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Well it would seem that wait is over.
In this review we will be looking at the new MicroATX motherboard from DFI called the P45 T2RS LanParty Jr. This motherboard is a perfect blend between the enthusiast power we have come to expect from DFI and the practicality found in the smaller MicroATX hardware offerings.
Here is a quick rundown of what comes with the DFI P45 T2RS LanParty Jr
- 6 SATA ports all supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and RAID 5 configurations.
- A JMicron JMB368 PCI Express to PATA controller for IDE support.
- Onboard is a Realtek ALC885 with 8 channel audio output including Optical and coaxial RCA S/PDIF outputs.
- 12 USB ports, 6 on the I/O panel, and 6 more available thru motherboard headers.
The first thing I noticed was the new Smart Connectors featured on the front of the box. These are very handy little units allowing you too plug in the front panel accessories without fighting in the inside of a cramped case. You simply attach the leads to the adapter then slide it onto the header on the board.