Want a new motherboard for your Intel Kaby Lake processor that looks great without costing a bomb? Check out the ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING.
It looks really beautiful, the entire gun-metal colored brushed metal heatsinks and the textured board – all of these elements make the ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING look great!
At the upper corner, I like it that ASUS didn’t put an ugly plastic I/O panel cover but just went with 2 large heatsinks.
On the other side, nothing to highlight here and than the usual components for motherboards.
Now this part is interesting, it has a row of SATA ports faced forward and they are all in a single layer which is very unlike most boards that stack 2 on a single area.
The ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING comes with 2x PCI-E slots but it only works for CrossfireX setup with x16/x4 configuration, not exactly attractive.
Lastly here is the I/O panel with
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
– 1 x DVI-D
– 1 x DisplayPort
– 1 x HDMI
– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
– 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A + Type-C
– 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
– 4 x USB 2.0
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
– 5 x Audio jack(s)
One additional thing to highlight is that the board is customization friendly, allowing support of 3D printed components.
Details at the official product page.
As with all ASUS products, the board comes with ASUS’ signature UEFI interface.
The AURA lighting on the board is a single strip of LED lights under the board at the front, exactly like this one.
Here’s the software to adjust the LED lighting, and what’s neat about the new model here is that you are now able to connect to a single LED strip to adjust colors but do note that the color capability varies and most RGB LED strips aren’t able to product the finer colors.
The ASUS AURA RGB also allows you to synchronize the colors between your system and your peripherals such as keyboard and mouse.
The ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING retails at RM 689 – what you get is a solid board that looks great out of the box, the RGB lights are just bonus.