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Conquer the Battlefield

The MAG series was born through rigorous quality testing and designed to be a symbol of sturdiness and durability. Focused on providing the best user experience, the MAG series has a simple installation process coupled with a friendly user interface making it the best choice for entry level gamers.


With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering team have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.


With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.


High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter wether you're a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.


MSI MAG series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.


MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immersive one.


This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution delivers AC speeds up to 433Mbps without any cable limitation.


Supports AMD Ryzen™ 5000 & 3000 Series desktop processors and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series desktop processors


AMD A520


  1. 2x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB (Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 MHz by JEDE and DDR4 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400/ 4600+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE)
  2. 1DPC 1R max speed 4600 MHz
  3. 1DPC 2R max speed 3866 MHz
  4. Dual channel memory architecture
  5. Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
  6. Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
  7. Supports un-buffered memory

Expansions Slots

  1. 1x PCIe x16 slot (PCI_E2)
  2. 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

Onboard Graphics

  1. 1x HDMI 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz
    Support for HDMI™ 1.4 version, HDCP 1.4 & 2.3
  2. 1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz
  3. Maximum shared memory of 16GB


AMD A520 Chipset

  1. 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  2. 1x M.2 slots (Key M)
    • M2_1 slot (from AMD processor)
      • Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 1
      • Supports SATA 6Gb/s
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices


Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices


AMD A520 Chipset

  1. 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 ports are available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector)
  2. 6x USB 2.0 ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

AMD Processor

  1. 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A ports on the back panel


Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec

  1. 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio


1x Realtek® RTL8111H LAN controller

Wireless LAN and Bluetooth

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

  1. Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 433 Mbps speed.
  2. Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1,2.1+EDR,3.0,4.0,BLE,4.2

I/O Connectors

  1. 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1x Serial port connector
  5. 1x M.2 slot (M-Key)
  6. 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
  7. 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  8. 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
  9. 1x 4-pin system fan connector
  10. 1x Front panel audio connector
  11. 2x System panel connectors
  12. 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
  13. 1x 4-pin RGB LED connector
  14. 1x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector
  15. 1x TPM module connector
  16. 1x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

  1. PS2 Keyboard / Mouse
  2. LAN port
  3. Wi-Fi Antenna connectors
  4. Audio Connectors
  5. HDMI
  6. DisplayPort
  7. USB 2.0 Ports
  8. USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
  9. USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A

Form Factor

M-ATX Form Factor

What's in the Box

  1. A520-M Motherboard
  2. User Manuial
  3. Quick Installation Guide
  4. Wi-Fi Antenna
  5. 2x SATA Cables
  6. MSI Case Badge
  7. Driver DVD
  8. I/O Shield
  9. MSI Prroduct Catalog
  10. Product Registration Card

Delivery Options

Next Day Delivery - £10

Can't wait to get your hands on your item.

Do you want to start gaming as soon as possible

Then this is the option for you. Order before midday, select this option at checkout and it will get to you the next working day

2 - 3 Days Delivery - £5

Are you a patient gamer.

Are you secure in the knowledge that your order will get to you at some point. Then select this option at the checkout and your order will arrive at your location in the the next two to three days.

Saturday Delivery - £15

Want to be there when your order arrives at your door.

Don't want to be at work all day knowing that your precious PC component is waiting for you to get home (unless of course, you work from home), then select this option and your order will delivered on the upcoming Saturday.

Click and Collect - FREE

If you're local to us, and would istead like to collect your order from our store, then this option is perfect for you. Not only is it free, but you can also choose when you would like to collect your order in hourly slots, Monday to Saturday. Just give us a couple of hours to get your order ready, and you will recieve a confirmation email telling you to pop on by.

Our store is open until 5:30pm Mon-Sat, so you have plenty of time after work to drop in.