++++ You can buy the ASRock X99 Professional Gaming i7/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 319 Euro (10/2016). It is in the midrange price segment of the Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboards.
The ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 LGA 2011-3 DDR4 motherboard has an excellent high-end equipment, not only inspires gamers and enthusiasts and you can overclock it very well.
As standard features, the X99 Professional Gaming i7 mainboard has a total of five PCI Express slots, ten SATA3 ports, a shared SATA Express 10 Gb/s port, two fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, up to eight possible USB 3.0 ports, up to five possible USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0 Fatal1ty mouse port, two Gigabit LAN ports supporting LAN teaming, 7.1 Sound with Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 3 and DTS Connect support, analog sound output over five jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, TPM connector, eight DDR4 slots with DRAM Frequency OC Presets for DDR4 overclocking, graphical interface for optimal control of the fans in UEFI setup, fan type detection and much more.
All in all this ASRock X99 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard is highly recommended not only for gamers. VR Glasses and larger PC monitors requires more and more power, providing this motherboard in abundance as well as the previously tested X99 Taichi Mainboard from ASRock.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All LGA 2011-3 motherboard reviews since 01.09.2016 are based on an Intel Core i7-6900K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, SiSoftware Sandra 2013, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.