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ASUS Z97-K/CSM ATX LGA1150 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard

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Product Reviews

ASUS Z97-K/CSM ATX LGA1150 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard
33%
Excellent
67%
Very Good
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Rating: 8.67/10
With 3 User Reviews
1223356AB@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/10/15
Cons: IO in the back isnt that great. would have liked some usb ports

Pros: -solid board overall-cheap
Comment:
Great board for budget builds but could use a few more back panel usb ports
Night Hawk@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/30/14
Cons: - Drives are not very well designed- Not enough SATA cables

Pros: - Solid and reliable hardware- Compatible with many peripherals
Comment:
I was planing to buy another model of Asus mobo. But that one ran out of stock, so I have no choice but to use this one instead. As usual, this model does not fail me. NCIX staff were so nice to help me to do the pin check. Good service by NCIX, I would say !The worst thing about this mobo is the drivers. Some drivers require admin access during log on. It is very annoying to see the popup every time you signon. And that is for every driver (that require admin right), which means you might see multiple of them. Very bad design ! Because of that, I can only 4 stars.
ModePC@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/04/14
Cons: DOA like many other reviews on other sites

Pros: Great motherboard
Comment:
On paper this is a great motherboard for the price with a nice three year warranty.I went out and bought another one locally since I needed this computer ASAP and it works like a charm.

Product Features

Asus Z97 Motherboard

Introduce your CPU to the Asus Z97 Motherboard for optimized speed and performance. This board is made to support Intel® LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Core? i7/Core? i5/Core? i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors, so that you?re not lagging behind. It provides improved performance to your system through serial point-to-point links, for increased bandwidth and stability when running your computer. Plus, it provides a maximum of 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gbit/s ports and 10Gbit/s M.2 support for faster data transfer and retrieval on your system. This baby?s Intel®Z97 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting you enjoy the latest integrated graphics performance while gaming. In addition, this board also comes with Quick Sync Video technology and Turbo Core 2.0 technology to make your computer experience an even greater one. Purchase the Asus Z97 Motherboard now!

What It Is and Why You Need It

  • Supports Intel® 4th, New 4th and 5th Generation Core? i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors
  • Has a powerful 2-channel DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes that allow for you to express great graphics
  • Includes a maximum of 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gbit/s and 10Gbit/s M.2 support for better data transfer and retrieve
  • Supports iGPU functions for awesome graphics performance

Product Specifications

Model
BrandASUS
ModelZ97-K/CSM
Supported CPU
CPU Socket TypeLGA 1150
CPU TypeCore i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
Chipsets
ChipsetIntel Z97
Memory
Number of Memory Slots4×240pin
Memory StandardDDR3 3200(OC)/3100(OC)/3000(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2666(OC)/2600(OC)/2500(OC)/2400(OC)/2200(OC)/2133(OC)/2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported32GB
Channel SupportedDual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x161
PCI Express 2.0 x161 (x4 mode)
PCI Express x12
PCI Slots2
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.21 x M.2
SATA RAID0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video ChipsetSupported only by CPU with integrated graphic
Onboard Audio
Audio ChipsetRealtek ALC887
Audio Channels7.1 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN ChipsetRealtek 8111GR
Max LAN Speed10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/21 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
Video Ports1 x DVI-D
1 x VGA
HDMI1 x HDMI
USB 3.04 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.02 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports3 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) CPU coolers control
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode) coolers control
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x COM connector
1 x TPM connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x System panel connector
Physical Spec
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12.0" x 8.6"
Power Pin24 Pin
Features
FeaturesASUS 5X PROTECTION
-ASUS DIGI+ VRM-4 Phase digital power design
-ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection-Short circuit damage prevention 
-ASUS ESD Guards-Enhanced ESD protection 
-ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors-2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability 
-ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O-3x more durable corrosion-resistant coatin

UEFI BIOS
-Most advanced options with fast response time

M.2 onboard
-The latest transfer technologies with up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds

ASUS Fan Xpert3
-Featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control.

ASUS EPU
-EPU

Media Streamer
-Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV
-Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS7 and Android 4.0 system

Crystal Sound 2
-Flawless audio that makes you part of the game

Turbo LAN
-Experience smooth online gaming with lower pings and less lags

Steam OS Support
-Compatible with the most fun gaming platform under Windows® system

ASUS Exclusive Features
-USB 3.0 Boost
-Ai Charger
-AI Suite 3
-Disk Unlocker

EZ DIY
Push Notice
-Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time

UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
-featuring friendly graphics user interface
-ASUS O.C. Tuner
-ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
-ASUS EZ Flash 2

Q-Design
-ASUS Q-Slot

Quiet Thermal Design
-ASUS Fan Xpert 3
-Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heatsink solution
Packaging
Package ContentsASUS Z97-K Motherboard
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x IO Shield
User's manual
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