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ASUS M2N-E Mainboard

This nForce 570 Ultra based mainboard is available for about $120. This is not a perfect price, considering the current situation with AMD processors, but better than $170. Let’s see what we get for this sum of money.

  • ATA cable
  • FDD cable
  • Four SATA cables
  • Two power cables for four SATA drives
  • User manual and Quick Start Guide
  • CD with drivers and utilities
  • I/O shield

Not too many things in here, but you do get everything necessary to use the mainboard. And here is what the ASUS M2N-E mainboard itself looks like:

I didn’t tear off the paper sticker with the model name M2N-E, but I suspect it hides the text “M2N-SLI Deluxe”. The two mainboards are designed identically. There are only empty spaces instead of extra controllers on the M2N-E, and a PCI Express x4 slot instead of the second PCI Express x16. There are empty spaces in the mainboard’s back panel, too:

The BIOS options of the ASUS M2N-E aren’t cut down too much in comparison with the M2N-SLI Deluxe. The top limit of memory voltage is lower; this voltage can now be adjusted from 1.8 to 1.95V stepping 0.05V. Besides that, almost all options have disappeared from the Advanced Voltage Control page, except for the option of adding 50mV to the CPU voltage.

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