According to latest rumors, Intel is planning to release their new Coffee Lake series of CPUs alongside the Z370 chipset during next month. According to the first leaks, Z370 motherboards appears to be very similar to Z270 motherboard, but beside this aspect Coffee Lake chips won’t work in the 7th generation platform.
Thanks to a leak on Videocardz, there are some pictures of upcoming ASUS Z370 motherboards:
The system is now complete! During the last days I have placed everything inside. Like I said before, the front panel now sports 3x120mm fans and three 5.25" bay chassis designed to fit up to five 3.5" SAS/SATA drives. Cooling wise, all the fans are wired to the NZXT Grid+ V2 which has been installed behind the motherboard.
I know that the cable management is far from being perfect but I need a quick access and I can't use cable ties everywhere like for a gaming rig. In addition, the HDD cables are way too long and pretty thick. Overall I think it's still quite good even because the Lian Li is huge and there is a lot of free space around.
Like I said before, I will remove all the 5.25" slots and add several 120mm fans. The bracket is ready and during next updates you will see it. To be honest the system is already running, but I have to do proper pictures and finish some details.
Meanwhile all the fans are here:
Since I don't want use any external fan controller, I will go with NZXT Grid V2 which is good. Maybe a couple of them In this way I will not have spaghetti cables on the front of the case, but I can keep everything inside and behind the motherboard. In addition, Cablemod shipped me several cables for my Seasonic PSU.
At the moment the system is creating the RAIDs and moving all the data from the old system. So I will not do any change untile everything is done. Last but not least I'm not even at home, so you will see more pics during next month.