Package and Contents
As always we first look at the box as well as what Foxconn puts in it. The front of the box is rather plain in design. Foxconn have used the nVidia green and black colour scheme.
The back of the box doesn't give a whole lot more info than the front. There are a few brief explanations of the features that the nForce chipset supports as well as info on SLI, but no great relevant info on the board or its features, so make sure you research before buying.
In the way of documentation, Foxconn doesn't give much at all here either. Only a quick installation pamphlet is included with location of the onboard headers, front panel connectors and basic layout features. If you want a detailed manual, you must access the PDF file on the CD that is provided.
Foxconn provides a reasonable cable bundle. There are a total of 5 (out of the total 6 ports on the board) SATA data cables as well as a couple SATA power converters with three drives per splitter in case your power supply doesn't support the full amount of drives.
As for the cables for the parallel devices, there is a single rounded IDE cable with two drives supported and a FDD with a single drive support is included, which is perfect match for the board. We would like to see e.SATA cables provided now should you get an enclosure that doesn't supply these in the e.SATA drive package.
There are a total of three PCI expansion cover ports supplied. There is a single COM port that plugs into a green header behind the audio ports, 4 port USB 2.0 header and a single Firewire port header.
Last on the accessories is the SLI bridge connector that you need to use for hardware based SLI. Since the graphics cards are placed quite a distance apart you need to use this longer bridge then previous SLI motherboard configurations.
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