Wednesday, August 13th 2014

MSI Goes For a Black and White Theme with the Z97 SLI Krait Edition Motherboard

Claiming popular demand, MSI has come up with a Z97-based motherboard that adopts a simple (but not unappealing) black and white color scheme. Seen below, this upcoming board is named Z97 SLI Krait Edition and seems somewhat basic in terms of design and extras, although it does include both a SATA Express port and an M.2 connector.

MSI's ATX offering features four DDR3 memory slots, two SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, two PCI-Express x16 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio, and provides D-Sub and HDMI outputs. No word yet on the availability or pricing of the Z97 SLI Krait Edition.
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19 Comments on MSI Goes For a Black and White Theme with the Z97 SLI Krait Edition Motherboard

#1
Jizzler
That's a good looking board besides the PCI slots.
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#2
HumanSmoke
Krait? Does this mean we'll end up with a green Mamba edition, a green+yellow Boomslang, and a brown Death Adder ?
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#3
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: HumanSmoke
Krait? Does this mean we'll end up with a green Mamba edition, a green+yellow Boomslang, and a brown Death Adder ?
Maybe. A krait is a dual-colour poisonous snake, seems a worthy reference in and of itself, but given the current push by most OEMs towards gaming-focused features and support of competitive gaming, the peripheral tie-in makes sense, too. At least they'd be more "on-base" than the green-black of Razer. :p
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#4
GhostRyder
by: Cristian_25H
Claiming popular demand, MSI has come up with a Z97-based motherboard that adopts a simple (but not unappealing) black and white color scheme. Seen below, this upcoming board is named Z97 SLI Krait Edition and seems somewhat basic in terms of design and extras, although it does include both a SATA Express port and an M.2 connector.

MSI's ATX offering features four DDR3 memory slots, two SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, two PCI-Express x16 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio, and provides D-Sub and HDMI outputs. No word yet on the availability or pricing of the Z97 SLI Krait Edition.


Very cool board, I like seeing some different designs and color schemes in board to really change up the pace and allow for some really cool builds and ideas.

To me based on the basics I can see it sounds like this is similar to the MSI Z97-G55 SLI motherboard. If it contains the same 8 Phase CPU power delivery then I am game for this board.
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#5
natr0n
Looks good clean layout and pci for us who use sound cards.
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#6
LeonVolcove
Correct me if i am wrong, but is that "SLI" prefer that this mobo only support Nvidia Cards only or its support AMD Card too or its support AMD card but no Crossfire?
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#7
GhostRyder
by: LeonVolcove
Correct me if i am wrong, but is that "SLI" prefer that this mobo only support Nvidia Cards only or its support AMD Card too or its support AMD card but no Crossfire?
Normally if they specifically mention SLI it does both. There are some motherboards that only do CFX in this day and age (Due to CFX being applicable on a 4x PCIE Slot) but generally speaking if a board supports SLI it also supports CFX (Its the Vice Versa that is sometimes an issue).
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#8
silapakorn
This will go very well with black & white cases.
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#9
entropic
by: silapakorn
This will go very well with black & white cases.
Along with corsair dominator memory and phanteks black coolers, or maybe even the cryorig ones, or silverstone tundra, galaxy hof cards, there are actually parts that will match this very nicely in terms of looks

also i really like the cleanness of the pcb, nothing unnecessary thrown in
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#10
LeonVolcove
May the price is cheap enough, for me hehe :p
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#11
GreiverBlade
not enough white too much black oh well ... not bad thematic tho :D

by: cadaveca
Maybe. A krait is a dual-colour poisonous snake, seems a worthy reference in and of itself, but given the current push by most OEMs towards gaming-focused features and support of competitive gaming, the peripheral tie-in makes sense, too. At least they'd be more "on-base" than the green-black of Razer. :p
YES! exactly! (which make my 1st statement wrong since a Krait is majorly black and with white stripe :D thanks @Marty 1480 :D)

altho at first when i saw Krait edition i though "wtf they ditched intel cpus and use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 instead?" :roll:
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#12
RejZoR
Maybe they meant "Kraut" (herb in German) :D
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#14
ZoneDymo
by: natr0n
Looks good clean layout and pci for us who use sound cards.
and plenty of other type of cards
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#15
Marty 1480
They are nearly there. Now we need a white board with black trims.
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#16
Marty 1480
by: cadaveca
Maybe. A krait is a dual-colour poisonous snake, seems a worthy reference in and of itself, but given the current push by most OEMs towards gaming-focused features and support of competitive gaming, the peripheral tie-in makes sense, too. At least they'd be more "on-base" than the green-black of Razer. :p

This is a Krait with credits to good old Wikipedia. :)
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#18
LeonVolcove
Thats a beautiful snake sir, is it yours?
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#19
GreiverBlade
by: LeonVolcove
Thats a beautiful snake sir, is it yours?
short answer
by: Marty 1480
with credits to good old Wikipedia. :)
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