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Mar
13
2014

EVGA Z87 Stinger Mini-ITX Unboxing and Overview

EVGA Z87 Stinger Mini-ITX Unboxing and Overview

The EVGA Z87 Stinger is one of the more premium options currently out the market and features plenty of options for power-users. It features a Creative Core3D audio module and allows memory over clocking up to 2666Mhz.

Inside the box, you'll find the usual drivers DVD and manual, a shroud for the rear IO, assortment of SATA cables and a case badge.

On the bottom, you'll find the single PCIe x16 slot and front IO connectors. As well as four SATA 6 connectors.

Behind the I/O sits the mini PCIe slot so you can install a mSATA drive if needed.

The LED on the top right shows post codes when booting up and also displays CPU temps once inside Windows. As far as the layout goes, there is a power and reset button located on the top making it easy to troubleshoot any issues before putting it inside your case. There is also a total of three 4 pin fan connectors.

On the rear IO lays the Bluetooth module, four USB 2 and four USB 3 ports. an ESATA and Ethernet port. a CMOS reset button, on-board displayport and HDMI as well as Creative Core3d 3D audio outputs.

In conclusion, the EVGA Z87 Stinger is a great over clocking motherboard and is definitely gorgeous to look at. If you're looking at getting a mini-ITX rig, the EVGA Z87 stinger might just be an option you want to consider.

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