Mainboard Layout

The mainboard consists of 2 PCI, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1 and two full length PCIe 2.0 x16 slots running in 16x and 4x respectively. It can run in CrossFire mode. Behind the PCI slots are the controllers in charge of audio, GbE, HDMI output etc. Towards the right, we can see the heatsink of the MOSFETs with CPU socket right below it.

Right below is 4 DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 32GB of DDR3 with OC setting of up to DDR3-2000. To the left are 6 SATA 6Gbps ports. Next to it are the power and reset switches with DEBUG LED next to it. The front panel connectors are coloured and just right above the swtiches, we can see the 3 USB 2.0 connectors in red and a blue front panel USB 3.0 connector for external USB3.0 bracket.

At the back panel of the mainboard, we can see a PS/2 Keyboard port with 4 USB 2.0 ports. There are 2 USB 3.0 next to the audio ports. The rest of the ports are a HDMI, a DVI_D and  a D-SUB out.

A 90 degree right angle SATA 6Gbps ports can be found. RAID 0,1,10 are supported.