Date: March 10th, 2004
Article by: Roger (Hardware
Product was donated by: VIA
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The box, as you would expect, is very small. You'd never
think you're holding a motherboard in your hand. The contents are very
well packed, and I would not worry about shipping.
All of these contents are crammed into that box. You get
the board, an ATA 33/66/100 HD ribbon cable, a floppy ribbon cable,
an I/O back cover, a combo module (2 port USB 2.0 and 2 port IEEE1394),
a user manual and a driver utilities CD.
Here is the board. To get an idea of the board's size,
look at the DIMM slot located on the left side between the IDE ports
and the heatsinks. Now get a stick of RAM out and hold it in your hand.
That should help you visualize just how small this board is.
The inclusion of both USB and Firewire on the back bracket
is fantastic for those using this board for an HTPC. When you're looking
at digital camcorders and the likes, most still connect to your PC via
Let's jump right into it, then.