++++ You can buy the ASRock X99 TAICHI/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 270 Euro (09/2016). It is in the midrange price segment of the Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboards.
The ASRock X99 Taichi LGA 2011-3 DDR4 motherboard has not only a stylish design, but convinced especially with an excellent high-end equipment, innovative features, and extensive possibilities for overclocking of the latest Intel LGA 2011-3 CPU generations.
As standard features, the X99 Taichi mainboard has a total of five PCI Express slots, ten SATA3 ports, a shared SATA Express 10 Gb/s port, two Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, up to five possible USB 3.0 ports, up to seven possible USB 2.0 ports, two 1 Gigabit LAN ports, 7.1 Purity Sound 3 with 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 the ASRock X99 Taichi motherboard is highly recommended alike for allrounder and enthusiasts in gaming area. Especially in Virtual Reality applications or larger PC monitors with finer resolution, you can have never enough performance, providing this motherboard in abundance.
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.