The entire motherboard is covered by a plastic shield called TUF Thermal Armor. Included are two fans which you can choose to use to cool down essential components on the motherboard. Passive cooling however works perfectly fine. Regardless, one fan can be positioned at the rear IO. And if you look at the square cover in the middle, that's where you can place a second one. If you use them, always place them in a push pull configuration.
To the right you can see an 8-pin power connector for the CPU. The board has a 8+4+4 power phase design. As for memory, it is a dual channel memory architecture. The board itself supports a maximum of 4 DIMM up-to 32GB of DDR3-1866/1600/1333/1066MHz. XMP profiles are supported of course.
When we flip the board around we see the 24-pin ATX power connector to the left, in the middle a USB 3.0 port connector and then the plethora of SATA ports. Let's zoom in at that, next page please.
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