Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Reviewccokeman - May 25, 2008
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The list of items included in the bundle of accessories that is included with the X48T-DQ6 is not as expansive as some of the bundles I have seen, but it is enough to get you started. Most people will not have a need for anything more than what is shipped with the board. Included is the documentation, driver disc, Gigabyte branded floppy and IDE cables, four SATA cables, two eSATA expansion brackets that include the power and eSATA connections and last, but not least, the case badges.
The I/O shield is color coded just in case you need the colors to make sure your peripherals are installed correctly. Gigabyte has included a set of retention screws for the northbridge heatsink in the event you will be using a cooling solution that requires the use of a backplate. Why, you ask? The Crazy Cool heatsink on the back of the board covers the back of the CPU socket, so it needs to be removed to use a backplate. When this is removed, the screws to hold on the heatpipe assembly are too long and shorter screws are needed.
The expansion slot eSATA brackets include a power connection so that you can supply power to an non powered external drive enclosure. Both the eSATA and power cable are supplied in the bundle.
Next up, the GA X48T-DQ6!