LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. The IC7-G doesn’t glow in the dark or come packaged with the kitchen sink, but it does deliver a smart array of integrated peripherals, a robust BIOS, and the promise of blistering performance. Log in Don’t have an account? I may try getting it replaced by NewEgg but I don’t suppose it’ll help. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! ABIT thinks that in providing localised heat removal, on top of MOSFET heatsinks, for the components most under strain as the board is pushed to the ragged limit will aid in providing higher overclocks than a non-OTES-cooled motherboard. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

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T HE LAST FEW motherboards I’ve reviewed have been packed with all sorts of extravagant extras that add a lot of value to the complete package, but don’t do much for the boards themselves. Customize The Tech Report The board has everything an enthusiast might need, but doesn’t include more frivolous extras that the vast majority of users may never actually use.

ABIT IC7-MAX3 – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i875P

That’s an awful lot of potential bandwidth riding on the PCI bus. What was the best tech product of ?

Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing For the number of slots, chips, and components present on the board, the IC7-G’s layout is actually quite spacious.

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This will cause users to drop the top drive bay for the 2nd or 3rd bay, making the front of your case look quite ridiculous. The board’s main power plug is a little farther down the board than I’d like to see, but at least the auxiliary plug is near the top edge and away from the socket.

I wasn’t concerned, bad driver I thought. In fact the IC7 lacks onboard Ethernet altogether.

I don’t have a case window, and I’m not the type to choose PC components based on cosmetic appearance, but the IC7-G doesn’t need to be this ugly. Attention is almost immediately focussed on the unusual-looking addition to the right of the CPU socket. ABIT thinks that in providing localised heat removal, on top of MOSFET heatsinks, for the components most under strain as the board is pushed to the ragged limit will aid in providing higher overclocks than a non-OTES-cooled motherboard.

This is one of the more glaring losses, as there are more and more users connecting to broadband services by the second. Now it won’t run more than an hour without BSOD. Thankfully this will be replaced with a quieter unit in the near future.

The biggest difference is in Serial ATA support. Motherboards Previous page Next page. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Abit’s inclusion of an AGP Pro slot on the IC7-G should attract graphics professionals looking to run workstation-class graphics cards, but it does sacrifice the board’s suitability for LAN gaming a little.

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FireWire connectivity, in the form of a Texas Instruments controller and 3 ports, sits to the left. Will gamers, enthusiasts, and workstation users find value in the IC7-G beyond its relatively barren bundle? About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. On a more serio Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. I’m thinking about getting a board instead.

Abit’s IC7-G motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

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As if that weren’t enough, Abit peppers the IC7-G with an array of blue, turquoise, and purple components that even I know clash with the brown backdrop. Unfortunately, Abit has abandoned the reddish-orange dye for the IC7-G and gone with a rather hideous shade of brown.

Thankfully, the fan i7 barely noticeable above the general noise emitted by the PC.

Appearances can be deceiving, though. Steam names the best-selling games of That gives the PC a cleaner look and keeps cabling out of the way of fans’ airflow.

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