ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review :: Setup and Bundle

05-08-2005 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review Wire Connections

Wire Connections


One thing that is nice about Asus motherboards in general is the fact that all the silk-screened lettering on the boards is easy to read by the naked eye, making connecting the various system wires a much simpler affair and cutting down setup times. RTFM is always the golden rule when building a system or changing out a board so be sure to read the manual before taking on this task as it helps in familiarizing yourself with the intricacies of the board . Asus included a well-documented manual that explains where the various connections are and their purpose on the board as to help you along in getting up and going quicker. We were able to get up and going with relative ease in major part to the fact that we have already become familiar with the board from working with it on previous projects. All the electrical connections are set in places that do not cause problems in the installation process.


ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review EZ Plug

EZ Plug

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review 4-Pin 12v

4-Pin 12v


Asus is never one to skimp when it comes to what is included in their retail package and the A8N Deluxe is no exception to the rule as it comes with everything you need to hook up anything the board supports. Make sure and have the necessary drivers on a floppy disc if you plan to use rather of the SATA controllers, as you will need them when installing or using Windows XP. Hit the F6 key when prompted on the screen and then when prompted again to specify drivers hit the S key and select the proper drivers, This will enable the Windows loader executive to find your drives and allow the continuation of Windows installation process. If you do not do this properly, the Windows installer will never recognize your SATA drives and you will just spin your wheels until you get it right. Setting up your surround sound speakers is very easily attainable as the Realtek GUI offers the user options like Jack-Sensing that allows the user to hook up their speaker system to the audio I/O ports and then a prompter shows how and where to hook them up correctly, or change the configuration to their own design. You can also change the audio settings via the ten-band EQ to custom tailor your sound environment as well as turn your system into a karaoke machine if you so desire.


ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review


ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review


ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review


ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard Review

Box Content

  • Motherboard
  • SLI connector
  • 1 x 1-port IEEE1394 module
  • 1 x SLI retention bracket
  • 8 x Serial ATA cables
  • 1 x SATA Extension module for external devices
  • 4 x 2-port SATA power cable
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 / Game module
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 module
  • 1 x COM Port module
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 1 x IDE cable
  • 1 x FDD cable
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • User's manual
  • Instant Music
  • Setting Sticker
  • WinDVD Suite