ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

ASRock's X299E-ITX/ac motherboard gets fully investigated as we check out this tiny yet powerful product.

| Nov 6, 2017 at 8:09 am CST
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock



ASRock's X99 Mini-ITX was one of a kind, and with the advent of Intel's X299 chipset, ASRock once again breaks the monotony of full-sized ATX motherboards and shrinks the HEDT X299 platform for small form factor (SFFPC) builds. The X299E-ITX/ac has many advantages over its predecessor.

For starters, you get three M.2 slots for drives, quad channel memory (albeit SO-DIMMs), a nice VRM, and even a custom water block you can buy separately. In fact, after working with the motherboard, I highly recommend buying the Bitspower full cover block if you plan on heavy overclocking, as it also cools down the VRMs.

Without further hesitation, let's see what the X299E-ITX/AC has to offer.


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The X299E-ITX/ac offers three Ultra M.2 slots (two from CPU and one from PCH), USB 3.1, Wireless AC 2x2, dual Intel LAN, a single PCI-E x16 slot, and many other standard features such as USB 3.0 and SATA6Gb/s.


The X299E-ITX/ac costs $399.99.

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