Mainboard Layout

3 full length PCIe 3.0 ready slots for SLI or CF. Behind are the chipsets responsible for audio, gigabit ethernet and USB 3.0

Socket LGA 2011 with 2 DIMM slots on both side of the processor.

The right bottom corner of the mainboard consists of the Easy Buttons to directly increase the CPU clk. There is also a power button and OC Gene (when pressed directly oc to 4GHz).

On the bottom left corner of the mainboard, we can find the chipset, debug led, SATA ports, external USB 3.0 connector port.

The rear panel consists of the USB ports, PS/2 mouse/keyboad, SPDIF digital and analog out. 1394, USB 3.0, GbE, audio ports.


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  1. Great to the point review,I for one am moving away from the more costly boards and totally happy and your review shows how simplicity can be a great payoff.

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