No, you’re not seeing things. That motherboard above is indeed a gold plated, Z77 motherboard made by ECS. And though it looks too blingy to actually be used in a gaming rig, thee’s a method to the madness – gold plated electronic parts do not oxidize in air and its conductivity stays consistent over time. ECS says that their golden board features triple-thickness gold plated connectors that won’t wear out after extensive component upgrades. This particular model has features like ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI graphics support with next generation PCI Express 3.0 ,QoolTech IV visible temperature technology to protect your valuable PC components, and support for the fastest 3rd generation Intel Core processors.
The Z77H2-AX has three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, so you can go wild if you ever decide to slap on an enormous number of videocards in your future rig. The Z77H2-AX also incorporates the Mini PCIe feature that provides mini SATA or mini PCIe interface in order to support Intel Smart Response / Intel Smart Connect / Intel Rapid Start technologies, enabling better power saving as well as system longevity with greater responsiveness. The Z77H2-AX is also equipped with an eSATA x2 (6Gb) and SATA x6 (6Gb/s x4 + 3Gb/s x2), which means that it’s able to handle large amounts of storage with greater speed. The board also allows users to enjoy Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Gigabit LAN and offers multiple USB 3.0 slots.
ECS says that this board should now be hitting stores worldwide, and each purchase is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by the Director of Research and Development of ECS. We have no idea what the price will be for one of these things will be once it hits the Philippines, but you can be sure it’s definitely not going to be cheap.
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