Asus ATX Z97-E USB 3.1 Motherboard
This pick is an update to an ATX Asus board that was already an excellent motherboard offering. It has an M.2 slot to accommodate the latest SSD's while two USB 3.1 ports which allow use of the latest system peripherals; together, these features alone help ensure the board is future-proofed well into the next several years. Moving along, there’s four DIMM slots for up to thirty-two gigabytes of DDR3 Ram at outstanding speeds of thirty-two hundred megahertz (Mhz).
The board is also equipped with two PCI Express Gen 3.0 slots and two PCI Express Gen 2.0 slots for full support of Quad-GPU configurations. Three PCIe x1 slots and two legacy PCI complete its class leading add-on card compatibility. Eight channel HD sound is provided by an excellent Realtek ALC892 audio chip. Finally, an Intel I218VLAN chip ensures excellent networking performance. Topped off with an attractive gold/black color scheme this affordable board is definitely a winner.