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Sapphire Also Shows off Atomic Z97 Motherboard

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In addition to the Atomic 990FX, which features a full-coverage water block, Sapphire also showed off its cousin from the Intel platform, the Atomic Z97 (SIZ97). The motherboard in the picture below may look barren without its heatsinks, but that's because it has none, its water-block is standing right next to it, and needs to be installed after you drop in a CPU. Among its features are a 6-phase high-current CPU VRM, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, five SATA 6 Gb/s, one mSATA 6 Gb/s, and mainstream connectivity.

 
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Molex in the center of the board. I dont like that. And is there a second block for the chipset?
 
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So good cooling so miserable motherboard :D
 
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what the hell people in sapphire smoke when they making this board?
 
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It's weird sapphire has some of the most blinged out GPUs but their motherboards are so bare and ugly.
 
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Poeple here must have never heared about pre-released samples containing no heat-sinks.

Gee...
 
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Poeple here must have never heared about pre-released samples containing no heat-sinks.

Gee...
the heat sink is right next to it....
 
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It is highly likeable for it to come with a fansink as-well
 
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Molex in the middle is a no-no. Though I really like the idea of a mobo coming with a waterblock by default.
 
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Molex in the middle is a no-no. Though I really like the idea of a mobo coming with a waterblock by default.
As far as I know those Molex's aren't neccessary unless you go multi-GPU, that's just for giving extra juice for PCI-E slots.

And my opinion is that Sapphire has the best looking mobos ever, anyone remembers those white Sapphire mobos? ;)