There is a total of seven fan header on the Maximus VIII Gene which is more than enough, to provide a well equipped mATX system with fresh air. The fan header are located around the CPU socket as spread over the motherboard. ASUS decided to use 4-pin PWM headers in all seven cases. Therefore it is possible to adjust rotation speed in the BIOS or in Windows. One of the headers is marked "W-Pump", which offers a greater control range in order to better adjust pump speeds of all-in-one water pumps.
Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel ASUS equipped the Maximus VIII Gene with a PS/2 port, seven USB 3.1 Type-A ports and one Type-C port, one gigabit ethernet port, an HDMI and a DisplayPort connector as well as an optical out and an analogue audio panel. Furtheremore you'll find also a clear CMOS button and a ROG Connect switch.
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