ABIT AL8 Review

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The AL8 comes in a typical ABIT motherboard box. On the sticker it says something with "Devastating Performance Augment" .. uh.. yes .. whatever that is..

On the backside you get a quick look at the motherboard and its features.

ABIT's internal packaging is very clean and organized. In two seperate cardboard boxes you will find manual, drivers and cabling accessories.

Under these two boxes the motherboard is stored safely, look at how the cardboard makes sure that the motherboard can not move in the package.


You will receive:
  • Motherboard
  • Users Manual, Quick Installation Guide, CPU Installation Guide
  • 1x IDE Cable, 1x Floppy Cable, 4x SATA Cable, 1x Dual-SATA Power Adapter
  • IO Shield
  • Driver CD, SATA Driver Floppy Disks
  • Front Panel USB Port
Even though the board is geared more towards value, the included package feels quite complete. It seems ABIT clearly favours SATA nowadays, the non-rounded IDE cable seems to be for CD-ROM, the SATA cables for HDDs.
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