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Old January 9, 2018, 05:38 PM
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Default NZXT Introduces it's first motherboard, the N7-Z370

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Interesting board to say the least, if it were't for CAM the purple board would be an instant buy for me lol
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Old January 9, 2018, 05:59 PM
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Eber did a quick overview of it on the Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2UqsKsemec
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Wow... I didn't see that coming
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Do we know who the OEM is on it? I can't imagine NZXT built this themselves. If it's backed by one of the top manufacturers, then it should be alright. Otherwise, I'm not sure how well NZXT will do with BIOS updates and such.

I guess EVGA eventually got into the groove of things, but if I recall, their first couple boards were not exactly the greatest. However, they were already making GPUs, so there was some shared knowledge to begin with. I don't really think NZXT had any experience in this before?
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Heh... sapphire made a couple of boards as well.... I don't recall that going all that well.... ;)
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apparently, its ECS, soooo.. have fun with that.
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The thing looks kinda cool, but as a few folks have said, it lacks a few things, and relatively speaking, is kind of overpriced.
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My first thoughts were the same as JD and Jokester. While I think it's a neat idea and a good looking board (though not quite my style), NZXT is definitely not making these themselves and probably designed a shroud to be slapped on a 3rd party board.

I still think EVGA boards are a lesser board compared to ASUS, MSI, GB, etc, and I think this will be a one-off like the Sapphire board. With something like this I think you've got to knock it out of the park on your first try to get both sales and shareholders on board for future models. Eber's review makes me think that's very unlikely.
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apparently, its ECS, soooo.. have fun with that.
ECS?

Yeah. I won't be touching these.
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Yikes, a $300 ECS board is scary as hell. No thanks.
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