Abit AW9D Max socket 775 Motherboard

Installed - Lights

Extra Bling

I just had to put a note about installation and the extra "bling" that you get with the board.

abit have put backlight blue LED's on the board. These are adjustable for brightness in the BIOS and flash all of the time that the board is on. Certainly this is an excellent thing for those who have case windows and it add that extra special element into the board putting it above other boards. That is: IF you like blue!

Installed with my huge Scythe Infinity:

abit aw9d max installed

Installed in the case showing the lights:

abit aw9d max lights

These flash - seemingly at random: but it is a very nice visual feature to have, making your case look even better if you have a window

Let's see some SLI:

abit aw9d sli

Excuse the wiring in my Antec P80b - the board lends itself to a normally layed out ATX case rather than having the PSU at the bottom of the case.

One thing I will say is that the firewire positioning is quite far into the board and you have to stretch a wire across. This could be solved with an extension around the back of the motherboard...if you are of the ilk that hate untidy wiring (like me).

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Most Recent Comments

14-09-2006, 04:44:45

PV5150
There's nothing like competition from an established manufacturer, to cause HDD prices to fall; especially with relatively new, but evolving technology. What are your thoughts on WD's foray into the world of perpendicular recording? Let us know

Linky to the article here

14-09-2006, 06:16:37

FragTek
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be

14-09-2006, 06:22:01

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm surprised that Seagate didn't patent this technology! Looks good though, I wonder who the first to make a 2gb drive will be
I thought Hitachi were the ones who invented it??

14-09-2006, 06:31:11

FragTek
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate

14-09-2006, 07:48:04

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='FragTek'
I'm pretty sure it was Seagate
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development

14-09-2006, 10:34:51

Phnom_Penh
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Seagate were the first to get a drive out but I know Hitachi were heavily involved in the development
Nah, twas Toshiba who got a perp drive out first .

14-09-2006, 13:38:04

nathan
just like to mention i hate WD!

14-09-2006, 21:51:13

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
just like to mention i hate WD!
Why's that mate? WD make some insanely fast drives! Have you had a bad run with them?
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