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NZXT is now entering the motherboard market by releasing their new N7 Z370 series motherboard with unique features and aesthetic but comes with a high price tag of $299. 

All about customization

This motherboard from NZXT is perhaps all about customization. The base motherboard is available with white or black full motherboard covers, with metal VRM and chipset heatsink covers which can be bought also separately for $14.99 to give users Black, White, Blue, Red and Purple color options.

Undeniably aesthetically pleasing, right?

NZXT does offer everything that users should expect from a new motherboard. It comes with a support for dual M.2 slots, overclocking, four SATA ports as well as both CrossFire and SLI.

But, with a price tag of $299, we expected it already to have at least a USB 3.1 Gen 2 internal header and/or Thunderbolt support. But, it doesn’t.

Cooling-wise, the N7 Z370 offers users a total of nine fan connectors (1x CPU_FAN, 1x AIO_PUMP, 1x W_PUMP and 6x SYS_FAN), all of which can be controlled using NZXT’s CAM software. The board also has two RGB lighting channels, that can also be controlled with their software.

NZXT also boasts its “Adaptive Noise Reduction” feature, which can listen to your PC to find the ideal balance between fan speeds, noise and cooling, allowing users to reduce their fan noise by as much as 40%. The company states that they use “machine learning” to deliver optimal results.

The primary concern though, is that how prepared is NZXT in the motherboard game in terms of BIOS and optimizations. There’s also the question if they are really the ones building their motherboard or has an OEM partner to deliver this to their customers.

Availability

However, at this time it is unknown whether or not NZXT is planning to release an equivalent AM4 motherboard. The N7 Z370 will start shipping in Late January in the US and Europe.

Learn more about it HERE.