motherboard is PX865PE Lite Pro is a standard ATX
size, so there shouldn't be any problems installing the board into one of those
cramped ATX cases. Albatron place the main ATX power connector in a great spot,
just to the right of the DIMM slots. Over there it won't get in the way of any of the
other system devices.
The PX865PE Lite Pro is pretty well
labelled, but it's not quite as straight forward as other Albatron mobo's
we've tested in the past. The manual is well detailed so if you have problems
simply refer to the manual and it will set you on the right course. To help keep
the case organized, Albatron places all the headers around the edge of the
motherboard. For those of you who use third
party GPU coolers, there's a fan header just above the AGP slot.
Because the layout of the motherboard is very close
to that of their PX845PE-PEV Pro many of the complaints we had back then
still apply here.
we're pretty big fans of Albatron motherboards here at PCStats, we do have some
qualms with the name. Called the PX865PE Lite Pro it could potentially
fool customers into thinking that they're buying an i865PE based
motherboard while in reality they're getting a somewhat slower i848P
based board. Albatron should really call it the PX848PE Lite Pro,as that's
what it really is.