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Supermicro C7Z97-OCE Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide (Page 1)

Supermicro C7Z97-OCE Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide

Supermicro is known for its range of enterprise and server motherboards, but they tried their hand at the enthusiast market recently. Here's Steve's take.

By Steven Bassiri on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:11 am CST - 1 min, 9 secs reading time for this page

Introduction

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Supermicro is a very well-known server brand, especially in the USA. They are known for their high-quality components, and super stable design. Today we are taking a look at one of their first consumer boards aimed at gamers and overclockers, the C7Z97-OCE.

You can easily buy a Supermicro board in stores like Microcenter, and on websites like Newegg, but they are one of the smaller brands when it comes to DIY PC building. Let's see if Supermicro has what it takes to compete against the bigger players in the DIY market.

Supermicro C7Z97-OCE Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide 02 | TweakTown.com

The C7Z97-OCE features an interesting mix of complimentary colors; while the heat sinks have a vibrant orange color, the slots are blue. The heat sinks make good contact with the chips, and they seem to cool everything just fine. There are a total of six, four-pin fan headers. These fans run on a pre-set profile by default. You can only control these headers through the UEFI, and there are only two choices: standard and full speed.

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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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