( 4.2 Average / 5 Ratings )
sata ports are glitchy, sometimes won't recognise hard drives, maybe its the hard drives , who knows
A cheap Z97 motherboard with a M.2 slot. Sufficient enough to overclock a 4690K to 4.4 GHz. Could've had a bigger VRM heatsink and a better audio solution for front panel jack detection - if you're using two devices - one on the front - let's say headphones - and one on the back - speakers - you'll only have audio on the headphones. ASUS Sabertooth 990FX had an option to stream both at the same time but of course t'was twice the price.
Nice looking board, I love the black and gold, although the IO is a little muddled. IO shield could have been a little easier to install but they are pretty notorious for being fiddly. Plenty of space for RAM, more than you would need for a budget build and the 1866Mhz is a nice speed to sit at. SATA III, USB 3.1, everything you would like from a board, at a modest price.
The only downside is that I would have liked at least 2-way SLI, but unfortunately there is only one 16x PCI slot.