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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [12.21.04]
Manufactured by: DFI

Lowest Price Finder: $168.50

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Hardware Goodies

The toys don't stop at being decorative; DFI also included some nice hardware goodies as well:

First is this ATA to SATA adapter, which effectively converts any ATA device to be used on a SATA bus. This includes hard drives and optical drives. In our testing, it did not slow down nor speed up either type of device, but if you want to go with an all-SATA system, this is the best way to do it at the moment (SATA optical devices are few and far between, and the ones that are out there simply have this same Silicon Image controller installed on the device itself).

Of course, the 875-T only has two open SATA ports, so if you're going to be using RAID, this will be of little use to you.

Finally, you get the Frontx adapter. I was never a big fan of Frontx ports, as they usually didn't offer many features over any good case. However the ports included in this kit are well suited for the Lanparty board:

From left to right, you have a FireWire port, a SATA port to be used with external SATA devices, a custom LED diagnostic panel, and an Optical digital input port. Thankfully, DFI included a black Frontx instead of BEIGE.

And thus concludes our tour of the accessories included in the Lanparty box. The 875-T sells for $168.50 at That actually not much more than most top-tier Socket 478 boards based on the 875P chipset. And when you compare it to other LGA 775 boards, which use 925x and 915P chipsets, the deal looks even sweeter.

So it has a nice bundle; let's check out the layout of the board itself:

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