NZXT N7 Z490 (Black)

Even if this is not the first motherboard launched by the NZXT brand, it will be for us a first evaluation of this type of product. Indeed, we are more used to testing boxes or cooling systems like the excellent NZXT Kraken X53 as well as the NZXT Kraken X73 . Today, we are therefore going to share with you our impressions of the NZXT N7 Z490 motherboard in black version .

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NZXT Introduces the N7 Z490

Today, accompanying the numerous reviews, NZXT introduced the N7 Z490 motherboard. This new motherboard is available in both black and white color schemes, offering a clean looking board to say the least. With a shroud covering the bulk of the board, this is an excellent option if you’re aiming for a truly seamless look. See more in the video below, or check out the reviews.

The N7 Z490 provides everything builders need to get the job done beautifully. With an integrated rear I/O and a streamlined board layout, the N7 Z490 simplifies the building process. With built-in digital RGB and fan controls, users can create fan curves or control RGB lighting from any manufacturer easily via NZXT CAM.

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NZXT N7 Z490

It’s not the first motherboard to offer a fully covered design. Other board makers from Asrock to Asus offer options with various levels of board cladding. But true to NZXT’s broader design ethos, the N7 Z490 is perhaps the cleanest and least cluttered currently available.

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NZXT N7 Z490

The N7 is a series of Intel motherboards from the U.S.-based PC hardware maker and pre-build supplier. The latest iteration is version 3, rocking Intel’s latest Z490 chipset. Unfortunately, for NZXT, breaking into the motherboard market isn’t easy, and the first two boards (Z370 and Z390 chipsets) weren’t received well. So, how does the Z490 hold up? Is it one of the best motherboards?

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NZXT N7 Z490

It’s pretty well equipped, offering just enough features for your typical PC build. However, we’re a little unsure why it only has Gen 3.0 PCIe, not Gen 4.0, so it’s not quite future proof for some upcoming Intel CPUs. However, beyond that, there’s the usual mixture of USB headers, a pair of M.2 mounts, addressable and 4-pin RGB headers, etc. 

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NZXT N7 Z490

It’s been nearly two years to the day since NZXT last released a motherboard, which was the Z370 N7. NZXT initially used ECS as its motherboard OEM, but has opted to use ASRock this time round for a new N7 model. This has the same N7 infused armor, albeit using a combined metal and plastic instead of just metal which does reduce the overall cost.

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NZXT N7 Z490

The NZXT N7 Z490 has what you need to build a solid Z490 rig at a reasonable price. The VRMs are more than capable, and for the most part performance landed in line with competition. If you like the shroud-covered look or want to go all-in on NZXT’s ecosystem, the N7 Z490 is a good option at $229.99.

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