Taking us into the final weeks of the summer, we have a new giveaway courtesy of the always awesome Supermicro. The company has sent our community team one of their Z390 ATX motherboards, the SuperO C9Z390-CGW, and one lucky reader is going to win it. So if you’re angling to build a new gaming system around one of Intel’s Socket 1151 9th Gen Core CPUs, then this may be just the part you need to get started.

The C9Z390-CGW is a premium version of Supermicro’s well-regarded ATX sized C9Z390-CG, taking the important elements from that board while adding some additional features. There are a pair of full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot with steel slot reinforcement, as well as an unreinforced PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and a trio of x1 slots. The board also includes two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, placed above and below the x16 slots respectively. Also included are the usual six SATA ports, which are angled towards the front of the board.

Supermicro C9Z390-CGW ATX Motherboard
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Price $290
Size ATX
CPU Interface LGA1151
Chipset Intel Z390
Memory Slots (DDR4) Four DDR4
Supporting 128 GB
Up to DDR4-3866
Video Outputs 1 x HDMI 1.4b
2 x DisplayPort 1.2
Network Connectivity Intel I219-V Gigabit
Aquantia AQC107 10G
Dual Band 802.11ac + BT 5.0
Onboard Audio Realtek ALC1220
PCIe Slots for Graphics (from CPU) 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
Onboard SATA 6 x
Onboard M.2 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) 3 x Type-A Rear Panel
1 x Type-C Rear Panel
1 x Type-C Header
USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) 2 x Type-A Rear Panel
2 x Type-A Header
RGB 2 x 12v
Power Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8pin CPU

Controller-wise the board is using a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec to power the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output on the rear, an Intel I219V Gigabit controller for the GigE LAN port, and a dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking adapter is also included. Unique to this board as a premium feature is a 10GigE controller in the form of Aquantia's popular AQC107 controller, feeding the board's high-speed Ethernet port. The rest of the rear panel is comprised of three USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a PS/2 combo port, and a trio of display outputs consisting of two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs and an HDMI 1.4b port.

The gaming-focused board also includes a pair of 12v headers for RGB lighting. The motherboard itself is also equipped with RGB LEDs, offering numerous lighting options. Control is provided via SuperMicro's SUPERO Booster software.

The giveaway is running through September 6th and is open to all US residents (sorry, ROW!). You can enter below, and you can find more details (and the full discussion) about the giveaway over on the AnandTech Forums.

AnandTech Supermicro Giveaway

Source: AnandTech Forums

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  • zachj - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    I'm sure supermicro itself is defining the giveaway but seriously: STOP EXPECTING PEOPLE TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA. Anyone still using Facebook in 2019 has their head in the sand when it comes to their own privacy.
  • auralcircuitry - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    That's a beast! Been following since 2002 would love to win something
  • denywinarto - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Buggy motherboard, had this for a nas server thinking it was good quality but it keeps crashing, replaced it with msi z390 and the problem was gone..
    Supero =/= supermicro quality
  • Andy Chow - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - link

    Really? That's a shame. Board looks nice. Dual DP is a rare feature which I'd like to see more often (true DP, not mini-DP, since I can't even find cables that are mini-DP to full-DP).
  • Badelhas - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Ryan: if it's a US only giveaway why don't you block the entries from the others countries?!
  • SanX - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    This is pure scam with the chance one per 1000000 as you need to visit manufacturer's global sites like Facebook where your chances get diluted because they collect the info about all wishing to get giveaway in the US or entire world, not just Anandtech readers.
  • AshlayW - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Wouldn't build an Intel pc even if I got it for free. xD. For the price of the 9900K alone, I could get a b450 and 3700X and have similar Performance, much higher efficiency and an upgrade path.

    You couldn't even give these away lol.
  • CaedenV - Monday, August 26, 2019 - link

    oh man! Hope to win this!
    Looking to upgrade my PC this fall, and looking to add a little 10-gig goodness to my network next spring... this would help with both! Not to mention it would save me money on a mobo and the extra cost of PCIe4x4 SSD which will focus more money towards a better CPU

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