Also another new motherboard from ASUS, it’s the all new ASUS A8V Deluxe
-E NW
. Also first spotted in Cybermind Computer House, it’s one of
the first VIA K8T890 board around, that features a VIA VT8237R Southbridge, and
PCI Express for future devices. Priced $ 249 for this great
motherboard!

asus A8V E NW A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

The packaging of this board. The usual trademark ASUS AI Proactive design.

 

asus A8V E NW3 A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

The board itself.

 

asus A8V E NW4 A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

The label on the board. Revision 1.03 for this one we saw.

 

asus A8V E NW5 A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

Large Passive heatsinks on the MOSFETs for better heat dissipation. Angled
well, to capture moving air from the CPU area.

 

asus A8V E NW6 A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

The I/O connectors on the board. Firewire included! Also, VIA Vinyl audio
included too!

 

asus A8V E NW7 A Walk About in SLS (20 5 2005)

For such high end board, ASUS had not saved anything on the quality of
components. Branded capacitors (like the one shown here) throng all over the
board. Good quality!