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There is loads to pay attention to in our top screenshot. We find support for a full length M.2 drive, dedicated water pump header - in addition to the AIO pump header at the top of the board - the first of two RGB headers for the AURA technology, a bunch of regular fan headers and the onboard buttons. The quality of all the heatsinks, as we said on the previous page, are particularly good. Thick, look great, nicely designed. It's a good demonstration that the devil is indeed in the details. Above the main PCIe slot we have the second M.2 socket, but taking a closer look at the SATA ports we see that the SATA Express slots are definitely something which has - like so many technologies - disappeared as quickly as it arrived. The introduction of NVMe and affordable M.2 drives probably stepped over the minor bandwidth increases it brought.

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04-01-2017, 06:47:34

The F34R Channel
Nice looking board! Are the PCI slots metal reinforced?Quote

04-01-2017, 11:39:06

Midz
The more i look at these new Asus boards the more im warming to the new Black/Grey aesthetics.. Really nice to see the manufacturers moving away from bold colors directly on the boards giving people more choice, Love it! Very nice looking boards from Asus Quote

04-01-2017, 13:25:00

The F34R Channel
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Originally Posted by Midz View Post
The more i look at these new Asus boards the more im warming to the new Black/Grey aesthetics.. Really nice to see the manufacturers moving away from bold colors directly on the boards giving people more choice, Love it! Very nice looking boards from Asus
Same! It's why I enjoy my M8H so much - two inconspicuous small red stickers aside.Quote
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