Review: MSI K9N Diamond nForce 590 SLI Motherboard
If you're a gamer, multimedia enthusiast, or future indie rock star mixing tracks for your debute CD, the MSI K9N Diamond is a board well worth your attention because it integrates a Creative Audigy 7.1 channel hardware sound card right in. Standard onboard equipment includes dual Gigabit Ethernet network jacks, a Soundblaster Audigy SE 7.1 sound card, IEEE 1394a 400Mpbs Firewire and USB2.0. When it comes to peripheral expansion we find two PCI Express x1 slots for high bandwidth devices, a 32 bit PCI slot, and the two PCI Express x16 SLI compatible slots for videocards. Data storage is supported by one Ultra 133 IDE channel and six 3GB/s SATA II ports. Nvidia RAID (0/1/0+1/5/JBOD) comes standard with the nForce 590 SLI chipset.