- 80 months ago
I'm trying to finalize a decision for the mobo on my new build. I've selected the Asrock Z87E itx. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87eitx Does anyone have this? Have any comments about it? Full build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NZYU I will use this for a wide variety of purposes; gaming, 3d rendering, drafting, image editing, music recording/editing. I'm looking for this to be quick and quiet. Aesthetics are also important.
Pros: Includes latest wifi/bluetooth, pcie 3.0, has DVI connection if needed as this is the input on my monitors, 6 sata ports are more than enough only planning on using 3, 16gb ram, has an mpcie slot on the back in case there are any cool add ons in that form factor, color scheme is not obnoxious, mid price range
Cons: only 2 fan headers on board, board layout could be better- 8 pin connection and sata ports would be nice if on an edge and rotated(asus z87 deluxe), flip Z87 and wifi card? battery could be closer to IO and farther from cpu area, no higher quality sound (impact, or matx boards)