Show Me The Goods
The features that make this board can’t be ignored. Check out our finely crafted summation below:
Intel clearly knows what people want, and designs motherboards that aren’t utterly disheveled and playing a game of twister with each other. That’s right. Components play twister. You all know what that means. The DX48BT2 is another one of Intel’s well designed products in the desktop board line. The board is laid out with precision and accuracy, not leaving any empty space for even the slightest dimwitted placement. They used high profile components that surprisingly don’t interfere with anything, whereas some manufacturers have to result in using lower profile components around the Northbridge (NB). The CPU cooler is held to the board using the standard 4-hole LGA775 method, and the chipset of the NB is located to the left away from any protruding components that can have an effect.
The onboard memory slots, which support DDR3 memory modules (Up to 4 gigs for DDR3 1600 memory clock), trail below the CPU socket and Northbridge chipset to provide for a nice coupling area and minimize strife. The slots are 2-by-2 set configuration, and are pretty awesome colors: blue and black. Hold your breath, quick! This board also supports PCI Express 2.0 Dual x16 graphics to explode performance in extreme applications. Moreover, it supports ATI Crossfire technology, and also any Nvidia card. Slight downside for you lovers of green out there: no SLI. But this is obvious given the chipset isn’t Nvidia. Directly below the lower set of DIMM slots are the ATA/S-ATA ports, the PWR_FAN header, and all that delicious goo. So, there’s one thing anyone can say after getting their hands on this board: “Tastes like chicken!” Yeah. It’s just that good. If you’re vegetarian, substitute the chicken for salad…or something. You be creative.