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Supermicro C7Z97-OCE Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide

Supermicro C7Z97-OCE Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide
Supermicro is known for its range of enterprise and server motherboards, but they tried their hand at the enthusiast market recently. Here's Steve's take.
By: Steven Bassiri | Guides | Posted: Dec 10, 2014 3:11 pm

Introduction

 

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Supermicro is a very well-known server brand, especially in the USA. They are known for their high-quality components, and super stable design. Today we are taking a look at one of their first consumer boards aimed at gamers and overclockers, the C7Z97-OCE.

 

You can easily buy a Supermicro board in stores like Microcenter, and on websites like Newegg, but they are one of the smaller brands when it comes to DIY PC building. Let's see if Supermicro has what it takes to compete against the bigger players in the DIY market.

 

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The C7Z97-OCE features an interesting mix of complimentary colors; while the heat sinks have a vibrant orange color, the slots are blue. The heat sinks make good contact with the chips, and they seem to cool everything just fine. There are a total of six, four-pin fan headers. These fans run on a pre-set profile by default. You can only control these headers through the UEFI, and there are only two choices: standard and full speed.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Supermicro C7Z97-OCE for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The C7Z97-OCE retails for $194.99 at Amazon.

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