MSI Z77A-GD65 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅23-04-12
Packaging & First Look

GD65 is presented in a rather eye-catching box – Military Class III being the main focus. Features such as Click BIOS II and OC Genie are also placed on the front. MSI go through these features in some details on the reverse of the box.

Inside the box there are a number of included accessories that consist of:

• Documentation – Manual, Software Guide, Quick Install Guide, MCIII Certificate
• Software CD – Drivers and Utilities
• 4x SATA 6Gbps cables
• IO Shield
• NVIDIA SLI Bridge (flexible)
• Quick connect

For a full unbox and look at these accessories take a look at our MSI Z77A-GD65 Video Review.

MSI Z77A-GD65 packaging

Bundled accessories with Z77A-GD65

With the packaging out of the way we can finally see an overview of the motherboard itself. GD65 has a black/brown PCB with black and blue slots and ports. The heatsink design for the MOSFETs and Z77 chip are very pleasing to the eye and the general aesthetics of this motherboard are very good. My personal feelings are that this is one of MSI’s best designs yet.

An overview of Z77A-GD65

Over the page we will take a good, close, look at all of GD65’s features.

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