This ASUS Motherboard Has Power Connectors on the Back for Better Cable Management

Cable management is one of the key challenges for DIYers when building a desktop PC. Even if all the wires are channeled perfectly, the power connectors often stand out as extremities. ASUS has devised a solution to this modern-age problem: connectors on the back:

As you can see, all the connectors, including the ATX connectors, SATA, and USB headers, have been placed on the backside. The addressable RGB headers are also at the back alongside an NVMe M.2 SSD slot.

The motherboard in question is the TUF GAMING B760M-BTF WIFI D4. This budget LGA1700 mobo is designed for the 12th and 13th Gen Core i5s and the non-K i7s. It has four DDR4 memory DIMMs supporting up to 128GB of memory clocked at up to 5,333MT/s (when overclocked).

The B760M-BTF features a PCIe Gen 4 x4 and a Gen 4 x1 slot with one PCIe Gen 5 x16 slot from the CPU. You get three M.2 slots, all powered by x4 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, two from the B760 chipset and one from the processor. In terms of connectivity, there’s a WiFi 6 chipset with support for Bluetooth 5.2.

The USB headers can be seen in the above image. You get two USB 3.2 ports, Gen 1 header, and Gen 2 Type C connector. On the back I/O, we see two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, one Gen 1 Type-C, and three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.


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