Review: ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review theÂ*ECS Z97 Machine, it has budget written all over it, but looks surprisingly good.Â*ECS took the Z97 chipset and made a nice dark looking motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support and tw...

    Review: ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard
     
  2. maize1951

    maize1951 Master Guru

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    Poorly designed motherboard, SATA connectors are next to the power connectors, SMH.
     
  3. calusari

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    I agree, the board layout is really bad. Mini-ITX you need to have a nicely laid out mobo to make cramped cases with less options for cable management easier to build in.

    Why is the CPU socket so far off center? This limits your CPU cooling choices considerably.

    Why isn't the 8 pin CPU connector by the 24 pin connector? Now you have to loop that cable around awkwardly.

    Look at the ASUS Maximus Impact VII, that is the way an ITX mobo should be laid out.
     

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