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By: Carl Nelson [03.31.05]
Manufactured by: DFI 

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Board Layout Continued

The rear panel is sheer joy; gone are most legacy ports such as the LPT and COM ports. Instead, you get a total of SIX USB 2.0 ports on the back - nice! I personally use all six of the ports on my personal rig, which is based on the Lanparty 925X board.

Digital in and outputs are also provide, by way of digital coax connections. You know how I like these connectors; mostly because you can use any standard video coaxial cable instead of having to shop for a new cable (since most motherboard makers don't bother to include digital audio cables anyway).

Overall, this is a superb layout, with only minor things to complain about. DFI stands by their "Lanparty" name in this case.

The Bundle

If you're expecting a ridiculous amount of toys and gadgets bundled with this Lanparty, you're going to be disappointed. Since it is a "UT" version, it only includes the 'usual' assortment of bundled cables, etc. This keeps the price down to the point where it is similar to other NF4 Ultra boards, however.

DFI has done a good job of including quality cables in the past; I really liked the translucent orange cables included in the first 875 boards we reviewed.

Unfortunately, these ones aren't nearly as nice. In fact, I'd say they are down right ugly. Fugly in fact. They do match the rest of the board though, and light up brightly when lit up with UV light (tweak fun!). The floppy cable is way too long, and none of them can be folded well; if anything they will be more messy than standard ribbon cables.

The SATA cables are VERY cool though! I was really getting bored of the red cabled everyone was included, but these bright yellow ones are ultra cool! They also light up very well under UV light.

And that's all there is to say for the bundle - I told you not to get your hopes up! ;)

Now let's see how the CMOS looks:

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