Hi guys, I wanna purchase the Z97A Gaming 9 ACK and I also wanna use a Samsung M.2 XP941 256GB SSD with it. I wanna know if I can use 2 GTX 980s in SLI while also using the said Samsung M.2 SSD with this MB? or will I have to move to X99 Platform?
Thank you very much for quick responddarkhawk said:You should be fine with the Z97A Gaming 9 ACK motherboard.
It should accommodate both GTX980's in SLI (but only PCI-E 8X on each card due to CPU limitations) while also accommodating an M.2 SSD.
Oh Also I have these Rams which are working perfectly with my current system:badboy2k said:overclocking depends on your CPU itself (Silicon Lottery) and how it responds to overclocking but if your CPU is good it will overclock to that level as the gaming 9 ACK is a quite a high end overclocking board!
nope, 1.A is also official versionI see the lates Bios for this Board is 1.9 and strangely 1.A version which seems like a beta if I'm correct.
don't think soAlso I keep hearing a lot about BSODs on MSI Gaming MBs due to Killer Ethernet, Is this something I should worrie about?
sounds fineIm more of minimalist and usually don't install any extra software and I plan on using the base driver only for E2205 from MSI website, I also wont be attaching the Wireless card or using it as I only always use the Wire Ethernet.
i found somehow this explanation confusing :rolleyes_anim:badboy2k said:1A = 1.10! its a official release version betas tend to look like this (1.95b) and then its a beta version! with MSI's naming of official BIOS versions its the ending of 0-9 for the first revisions up to x.9 and then the later versions are A-Z for 10-35 that are x.10- x.35! (x= whatever series that the BIOS is like yours is just 1)
if you need help let us knowGuys my new gear finally arrived, thanks for all the excellent support, wish me luck, hopefully everything goes smoothly