NZXT has been one of the leaders bringing beautifully built PC Cases for showing off your computer’s guts for some time. You can also build a great gaming machine through their NZXT BLD website as well. With that being said, when it comes to adding more beauty to their builds, it would make sense that they would like to create a motherboard that is visually appealing and integrates nicely with their cases. NZXT’s newest motherboard, the NZXT N7 Z490, is designed around the latest Intel 10th Generation Z490 chipset.

NZXT Introduces N7 Z490 ATX Motherboard

Features of the NZXT N7 Z490 are plentiful as it is geared more towards the higher tier of the motherboard that can handle anything you throw at it. The design of the N7 Z490 motherboard pairs nicely with an NZXT H Series case. It gives it a clean and streamlined look. The motherboard also includes a cover that comes in a white or black colour that will block out the board traces, capacitors and other things that might take away from a clean looking inside.

The NZXT N7 Z490 includes WiFi 6 support and utilizes all PCI express lanes from the CPU and chipset so you could forgo that unsightly Ethernet cable. Sure, Wi-Fi 6 gives you ungodly wireless speeds (up to 9.6 Gbps). Still, with many other devices in your home that could interfere (like that pesky microwave) with speeds and connectivity, it might be advisable to stick with Ethernet (pick up a coloured cable to match your new N7 Z490 Motherboard and H Series case!).

Streamline installation with the integrated read I/O shield with optimally placed headers means less blood has to be given to the PC Master Race Gods when putting everything together.

Technical Specifications

CPU & SocketLGA Socket 1200 for Intel 10th Generation CPUS
ChipsetIntel Z490
Memory4x DIMM DDR4 (128GB Max)
Speeds range from 2133MHz up to 4266 MHz)
Non-ECC, Unbuffered
Dual-channel
Support Intel’s XMP 2.0
Integrated GraphicsIntel UHD
Single HDMI Output
Multi-GPU SupportAMD 2-Way CrossFireX
StorageIntel Z490 Chipset
1x M.2 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 3.0×4 & SATA)
1x M.2 224/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0×4 mode only)
4x SATA 6Gbps ports
Supports RAID 0/1/5/10
Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 17
Intel Optane Memory ready
LANRealtek RTL8125BG 2.5G LAN
WirelessIntel Dual Band Wireless-AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Supports dual band frequency 2.5/5GHz
Supports MU-MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth V5.1
AudioRealtek ALC1220 Codec
8-Channel High Definition Audio, 32-bit/192KHz DAC
Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Capacitors
USB Ports1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 at back panel – light blue)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (at back panel)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel port (for USB Type-C)
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)
8x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, 6 at mid-board)
Expansion Slots2x PCIe 3.0×16 (single at x16, dual at x16/x4)
3x PCIe 3.0×1
Additional Rear I/O1x HDMI 1.4b
2×2 Wireless Antenna
1x Clear CMOS button
1x LAN (RJ45) port
1x Optical S/PDIF Out port
1x 5.1-Channel audio jacks
Form FactorATX
Dimensions350mm x 244mm x 43mm

The NZXT N7 Z490 Motherboard is available now for an MRSP of $229.99 USD through NXZT.com and LetsBLD.com

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