NZXT N7 B650E
Published: 28th February 2023 | Source: NZXT | Price: £309.98 |
NZXT packaging has always been masterful in its simplicity. No strings of technology badges, no unexpected colouring. Product photo, model number, move on.
If you've ever seen a NZXT N7 motherboard then the design of the B650E will be very familiar. All the NZXT hallmarks are there; full cover design with dots and a contrasting VRM heatsink.
The 90A power phases have a symmetry that is very pleasing and works well in conjunction with the dots. Of course the main event on the N7 is the combination of AM5 socket supporting the latest 7000 series Ryzen processors, and DDR5 support.
The lower half continues the "white cover" theme - we'll show you it naked in a moment - keeping your M.2 drives hidden whilst also providing a heatspreader.
Power is provided by a 8+4 pin 12V ATX arrangement, and our fingers are grateful that the heatsink design allows us to plug things in without requiring us to gouge chunks of skin out on any sharp edges.
Most manufacturers have their own lighting ecosystem and NZXT is no exception. However, rather than need to make a mish-mash of various connection types they run everything from their CAM software, allowing you to run a Kraken AIO with the minimum of fuss.
If the CPU fan and AIO header weren't enough for you then the top right of the B650E N7 has another couple of fan headers.