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Motherboard

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA2011-3 Narrow Motherboard

(8 Ratings, 3.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

ASRock

Part #

X99E-ITX/ac

Manufacturer

ASRock

Socket / CPU

LGA2011-3 Narrow

Form Factor

Mini ITX

RAM Slots

2

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

Intel X99

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

2

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3200

PCI-E x16 Slots

1

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

0

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

2 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

SATA Express

1

eSATA 6Gb/s

1

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Half Mini-PCIe

1

Onboard Video

No

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

Yes

Wireless Networking

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    verytiny
    • 47 points
    • 41 months ago

    the only x99 mitx motherboard. ultra fast boot is not very ultra fast, and it even gives me plenty of time to enter the uefi setup. as someone who likes fast, i am disappointed

    nakaman
    • 34 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Zion

    Many features. Tiny board. One thing I wanted was a bracket that you can put in that would keep the wifi cables in place sure there are holsters on the shield but I have an open air case. And the case won't allow a shield or at least won't fit.

    element94
    • 25 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Titan X Workstation

    Everything you need for a LGA2011v3 rig in a Mini-ITX form factor. Flashing the BIOS can be a pain at times, in addition to mediocre technical support from ASRock.

    TripTradeNinja
    • 24 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Placid Hoth

    Very high quality components. Manual was about 95% clear and to the point about installing all the components.

    theonetim
    • 23 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Portable "Workstation"

    This board is a pretty amazing accomplishment, but certainly not without its flaws. The biggest flaw is the ATX 24 pin connector placement, which is pretty inconvenient for most use cases. The USB 3 front panel connector is just randomly in the middle of the board. Finally, the included WiFi card is complete crap. Before I replaced it, I would randomly disconnect from networks. The boot time also went down once I replaced the card. If you buy this board, expect to invest the $25 for a nicer WiFi card.

    matogl0396
    • 19 points
    • 18 months ago

    The only mini-ITX X99 board that was created. so props for that I guess. It looks like ASRock has maintained this position with a one-of-a-kind X299 mITX board too, so I do appreciate them catering that that market niche.

    Some positives include lots of BIOS options, tons of USB 3.0/3.1, M2/NVMe support, native BIOS RAID setup, 3 PWM fan headers, etc. On the other hand, as you will see commonly mentioned in professional reviews, the board only supports dual channel memory. Additionally, the narrow ILM limits CPU cooler compatibility. It does come with a mounting bracket that lets you use many common AIOs, however. For example, I used an H105 that worked quite well. Another curiosity is the general board layout, with the RAM and 24-pin slots on the top, instead of on the right side like most other boards. Definitely something to keep in mind when choosing cases, cables, peripherals, etc.

    Just to note, despite it not being mentioned in any press releases, I do see that ASRock finally released a BIOS/microcode update on 4/10 to patch this board for Meltdown/Spectre. I could only find 1 forum post from someone who tried this on their X99E-ITX/ac, however, and they reported (unsubstantiated) that it froze and bricked the board. To be honest, it isn't even worth it for me to try at this point, so I'm not going to bother.

    The biggest problem, though, has been unmanageable chipset temperature without strong active cooling, which can be hard to provide in tiny SFF builds. For a VERY long time, I was so frustrated with the low results and seeming instability of my i7-6800k overclock, until I eventually identified a pattern of MOTHERBOARD heat prior to shutdowns. Very recently, I finally dropped a monoblock into my custom loop that covers the VRM and chipset, along with the CPU: https://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_254_257_264&products_id=4090. It turns out my suspicions were correct, because this dropped ~ 15C off my chipset temperature under load, and finally my freezes/bluescreens stopped, and my overclock is stable (i7-6800k only at 4.0 Ghz / 1.275v). So if you can even find this board these days, be prepared to drop another $170+ on an (equally rare) monoblock, or some other kind of strong, active chipset cooling solution.

    So with all of that being said, this board seems to be virtually unavailable as of May 2018. Maybe you can find one on eBay, and pick up that monoblock by emailing Bitspower to inquire about backorder (like I had to). If you are desperate for a Haswell- or Broadwell-E mini ITX setup, well you don't really have a choice now do you? But at this point, you could probably pick up an i7-8700k and a Z370 board for the same price or better. You'll get way better performance and infinitely more compatibility that way. Which pretty much makes this a dead product now, along with the X99 chipset that it supports!

    matogl0396
    • 7 points
    • 17 months ago

    The only mini-ITX X99 board that was created. so props for that I guess. It looks like ASRock has maintained this position with a one-of-a-kind X299 mITX board too, so I do appreciate them catering that that market niche.

    Some positives include lots of BIOS options, tons of USB 3.0/3.1, M2/NVMe support, native BIOS RAID setup, 3 PWM fan headers, etc. On the other hand, as you will see commonly mentioned in professional reviews, the board only supports dual channel memory. Additionally, the narrow ILM limits CPU cooler compatibility. It does come with a mounting bracket that lets you use many common AIOs, however. For example, I used an H105 that worked quite well. Another curiosity is the general board layout, with the RAM and 24-pin slots on the top, instead of on the right side like most other boards. Definitely something to keep in mind when choosing cases, cables, peripherals, etc.

    Just to note, despite it not being mentioned in any press releases, I do see that ASRock finally released a BIOS/microcode update on 4/10 to patch this board for Meltdown/Spectre. I could only find 1 forum post from someone who tried this on their X99E-ITX/ac, however, and they reported (unsubstantiated) that it froze and bricked the board. To be honest, it isn't even worth it for me to try at this point, so I'm not going to bother.

    The biggest problem, though, has been unmanageable chipset temperature without strong active cooling, which can be hard to provide in tiny SFF builds. For a VERY long time, I was so frustrated with the low results and seeming instability of my i7-6800k overclock, until I eventually identified a pattern of MOTHERBOARD heat prior to shutdowns. Very recently, I finally dropped a monoblock into my custom loop that covers the VRM and chipset, along with the CPU: https://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_254_257_264&products_id=4090. It turns out my suspicions were correct, because this dropped ~ 15C off my chipset temperature under load, and finally my freezes/bluescreens stopped, and my overclock is stable (i7-6800k only at 4.0 Ghz / 1.275v). So if you can even find this board these days, be prepared to drop another $170+ on an (equally rare) monoblock, or some other kind of strong, active chipset cooling solution.

    So with all of that being said, this board seems to be virtually unavailable as of May 2018. Maybe you can find one on eBay, and pick up that monoblock by emailing Bitspower to inquire about backorder (like I had to). If you are desperate for a Haswell- or Broadwell-E mini ITX setup, well you don't really have a choice now do you? But at this point, you could probably pick up an i7-8700k and a Z370 board for the same price or better. You'll get way better performance and infinitely more compatibility that way. Which pretty much makes this a dead product now, along with the X99 chipset that it supports!

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