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L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Patrick R.
  • 12/13/2014 5:08:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks Great

Pros: The layout is drop-dead simple. I supports every function I need for a mid-range gamer. I plan on OCing an inexpensive CPU (G3258) and RAM and from what I can see this board should work just fine. Later I'll upgrade the CPU and it should handle that fine too. Love the 1150 socketing as it's about as plug and play as it gets. For a Z97 board, you can't beat the price. Never liked angled plugs. They are useful when the board is cluttered and you need access to areas that are all but cover-up by cards, cables, fans or even RAM heat-spreaders (they're like B-Ball kicks in the 80's...they seem to be getting bigger for no apparent This board has zero clutter. no extra stuff that I do not want or need. Extra stuff I do not need has the potential to do two things. 1.) Get in my way. Life is short I have three dogs under my feet when I build and 1 cat on my workbench to oversee my work...I do not need more stress. 2.) Generate heat. Heat is the death of all electronics. Extra capacitors etc draw power and gen heat. I hates heat! (Stoopid Heat).

Cons: I'm greedy and wish it had two more SATA connections. But it said 4 and that's enough to do what I want with nothing left over. Never liked

Other Thoughts: My opinion is just that. I've worked on $200+ boards, I've worked on $50 boards. This one seems to be well thought-out to fit right into the niche my current build will occupy.

I hope to write a bit more after I do the build. Still waiting for a few key components to go on sale (Hurry up Newegg!).

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  • Stefan R.
  • 10/1/2014 9:34:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's sort of improved?

Pros: - Budget Friendly
- Z97 Chipset
- M.2 Sata Express
- It's primarily black
- Intel Ethernet port
- Overclocked ram from 1600 to 2400 with 1.64v. (Although this is more likely to depend on the Integrated Memory Controller on your processor, as well as the ram itself)
- Error code readout on board as well as power button.

Cons: - The audio chip is in a questionable position. The problem with it being at the bottom of the board is an analog audio signal is more prone to interference with other components which can result in background noise. With it having to travel further, it more likely to be a problem. There is a reason they're placed on the far left side of a motherboard near the IO on most other motherboards. Luckily I haven't noticed too much excess noise.
- The straight sata connectors may conflict with a 2nd GPU. It seems to be spaced enough that it would probably only conflict with 2.5 or 3 slot cards.

Other Thoughts: My last review may have been done without enough use of the product. It has gained some points as I have used it more. According to the ECS website, the motherboard apparently now supports SLI. In contrary to the email I received that said SLI support wasn't a thing they were looking at adding. I still question this because there hasn't been a bios update since the board was released, or any other driver updates for that matter.

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  • f f.
  • 9/3/2014 5:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBang for the buck

Pros: Great price especially for a mid range gamer such as myself. Other boards have too much extras packed in that are not needed for a mid range gamer.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The other poster I guess is an expert, so will tell you what I know. Does your motherboard need to be as fat as others? Sata connections not angled? Thank YOU, not as huge of a pain to plug in. No mid range gamer is going to need more then 4, period. As a mid range gamer, why in the world would you need SLI? Most games that mid range gamer is going to play, would not need SLI anyway. It has your PCI slot not jammed right into your CPU, can easily do without another PCI E slot. Audio chip placement is a concern? LOL. DDR3 slots spaced oddly, if this bothers you definitely do not buy it.
If you are wanting a solid mid range gaming board with a great price tag, this is for you. Have had zero issues.

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  • Stefan R.
  • 8/1/2014 10:45:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSo many corners cut, no SLI

Pros: - Low Price
- Good Z97 chipset features, including M.2.

Cons: The motherboard is cheap. It is easy to tell that it was designed on a budget. It's slimmer than most ATX motherboards, it's got a 4+2 power phase, (which is mind boggling for Z97) It's SATA connectors aren't angled and there are only 4, 2 less than what Z97 chipset offers, IT DOESN"T SUPPORT SLI and they said they don't plan to either. It lacks a bottom PCI-E slot, even a x1 or PCI would be nice. The mosfets look and feel incredibly cheap, it's got a mix of PWM fan headers and 3 pin. The Audio chip location is questionable. The first two DDR3 slots are closer than the other two for some reason. And it's front panel headers are longer than normal.

Other Thoughts: What the heck is with no SLI support? Obviously to save money and not have to pay royalties to Nvidia. But still absolutely mind boggling since Nvida dominates the dedicated GPU market.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated. We need your feedback in order to improve the quality of our products and service.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any ECS products, please contact us. We are here to help.

I or any of my team members here at technical support will be able to help you.
Our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm PST.

Thank you,
Phone# 1-510-456-9836

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