NZXT N7 Z690, a beautiful motherboard with full cover

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Skylinestar Active Member

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    Is this toasty?
     
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    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    NZXT mobos are very very nice and cool. the Intel CPU, not so much

    but the premium on these boards is more for aesthetics. yes they can do well @ OC, but you can buy cheaper boards that do as well.
    on the AM4 side they only went with the "B" series chipset but are priced like a premium X570
     
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    reix2x Master Guru

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    well, i like more "vented" boards, but aesthetics are very good on this boards, who is their OEM?
     

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    DirtyDee Member Guru

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    My Asus Sabertooth z77 board had that "thermal cover" for it. Getting to the CMOS battery required tearing the whole computer apart and taking the cover off.
     
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    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    Looks exactly like every motherboard since they started doing mobo's.
     
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    Their OEM is Asrock apparently. And from my experience being a PC builder, I've had terrible experience with all of our NZXT motherboards stocks. Be it Z490, Z590 and B550, all of them dead in a week or 2. Ever since then, we're reluctant to order any of NZXT's mobo.
     
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    i haven't heard many good things about NZXT mainboards, i have read in a random web page that they use to have ECS as their OEM, they make cheap mainboards (i have used a couple of them, nothing good to say about them and nothing bad either), Asrock is in another level, lets hope for a quality up bump..
     
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    vf Ancient Guru

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    They're a bit boxy looking.

    I had that problem with the Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Xtreme. The board somehow triggered its built in overcurrent protection one day I switched it on. BIOS bug.

    Hardline watercooled build. Reset CMOS on the back wouldn't reset the BIOS. Board was dead. No power, not a flicker. Nothing. Not even activating the backup BIOS would activate anything. Board was dead of power. Had to drain the system, take all the piping out, then graphics card, to then unscrew the motherboard cover to get to the CMOS battery which is inline with the first slot of the graphics card which is behind the M2 plate covers. Once the battery was removed, it then reset the BIOS and got it powered back up. At that point I flashed both BIOS just in case of BIOS bugs.

    Honestly. Some of these placements manufacturers think of placing the CMOS battery is so stupid. Also replaced the cr2032 battery just incase since it was 2 years old.
     

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