There are very few motherboards that are able to get their looks perfectly right. MSI has once again proven that it is the much appreciated exception to that rule. This particular motherboard features a minimalistic soft toned black and white aesthetic that is to die for. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but I think most PC builders would agree with me that nothing looks better than a Black and White aesthetic done right.
Z97S SLI Krait Edition by MSI Features Stunning Black and White Color Scheme
It is interesting to observe that even after the Z97 hype has died down, some motherboards catch your attention simply and effortlessly. I must admit that I am sorely tempted to request a review sample of this board and then refuse to return it. Sadly however, I don't have the proper color scheme to match this. A pure white or a black-white aesthetic is probably the most difficult to pull of in a rig, but the MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition does it immense justice.
As for the technical specs, the board features Intel 9 Series chipset (Z97) and the LGA 1150 socket boasting One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty pins. It can support upto 3300Mhz DDR3 Memory and 4K HD output. The number of PCI-E lanes is limited though, with only two available for a maximum of Dual SLI /Crossfire. Another downside is that there appears to be no Debug LED. The Z97S Krait Edition does however feature the M.2 slot which is a very coveted feature these days apparently.
In the hands of the knowledgeable modder, this motherboard can provide the heart of a masterpiece. Oh and by the way the reason its called SLI edition is because its two PCI-e 3.0s are separated enough to give good airflow. We have no word on price at the moment.