Unlike the Z87-G45 Gaming, there aren’t any dragons or similar on the MPower, MSI went with a more basic design that is pure functionality. This isn’t a complaint at all; it’s nice to see that the MPower is all about its functionality. Ironically this actually gives the MPower a really cool look, especially with the yellow trimming they used. The main heatsink around the CPU socket that cools the PWM forms a large C shape. It is a little tighter around the cooling mounting holes on the left side than some of the other boards tested, but there is still room to get your fingers down in there if needed. Overall this is a very beefy heatsink and I can now see why MSI was talking up the cooling on the back of the box.
Down lower, the chipset cooling has even more yellow trimming. The heatsink is low profile to make sure we have clearance for long video cards on the PCI Express sockets as well. What really sets it off though is the yellow MSI logo in the heatsink that glows when the board is powered up.