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Originally Posted by JCBeastieSad to see MSI sticking to that awful layout with the CPU socket too close to the PCI-E slot.
Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrderIf the EVGA board doesn't have an M2/SATA-E port, what's that at the bottom left of the board between the heatsinks and PCI-E slot?
Also correct me if I'm wrong, but the right hand photo of the Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 on page 2 looks like m-ATX and not the same board as to the left?
Originally Posted by CombatusIt's a mini PCI-E slot.
Well spotted - it now shows the correct board!
Originally Posted by ArborealMaybe following on from JRS' post, we could have a round up of suitable coolers for these boards, as we have 2 CPU placements.
Originally Posted by CombatusWhen we get each board in we'll test it with various heatsinks and report our findings - I know there were lots of comments about this on Z87 as they got more popular so we'll be looking in a bit more detail now.
Originally Posted by David164v8I'm probably being a bit dense, bit how do you put the side panel on if the m.2 ssd is put on the back of the motherboard? Wouldn't it stick out?
Originally Posted by r3loaded...Speaking of the M.2 form factor, there are quite a few SATA protocol drives like the Evo and the M550, but are there any PCIe protocol drives available on the retail market? I'd rather have those for their superior speed.
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