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M8 Series (Z97)
The 2nd Gen M8 gaming barebone with SFX 600W 80 Plus Gold PSU

  1. M8 is sold as a barebone system, which only includes a chassis, power supply, mini-ITX motherboard, fans, slot-in DVD-RW and SD 3.0
  2. Intel® Z97 Motherboard Inside
  3. Supports 5th, New 4th and 4th Gen Intel® Core Processors
  4. A-Command with G-sensor integrated
  5. Creative SoundCore 3D 7.1 CH HD Audio with Nichicon Fine Gold Audio Caps
  6. 2T2R WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  7. SFX 600W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
  8. XSplit 3 Months Premium License
  9. ASRock Cloud, ASRock Key Master
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.

Youtube Live Demo

ASRock girl teaches you how to install your M8
New Product: M8 Gaming PC
ASRock M8 Meets NVIDIA GTX 980

Awards

Features




A : Power Supply Unit
B : Standard Mini-ITX Motherboard
C : Standard PCIe x16 VGA card Holder
D : Hard Disk Drive Tray
E : ODD + 2.5” SSD/HDD Tray
Standard Mini-ITX Case for Endless Upgrade Options
M8 is not your typical gaming rig, it has everything packed within a standard mini-ITX sized case with advanced flexibility for future upgrades. Gamers may customize their own gaming machine, including the PCIe x16 graphics card, mini-ITX motherboard, CPU, memory, 1 set of 3.5" hard drive or 4 sets of 2.5" solid state drives and even other components.

Streamline Build with
Aluminum Alloy

Robustly built with 2.5mm of aluminum alloy, the chassis exudes the elegance of simplicity, meanwhile the red and black color scheme screams out hardcore gaming.

Magnetic Case Design
Employing grade N48 magnets to hold the case together, this innovative design makes it easier for users to quickly disassemble or assemble the chassis.

Plus an uniquely designed set of keys to ensure all of the components are sitting safely inside the chassis.


Handles for Portability
Sturdy aluminum handles on both sides of the case for advanced portability.

Creative Front Panel Design
A cunningly designed hidden front panel which includes a 4 in 1 card reader (SD3.0 / MMC / MS / MS PRO) plus microphone and headphone jacks.

Intensive Heat Dissipation Mechanisms
For the system to remain cool while gaming, there's a total of 4 quiet built in chassis fans that suck in cold air and pump out the heat simultaneously.
A multipurpose controller with an OLED display panel and integrated G-Sensor adds more convenience for users to tune or check the system’s status.


Main

After the logo appears for ten seconds, the screen shows the date and time. The display will go off if you leave it idle for five minutes.


Volume

Increase/decrease the volume level by turning the knob right/left.


Mode

Toggle among three power management modes: Eco, Standard or Speed.


Info

Toggle among various types of critical information to check the system’s status. The OLED screen shows the CPU frequency, CPU usage, LAN usage, or APM data.


Light

Turn on/off the light in the case, or enable Good Night LED.


Time

Turn the time on/off. If this option is set to on, the M8 Logo / Date and Time screens are available. If this option is set to off, the M8 Logo / Date and Time screens are hidden.


SFX 600W PSU
This upgraded M8 is equipped with a SFX 600W 80 PLUS Gold power supply for supporting high-end graphics cards like AMD R9 290X, NVIDIA® TITAN and NVIDIA® GTX780Ti.

Orbweb ME
Your Personal Cloud, Easy and Always Connects

ASRock Cloud* technology makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly and supports multi devices for accessing File Explorer cloud service simultaneously! We offer a one-year subscription to Orbweb.ME Professional version, a personal cloud service which is $49.99 per year. It allows you to get connected with your PC's files, music, photos, and video clips remotely with tablets anytime, anywhere. Plus an additional one-month upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate package with Remote Desktop function is also available. Now, download Orbweb Me Host, enter ASRock Cloud promotion code "ASROCK", ASRock's users are allowed to enjoy all services above.

[How to install promotion code]

Personal Cloud for Everyone

Cloud service should be simple and personal. Don't take time to upload the files to the public cloud again. Stop spending money on setting up another NAS device you don't know. Orbweb ME's file browser is your solution to zero adaption, managing your folders and files in the cloud. Accessing and exchanging files instantly among all of your PC and storages. All your folders and files are sitting just where you know they are.


Media Library and Streaming

Orbweb Personal's media library takes care of your media content. Organize all your photos, videos and music across your PCs and online storages. Diverse, intuitive and smart sorting help finding desired movies in few clicks. Progressive streaming lets you enjoy your music collection almost no download time. Web browser based and mobile app portal keep you connected in any device any time.


Access File Explorer From Multiple Devices

Orbweb ME allows you to access your own personal File Explorer from multiple devices, bringing your tablets, laptops and PC together. Forgot an important file in your computer at home which you need for the next meeting? Another hard day hiding in the office bathroom, missing your massive collection of funny videos and music clips? You can get it all by connecting your tablets or laptops to access File Explorer and immerse into the paradise in few seconds.


Remote Desktop Anywhere

Laying in the bedroom or sitting in the office, tablet in your hands just becomes smarter. Pick up any work sheet left in office or start any application from you home PC. Orbweb ME's remote desktop not only mobilized your PC but also empower your tablet. No matter the device, No matter the location, Orbweb ME always keeps your PC by you.
* Remote Desktop comes with the Ultimate package which is only free for the first month.



Wake On WAN

The latest technology that WOWs you with the ability to wake up your PC remotely over the internet. Turn your PC on/off only when you need to. Keep your PC healthy and save energy at the same time.
* Apply on certain motherboards with wake on wan support

* Orbweb ME is provided by Kloudian Systems Inc. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by Kloudian Systems Inc. without prior notice. Please visit the website for further details : http://www.asrock.com/feature/cloud/index.html

2T2R
802.11ac WiFi
+ Bluetooth v4.0
No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That's why this motherboard comes with an exclusive 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi (5G WiFi) module that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0. Experience up to 289% speed boost compared to your old WiFi!
Creative
Sound Core3D
The onboard Creative SoundCore 3D quad-core sound and voice processor supports various technologies such as SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, EAX 1.0 to 5.0. It also comes with ASRock Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA) for up to 600 ohm high-end headsets, bringing truly immersive audio experiences to your ears.

Quad Core Audio Processor (DSP) - Improves System Performance
• Independent audio processing capability and zero-waste of CPU utilization
• Capable of both time and frequency domain audio processing
• Advanced modes optimized for hardware acceleration

Scout Mode™ - Hear the enemy before they hear you
Scout Mode™ technology is a proprietary technology that allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.

Premium Headset Amplifier (PHA)
For serious gamers and enthusiasts who cannot tolerate mediocre audio, PHA (Premium Headset Amplifier) provides wider bandwidth, higher slew rate with lower noise and distortion. It also supports up to 250 Ohm high-end headsets, which delivers crisper audio into the users ears.
Note: PHA is only supported with front audio.

Nichicon Fine Gold Audio Caps
ASRock applied Nichicon Fine Gold Series audio capacitors that every audiophile has been longing for on a PC! Compared with traditional solid caps, the leakage current of Nichicon audio caps is merely 10uA. This is the key to reduce noise level significantly and satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles.
Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps
Supreme 12K platinum capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.

* Tested under industry standard 105 degree Celsius ambient temperature.


XSplit
XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting, live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more fun. XSplit Gamecaster is a simplified version of XSplit Broadcaster. We’re giving XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster 3-month premium license bundle for FREE! A US$ 24.95 value! (www.xsplit.com/redeem)

Broadcast PlatformBroadcast SoftwareBroadcasting!


* XSplit is provided by SplitmediaLabs, Ltd. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by SplitmediaLabs, Ltd. without prior notice. Please visit the website for further details : http://www.asrock.com/microsite/Fatal1ty/
Key Master
Key Master consists of two major features, Sniper Key and Macro Key. It enhances your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper modes, key repeat rates and repeat delay.
Sniper Key
Use Sniper Key to shift the mouse speed when you're in sniper mode, it will greatly sharpen your accuracy.
Without Sniper Key
With Sniper Key
Mouse
Track
Macro Key
Tired of those repetitive keystrokes? Create your own set of keyboard hotkeys and macros with Macro Key to save the trouble.
APP Shop

ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock APP Shop.



ASRock APP Shop is the only all-in-one software package that delivers you the most practical PC apps and tools, in one integrated interface – from ASRock exclusive tools to the most update-to-date options of the latest technology.
Orbweb ME :
Get Connected with ASRock Cloud Anytime, Anywhere
App Charger :
Fast Charge & Charge Anytime
Google Chrome :
Better Browsing with Google Options
XFast LAN :
Your Smartest Internet Access Manager

A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)

This product supports HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) which is an interface standard for transferring uncompressed video data and delivering multi-channel audio through a single cable. Both video and audio data signals transferred through the HDMI™ interface are digital without being converted into analog, therefore it delivers the richest pictures and the most realistic sounds.
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The picture of the user interface above is a sample for reference. The actual user interface may vary due to updated software versions.