File-It-Under: Hardware Stuff By: D.F.Skinner!~
If you're looking to build a computer with no expense spared have I got a nice looking motherboard for you,the Gigabyte Z77-UP7. Feature rich is a under statement when it comes to this motherboard,it comes fully stocked.Its a abnormally large form factor motherboard that combines a high-end digital power circuitry that packs a wallop,the motherboard itself is rather expensive but we'll get to that later,lets look at features on the Gigabyte Z77-UP7.
About the main features,the motherboard supports the latest Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processor and it supports the Celeron processor in the LGA1155 package,it has the latest z77 chipset and a L3 cache that varies with each Intel CPU. On the DIMM socket side of things, (Dual-in-line-memory-module) the motherboard supports up to 32GB of DDR3 of system memory(Note: If you're running Windows 32 bit system you won't get to extend your memory up to 32GB). Multi-graphics supports a 4-way-3-way and 2-way AMD CrossFireX NVIDIA SLI technology. High end motherboards like that the Z77X-UP7 usually come fully stocked with of I/O ports (input-outputs ports) this motherboard is no exception,it has your basic PS/2 keyboard/mouse port of course, the USB ports are controlled by two different chipsets,4 USB 3.0 ports that is controlled by VIA chipset,2 USB 3.0 ports that is controlled by the Intel Z77 chipset,the Gigabyte z77X motherboard has count em,two different Ethernet jacks,one is a GigE NIC port made by Intel,the other being a Atheros GigE NIC port.The motherboard has a embedded Intel Graphic chip that supports HDMI video port,a DisplayPort video port,a DVI-D video port,and a VGA video port.
If you're looking to run SLI or CrossFire configuration on this mother board then you're in luck,the Gigabyte design has a total of five PCI-Express 3.0 x 16 slots and two PCI-Express slots,so basically this motherboard can support 5 graphic cards.The design of the motherboard is pretty unique with its black and orange color scheme and has a nice cooling setup with its major heat producing parts of the motherboard covered in a large aluminum heat sinks that's connected by a heat pipe system.
Now about that price,well put it this way,you can buy a nice laptop for that price they are offering which is $399,but if you have the bucks to spare this is clearly a motherboard to get.For a more in-depth look at this motherboard,head right over to PC Perspective website.
Credit Source: "PC Perspective and Gigabyte"