ECS showed off X79R-AX high-end X79 based LGA2011 motherboard; its based on same concept as ASUS TUF series motherboards. All the critical components are covered by a shroud and only key parts like memory slots, PCI slots and CPU socket are open. ECS isn’t using perforated shroud or active cooling for motherboard like ASUS; they are designed vents along the edges of the motherboard for cooling. In terms of features, it’ll be similar to X79R-AX Black Series motherboard. ECS is planning to launch it soon.