In as surprize move NZXT today announces something you'd not expect from them, the N7 Z370 which is a motherboard based on the Z370 chipset for Coffee Lake processors. All the essentials are included, along with a built-in digital fan controller and integrated RGB lighting channels. It's unclear at the moment who is fabbing these motherboards.
The heatsinks are covered with swappable shrouds colored blue, red, or purple to select a color of preference. You could use NZXT's CAM software to control fans and RGB LED strips linked to the N7 Z370. The board includes two LED light strips in the box. The mobo features two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot and a two PCIe x4 interfaces. The all-metal motherboard cover perfectly matches the color and finish of your case, creating a visually seamless backdrop for your components. Using NZXT’s CAM software, you have full control over your system’s lighting, cooling, and performance.
From the looks of the PCB photo, I'd say this is an ECS design and fabricated product.
“Leveraging our years of experience as professional PC builders, we’ve designed the N7 motherboard with a completely new approach. In the face of increasing complexity in the PC gaming market, we want to make building easier and more enjoyable, with the N7 as a cornerstone for this new experience. Everything you need--from easy layout and obvious connections to digital fan control and RGB lighting--is included. We’ve also designed a completely unique motherboard cover so it’s both beautiful and powerful. You can’t build a quieter, better-looking system as easily as you can with our new N7 motherboard.” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO.
N7 Z370 Exclusive Features
Everything you need is ready out of the box and elegantly controlled through CAM software. The N7 includes key features from our HUE+ and GRID+ digital controllers allowing intuitive control for two RGB lighting channels and nine fan channels through CAM.
Build a PC gaming system that is truly yours. The N7’s unique all-metal cover provides a clean design that blends seamlessly with your case. For additional personalization, replacement heatsink covers are available separately in finishes that match our most popular case colors, including matte white, matte black, glossy blue, glossy red, or glossy purple.
Building that’s enjoyable for everyone
Gone are the days of frustration and compromises. We made each port discrete, utilizing all PCI express lanes available from the CPU and chipset so everything works as intended. The layout of the N7 streamlines installation with optimally placed headers for easier setup and upgradability. Supporting up to two graphics cards and both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ technology, the N7 provides uncompromised performance for your gaming PC.
A quieter system
Our unique Adaptive Noise Reduction uses an on-board noise sensor to measure and learn the specifics of your system to find the ideal balance between fan speed and cooling. With up to a 40% reduction in fan noise level, you won’t need to waste time designing custom fan curves. Leveraging machine learning to improve its results, this will ensure your fan settings are always optimal, even if you change hardware.
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