I like to take the boards I review and Install them into a standard ATX case, so the user looking to make a potential purchase, can get a general feel if the layout is sufficient for their needs. Nothing sucks quite as bad as purchasing a motherboard, only to discover the port placement makes it impossible to install your hardware, or route your cables. This will be an ongoing feature of my reviews. I do not take to the time to perfectly route each wire, so it will not appear as clean as a meticulous enthusiast level build.
Shown here is just the board mounted in the case.
Next up the CPU is installed and cables attached. This is about the equivalent of a full system install with this board, if you choose to use the onboard IGP solution.
However, as you can see adding in a discrete graphics solution is an easy process. Even with a full complement of hardware installed, port access is still fairly wide open. No installation hassles were encountered.