Designed with 19 PCIe slots and three zoned ATX12V power connectors that allow users to run up to 19 NVIDIA or AMD GPUs in parallel to help max out megahash rates, the B250 Mining Expert LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS is designed for cryptocurrency mining. Its 19 PCIe slots are grouped into three distinct zones, each of which is powered by a dedicated 24-pin ATX12V power connector. The Mining Expert supports 7th & 6th Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, and the Intel B250 chipset. While it is compatible with Windows 10 and 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 supports 7th & 6th Generation processors, and Windows 7 only supports 6th Generation processors.
The ATX form factor of the Mining Expert can support up to 32GB of RAM over two 288-pin DIMM slots that can each hold 16GB of DDR4 non-ECC unbuffered memory. When equipped with a 7th Generation processor, memory speeds are supported up to 2400 MHz, while 6th Generation processors only support memory speeds up to 2133 MHz.
The Mining Expert has a total of four SATA III 6 Gb/s ports for data storage, plus four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, two PS/2 ports, one HDMI port, and three 3.5mm audio jacks, all located at the rear, as well as two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one COM port, one S/PDIF out header, and one front panel audio connector, all located mid-board. Other features include an Intel I219V Gigabit LAN port for network connectivity. Included is an I/O shield and two SATA III 6 Gb/s cables. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.