Z97 motherboards might be the most future-proof around. They support not only current-gen Haswell CPUs, but also upcoming Broadwell chips. And, in addition to serving up loads of Serial ATA ports, they're primed for the next generation of PCI Express solid-state drives. Pretty sweet, no?
True to its name, the Hi-Fi has upgraded audio circuitry with isolated analog traces, fancier electrical components, and built-in amplification. Other accoutrements include fast-charging USB ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks with traffic management software, and smartphone apps that bring a multitude of remote functions to Android and iOS. The board has a pretty standard mix of slots and ports, including dual PCIe x16 connectors hanging off the CPU and an M.2 socket attached to the chipset.
We have the Hi-Fi Z97WE in our labs for testing, as well, so stay tuned for a full review. In the meantime, you can enter our giveaway by doing the following:
- Sign up using the form below.
- Correctly answer one easy question: what's the highest memory speed supported by the Hi-Fi Z97WE? (You'll find the answer on the motherboard's product page on the Biostar website.)
- You might also consider "liking" Biostar on Facebook.
- ...or liking us on Facebook.
- ...or following Scott on Twitter.
- ...or checking out Cyril's book.
(The last four parts are completely optional, but they won't hurt. We promise.)
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. only.
Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.
We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and June 19, 2014 at noon CDT. We'll then choose our winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winners will be announced on the site on June 20 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winners must claim their prizes within 72 hours, or they will forfeit them, and we will draw new winners.
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