220 Codec + ESS E9018 combo DAC
Audio Channel
7.1

Additional Info

WiFi
Yes
WiFi Technology
Intel AX201, Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, WiFi 6 Pre-Certified
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.1
DisplayPort (DP)
No
FireWire
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
Yes
COM Port
No
RGB Support
Yes
RGB Sync
Mystic light
RGB Connector
1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
Feature
Supports 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket, Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5000(OC) MHz, Ready 4 the Future- Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future, Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports- Experience Thunderbolt 3 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices, Dynamic Dashboard II- Built-in colorful OLED screen panel indicates the status of GODLIKE and shows off own personality, Extreme Power Design- INTERSIL digital PWM, 16+1+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stage, dual CPU power connectors and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement to unleash the true power of processors, Outstanding Cooling Solution- Stacked Fin Array, VRM Heat-pipe, Frozr Heatsink, MOSFET Baseplate and M.2 Shield Frozr ensure the extreme performance with low temp, Latest Network Solution- Onboard 10G Super LAN, 2.5G LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag, Smart Button- One button with multiple hardware control. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with just one click, M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN 4 S- This PCI-Express card offers two extra M.2 slots with smart fan cooling solution to increase storage capacity at maximum speed
Others
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 1x 3-pin Water Flow connector, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, Clear CMOS Button, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, MOUNTING: 9 mounting holes, WIFI & BLUETOOTH: Intel AX201, Bluetooth 5.1

Details

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

                                

Take your gaming experience to the limit with the MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE LGA 1200 E-ATX Motherboard. Designed for high-end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, this E-ATX motherboard takes full advantage of the Intel Z490 chipset to support 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 XMP memory, reaching 5000 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots, allowing you to smoothly run complex 3D games with expansive environments and smoothly multitask demanding applications. The MEG Z490 GODLIKE also features advanced cooling with support for up to three M.2 solid-state drives and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration. An included M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 4 S card offers two extra M.2 slots with a dedicated cooling fan. The motherboard has three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots can accommodate 2-way NVIDIA SLI or 3-way AMD CrossFire configurations to maximize your system's graphical capabilities for high frame rates, connecting 4K and 8K monitors, and faster video rendering times. An additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available for compatible expansion cards.

The MEG Z490 GODLIKE also pairs the Realtek ALC1220 audio codec with an ESS SABRE E9018Q2C DAC chip to deliver deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound. Other features include superfast network connections via the wired Aquantia 10 Gigabit and Realtek 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports in addition to the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi. The motherboard's colorful OLED panel display can be configured to show system information or customized with animated GIFs. You can further customize your computing experience using the RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. Windows 10 or Windows 7 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

Enhanced Cooling

  • The MSI Frozr heatsink design features a stacked fin array with a 7W/mK thermal pad to increase heat dissipation while the double ball bearing fans to maximum cooling to critical components.
  • This motherboard includes a power design with an ISL digital PWM, 16+1+1 phases with 90A SPS, and dual CPU power connectors.
  • Two MOS heatsinks provide an increased surface for heat dissipation.
  • A solid metal baseplate helps to cool the MOSFET.
  • The M.2 slots have double-sided heat shields that cool the solid-state drives and help to prevent speed throttling.

Storage and Memory

  • Three M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III headers are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 configurations are supported.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-5000 (OC) XMP memory can be installed across four slots.
  • Intel Optane memory may be installed to help accelerate hard drive performance by caching frequently accessed data.

M.2 XPANDER-Z Gen 4 S

This PCIe card features two additional M.2 SSD slots with a dedicated smart fan to increase your storage capacity. It automatically detects M.2 drives and their temperatures.

NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as CAD, 3D rendering, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports 2-way NVIDIA SLI and 3-way AMD CrossFireX configurations.

Durable Design

  • A metal backplate prevents bending while protecting installed components.
  • The Steel Armor PCIe slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points, allowing it to support heavy graphics cards while protecting against electromagnetic interference.
  • Each memory slot is reinforced with Steel Armor, which shields it from electromagnetic interference while preventing them from twisting and bending.
  • This motherboard's design enhances protection against electrostatic discharge by doubling the grounding layer around the mounting holes.
  • An 8-layer PCB allows for higher bandwidth and transfer speeds in addition to helping to ensure reliable circuit transmission.
  • The Smart Button can be configured to activate one of four functions, which includes resetting the system, safe booting with previous BIOS settings, setting all the turbo fan speeds to full power or default, and turning all the LED lights on or off.

Fully Connected Back Panel

  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports with up to 5 Gb/s throughput
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports with up to 10 Gb/s throughput
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports with up to 40 Gb/s throughput
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports.
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse port
  • 2 x Wi-Fi antenna connectors
  • 5 x 3.5mm audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Flash BIOS Button

Network Performance

  • An Aquantia AQC107 10GbE port is available for fast network connections high-speed data transfers with compatible devices.
  • A RealTek RTL8125B 2.5GbE port offers high-speed wired network connections with compatible devices.
  • The 802.11ax Wi-Fi enables fast wireless performance for online games and streaming media, with speeds up to 2.4 Gb/s.
  • The Wi-Fi antenna doubles as a headset stand.
  • Bluetooth 5.1 offers fast wireless connections to compatible devices.

Dynamic Dashboard II

The GODLIKE features a colorful OLED panel that can be used to display system information or customized with animated GIFs to show off your personality.

Immersive Audio

  • The Realtek ALC1220 audio codec provides vibrant 7.1-channel surround sound to your speakers.
  • Audio features 120 dB SNR with up to 32-bit PCM for higher sound quality.
  • A ESS audio DAC chip helps to recreate natural sounding audio with low distortion.
  • A dedicated headphone amplifier can drive up to 600Ω impedance, designed to deliver studio-grade sound quality.
  • Gold plated audio jacks help to ensure a strong connection to your speakers.
  • High-grade capacitors are used for high sound fidelity and realistic acoustics.

Mystic Light RGB Lighting

MSI's Mystic Light technology allows you to customize the motherboard's built-in RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors and 31 LED effects. You can further expand the lighting experience by installing RGB lighting strips alongside compatible components and peripherals for incredible effects. A JRGB pin header can supply up to 9.8' of continuous 5050 RGB LED strips showing a single color with 12V, 3A of power.

 

 

Model - MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Gen/ 11th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2933(JEDEC)/ 2666(JEDEC)/ 2400(JEDEC)/ 2133(JEDEC) MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 3-Way AMD CrossFire, 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, PCI Express Slot - 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support x16/ x0/ x4 or x8/ x8/ x4 mode, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 (1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Aquantia AQC107, Realtek RTL8125B, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10Gbps, 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220 Codec + ESS E9018 combo DAC, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel AX201, Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MINO Rx, 2.4GHz-5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, WiFi 6 Pre-Certified, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 2 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Mystic light, RGB Connector - 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector, Form Factor - E-ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Supports 10th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket, Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5000(OC) MHz, Ready 4 the Future- Support Lightning Gen 4 Solution for the future, Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports- Experience Thunderbolt 3 with unprecedented interface bandwidth speeds up to 40Gbp and support for up to six daisy-chained devices, Dynamic Dashboard II- Built-in colorful OLED screen panel indicates the status of GODLIKE and shows off own personality, Extreme Power Design- INTERSIL digital PWM, 16+1+1 phases with 90A Smart Power Stage, dual CPU power connectors and exclusive Mirrored Power Arrangement to unleash the true power of processors, Outstanding Cooling Solution- Stacked Fin Array, VRM Heat-pipe, Frozr Heatsink, MOSFET Baseplate and M.2 Shield Frozr ensure the extreme performance with low temp, Latest Network Solution- Onboard 10G Super LAN, 2.5G LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag, Smart Button- One button with multiple hardware control. Reset Computer, Safe Boot, Turbo Fan and EZ LED control functions with just one click, M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN 4 S- This PCI-Express card offers two extra M.2 slots with smart fan cooling solution to increase storage capacity at maximum speed, Others - 2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 1x 3-pin Water Flow connector, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, Clear CMOS Button, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, MOUNTING: 9 mounting holes, WIFI & BLUETOOTH: Intel AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, Warranty - 3 Year

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

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.

Your review

by Shila

product is excellent. Working nicely.