MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige Socket 1151 Motherboard

We have a number of new Socket 1151 motherboards in stock but the one that seem to be catching the most attention is the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige.

It’s black-and-white layout is eye-catching indeed. It immediately reminds one the snow scenes in Rainbow 6. Tough and lethal. In fact, a full version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is included for free.

Talking of lethal, the “Kriat” refers to the highly venomous kriat snake found in the jungles of Asia. And, yes, the krait is black with white stripes, white belly and white upper lips.  It can grow up to almost 2 metres long and inflicts the most snakebites on humans in India. Lethal indeed.

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige

With DDR4 Boost, MSI claims “Unmatched memory performance and stability.” And with GameBoost, MSI says you can “Overclock your system instantly and generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button.”

It also supports Onboard Storage M.2 and USB3.1 GEN2.

The emphasis is, of course, on gaming. It actually is gaming certified  for 24-hour on- and offline game as testing by eSports players.


  • Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • Turbo M.2 32Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C + Type-A combo + SATA Express 10 Gb/s
  • GAMING LAN powered by Intel® : The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
  • LAN Protect: 15KV Anti-surge protection
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Military Class 5: The latest evolution in high quality components featuring the brand new Titanium Chokes
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
  • OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world!
  • Game Boost: Generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
  • Overvoltage Protection:Prevent Unforeseen Damage
  • GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige Mobo“This Z170 based Gaming board pretty much has it all,” according to the in-depth review by PC Gameware. We concur. This really is a nice gamers mobo.

Kyle of Tech K Raiden gives the rundown on the MSI Z170A Krait in this video –

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige price

First, please note that the offer for the free Rainbow Six Siege is valid until 31 May 2016 or while stock on the motherboard lasts. The game code expires on 30 September 2016.

You’ll find the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming R6 Seige in the Socket 1151 Motherboard category of the Essential IT Solutions online shop for R3 419.


Date: 08 Apr 2016