The MSI Z87 MPower is based on the Z87 Express chipset by Intel. The Z87 MPower is constructed using a 6 layer tightly weaved fiberglass PCB. This offers increased humidity resistance and ESD protection. The Z87 MPower also uses an all digital 16 phase power design making use of Hi-C capacitors, dark capacitors, and super ferrite chokes. The thermal solution is a heat pipe based metal heat sink system designed to work in low airflow situations. This is ideal for water cooling or use in computer chassis which may not have optimal airflow. These are secured to the motherboard via metal screws rather than spring / tension systems using plastic which is often found on other motherboards.