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ECS Golden Z77H2-AX(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: 2x pcie slots running x16 was the main reason i bought this mobo, also it being on sale with a rebate.
It looks great with all the gold and black.
I have had no issues with the bios or anything else yet.

Cons: The first pcie slot is blocked by the gold heat sink. This is preventing me from putting my sound card where I want. I have resorted to placing it in the third pciex8 slot, limiting my second slot to x8 also as I am running xfire 7950's. This also forces me to have the sound card very close to the lower gpu, limiting airflow to the second card which is worrisome.

Other Thoughts: I wish I had gone with an asus mobo, but am satisfied with this mobo for my first build.

If i was able to use an extender to move the sound card to a different location I would be very happy with my setup, but have been unable to find a solution that looks clean


Christopher B.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher B.

Date Joined: 11/09/12

  • Reviews: 1
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 06/16/13
  • Last Review: 06/16/13
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