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Both locations are clear of other connectors and should not interfere with air flow.

Show More Show Less. While there are improvements that could be made to the K8N Neo layout, it is clear that a lot of thought went into the MSI layout. However, SATA connectors are still far too fragile for our liking and anything that gets them away from “high-traffic”” areas of the board is preferred.

The motherboard’s other ports and slots are also very well labelled. The arrangement looks worse than it functions, since the SATA cables are very small. The IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge of the motherboard, where they rarely interfere with other connectors.

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Trending Price New. Ratings and Reviews Write a k8j. The “cross mount” memory slots are an interesting twist. See details for description of any imperfections. MSI placed all the headers along the lower edge of beo board, which really helps when you are trying to do a neat cable arrangement in a window case. Excellent motherboard, I need to replace my own because one bad electricity charge affected. The AGP slot uses the common “push to release” lever that works fine with most cards, but can k8h a real pain with very large top end cards like the nVidia U.


The CPU socket is in the center of the board just above midline. I can buy some other board but I want my old one. We would not be complaining about this if SATA connectors were more durable.

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Of course, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s why, when you read through Athlon64 motherboard reviews, no matter what the chipset is, the platforms always performs kn8 the same.

Excellent mobo from a good Company I had to change out a motherboard recently and wanted to keep the installed configuration as such. I found this item on Ebay used. We had no problems mounting a Zalman on the K8N Neo. Zillions of issues with their support and documentation. The other 2 SATA connectors are better located near the right edge so that they are out of harm’s way.

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They would then learn quickly that the SATA connector needs to be stengthened. Unfortunately, the floppy connector is located on the lower nneo of the board.


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Show less Show more. I think perhaps a white coloured PCB would have been more appropriate. This will work fine in some case designs, but it will be a difficult reach in tower cases. Since the nForceGb chipset does not generate quite as much heat as the first nForce2 chip, a compact passive heatsink is all that is required for cooling.

Memory at the top of the board works fine in most case designs, and it does keep the DIMM sockets clear of interference from the AGP slot.

The bulky ATX connector is on the far right edge on the upper half of the board. The floppy drive connector is k8b bit low on the board, so users who have floppy drives higher up in their case may have problems.