nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +


A completely different clientele is trying to cover the EP-8RDA + from EPoX. In addition to the concentrated features of the A7N8X Deluxe, this board appeals to the more modest customers and thus opposes the A7N8X in the 'LowCost' version. However, this modesty should not be reflected in the speed, stability or overclocking capabilities. Let's take a look at the scope of delivery for now.


Scope of delivery

The scope of delivery of the 8RDA + corresponds to the usual standard. In addition to a UDMA and a floppy cable, three slot brackets enable the use of two FireWire ports, the game port and two further USB 2.0 connections. In order to make every housing fit for the soldered connections of the mainboard, the matching ATX cover is included in the box. If the buyer can speak English, three manuals are helpful to help. The well-known brief instructions, which clarify the most important steps for commissioning the 8RDA + in German, are also included. A third booklet takes on the explanation of the new EPoX tool 'Magic Flash', with which it is finally possible to flash the BIOS under Windows in the old 'Asus Update' manner. A cover for the S/PDIF is unfortunately not included with the mainboard - this must be purchased separately and then enables the output of the Dolby Digital 5.1 stream of the nForce 2.

  • EP-8RDA +
  • EIDE cable
  • Floppy cable
  • Manual/Magic Flash/quick guide
  • Gameport cover
  • USB 2.0 cover
  • FireWire cover (2x 6-pin)
  • ATX cover
  • Driver CD
USB cover
FireWire cover
EIDE cable

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