A portion of the PCH heat sink comes off to reveal the primary slot, which, unlike the vertical slot at the top of the board, supports SATA mode in addition to the expected PCIe x4 mode. Also shown in this closeup are “3D Mounts,” meant for printable covers for which Asus hosts the models, two thermistor headers, the VROC interface (which enables software RAID for PCIe drives connected to the CPU), a header for a Thunderbolt upgrade card, and an AC97-style front-panel LED and switch section. The latter has four additional pins set to the right for PC Speaker and AT-style power LEDs. Also heer: three of the board’s seven four-pin fan headers, the solitary USB header, one of the two USB headers, a five-pin header for an Asus fan extension card (sold separately), an onboard power button, a Port 80 diagnostics display, a legacy serial COM port, and one of the two RGB headers.
Your character Alex leaves America for Italy. Perhaps a temporary adventure… but then again maybe not. We see a lot of young people today, like Alex, wishing to live and work overseas. Why the attraction to leave America for Italy or elsewhere? The attraction is the simple glamor of being in a place that is unlike our daily and oftentimes monotonous environment. We seek an escape from a life of working, working, working; to hopefully live a decent life. In Italy, we see how life can be fulfilling. Italians go to work too of course, but the work does not dictate their lives. They appreciate the quality of life – the food, the people, the surroundings, and the air. All of it makes Italy a desirable place to live.