Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review :: The Retail Bundle

03-05-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Package Contents

  • ABIT AN8 32X motherboard
  • 2 port USB 2.0/2 port Firewire Bracket
  • 6 SATA cables
  • 3 SATA power cables
  • Driver CD
  • ABIT uGURU User's Manual
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • NVRAID 64-bit Driver Disk
  • NVRAID Driver Disk
  • Silicon Image 3132 RAID Driver Disk
  • SLI Bridge
  • SLI Bracket
  • IDE Cable
  • Floppy Drive Cable
  • I/O Back Plate

The hardware bundle ABIT includes is extensive. There are 6 SATA cables, one for each port on the motherboard. Also present is a IDE cable for a DVD-ROM and a floppy drive cable for the floppy drive. A 2 USB 2.0 port/2 Firewire port bracket is included to bring the total to 6 USB 2.0 ports and 3 Firewire ports. The SLI Bridge is put between the two NVIDIA cards to enable SLI and the Bracket is there to hold in between the cards in the case.

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review Bundle boxes

Bundle boxes

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review Hardware bundle 2

Hardware bundle 2

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review SLI Bridge

SLI Bridge

The software bundle is extensive on the ABIT AN8 32x board. ABIT decided to include 3 floppy disks with a disk for the included SATA controllers. One is for the NVIDIA controller for Windows XP 64-bit, one is for the 32-bit Windows and the other is for the Silicon Image Sil3132 controller. ABIT decided to include the standard drivers and the uGURU utility on the Driver CD.

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review Software Bundle

Software Bundle

Abit AN8 32X Motherboard Review Instruction manual

Instruction manual

ABIT did not include any additional software with their motherboard. Most motherboards come with an antivirus or hard disk drive partitioning software. ABIT did not. I would have preferred Norton's Internet Security to be included with the motherboard, but every manufacturer is different.