Overall Score 3.8  

There are six SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, supporting RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10. Intel Rapid Storage and Smart Response Technology, NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plugging. We’d like to see more than six SATA headers, but it’s enough for the mainstream user, and there are the M.2 headers to include in the storage options.

The DDR4 slots are clear and to the edge of the motherboard.  They only have clips on one side, which allows for easy installation and removal, especially when there’s a graphics card installed.

Of note at the back, there are five USB 3.1, one USB Type-C, and the usual display connectors, including a VGA connector, for those still needing VGA Display support.

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