Date: January 14th, 2004
Article by: Roger (Hardware
Product was donated by: Albatron
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The board and all of its goodies are shipped in a fairly
reflective (read: hard to photograph with a flash) box. The contents
are well packed, with a cardboard separator protecting the motherboard.
She'll be safe in transit if you are ordering via the net.
As you can clearly see, quite a bit comes bundled in this
box. We'll go through them all one at a time.
First up we have our back brackets. In today's USB powered
day and age, you can never have enough ports. The motherboard has two
on its back panel, and this bracket tacks on another four. It connects
to the motherboard easily via the yellow connectors that you see in
the photo. You don't have to fiddle with individual pins, which is always
nice. All USB ports support both 2.0 as well as older 1.1 devices.
Next, we have a Firewire bracket. There are not nearly
as many Firewire devices available, and so two ports are more than enough.
The last back bracket is the S/PDIF audio I/O. From here
you can plug in your standard or digital speakers. There is also a mic
and headphones jack for all the SOCOM players out there.