Date: August 27th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Abit
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For around US$175-$190 you will receive...
One thing I do have to mention is Abit's care in packaging.
Everything is neatly tucked into sectioned folders and boxes.
In one folder, you will receive the usual manuals, driver
CD and floppies and I/O shield plate. The manuals are easy to use, clear
and concise and if you need a quick jumper reference, Abit has included
a jumper configuration sheet to get things up and running in no time.
The second box contains all the connectors and cables for
the IDE and SATA harddrives and a rear USB 2.0 connector hub.
One interesting little addition which is the first difference
between the IC7 and the IC7-G was this standard IDE to SATA convertor
you could use if you fill up the IDE channels. Having a value of US$25
to purchase it alone in a store, I found it to be a great addition for
anyone out there that has to have a boat load of hard drives installed
and doesn't have enough standard IDE connectors.
Sometimes I get all caught up in the toy boxes that I forget
about the reason you are reading this review. Mmmmm, Dead Sexy!