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ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | Oct 8, 2018 at 11:16 am CDT - 1 min, 28 secs time to read this page

Packaging and Overview

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The box embraces ASRock's new marketing, and packaging is quite good.

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The accessory package includes two SATA6Gb/s, IO shield, WIFI antenna, M.2 screws, case badge, postcard, driver DVD, and manuals.

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ASRock put in three fan headers. The CPU fan header is 4-pin PWM and is circled in red; it supports up to 1A. The other two circled in blue are DC/PWM mode headers with support for up to 2A each, and they are capable of supporting water cooling pumps. The UEFI and ASRock's A-Tuning program offer control over all headers. The motherboard carries a straightforward design aesthetic; black and gray. The back of the motherboard doesn't have much on it, but there is an M.2 slot back there.

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The rear IO panel features clear CMOS button, WIFI antenna connector, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.1 type-A (but it might be a typo on their end since they are all blue and no re-drivers), USB 3.1 type-C (Thunderbolt 3 capable), two USB 3.0 ports, Gbit LAN, and 7.1 gold-plated audio with S/PDIF out.

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At the rear of the motherboard and on the top-side we get Ultra M.2 slots that support up to x4 PCI-E 3.0 and SATA.

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The motherboard has a USB 3.0 internal header and USB 2.0 internal header, four SATA6Gb/s ports, and front panel headers on the right side of the motherboard. At the top of the motherboard, we find out 8-pin power connector.

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We find both an RGB LED header and an addressable RGB LED header. The CPU VRM heat sink uses a, and it has a decent amount of weight to it.

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