Socket / CPU
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 28 points
- 14 months ago
from completed build Modded Metis
This is my favourite component in my build. It looks nice, has two NVMe drive slots (not that I'm making use of them) and has above average I/O for an ITX board (4 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports when many boards still don't even have 1 is a big plus). The inbuilt WiFi works really well too. Finally, the software is amazing. Some of it is basically just bloatware though with Live Update 6 you can choose what to install. I love the fact you can control SYS_FAN1 and SYS_FAN2 separately - something you couldn't do on my previous board.
- 12 points
- 9 months ago
from completed build Lian Li LanBox - The Tiny Modern Traveler | TU100B
It's a b360 board, so it's not the best in the world. For the price it has higher than average features:
- 2x M.2 NVME slots.
- Decent VRMs.
This is the only B360 Mini ITX board i could find that featured two full fledged NVME m.2 slots. A huge plus for a SSF builder.
The RGB aspect sucks, for the life of me I cannot figure out why MSI can't do a normal RGB color cycle similar to G.Skills Trident Z RGB. Eitherway, I recommend turning off RGB unless you're into that kind of thing.
- 3 points
- 6 months ago
from completed build Mini-ITX SFF Build
The MSI B360I board costs less than the Asus B360-I and there are reasons why. The equivalent Asus board has a nicer BIOS, a 5V addressable RGB header (instead of 12V non-addressable), HDMI 1.4 (instead of DVI-D), a USB 3.0 Type-C port, a SPDIF Optical Digital Audio port, and Intel I219V LAN (vs Realtek RTL8111H-C). MSI Mystic lighting with red LED's is not nearly as nice as Asus AURA with that board's addressable RGB LED's.
The MSI B360I is fine if you want to save a little money and don't need the extra features of the comparable Asus B360-I board which is better (and more expensive). Just make sure you can live with the compromises brought on by saving a little money. I'm happy with the money I saved but you should know what you're giving up by paying $40 less.
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