many enthusiasts and gamers have case windows, DFI have built the NF2 Ultra B
with an eye towards design; the green sockets are all UV sensitive, and the
black PCB just looks cool. under an ultraviolet Cold Cathode light, the sockets
fluoresces bright green, which makes the NF2 Ultra B really stand out from
behind a case window.
Ultra B motherboard has been laid out in the best possible way for overclockers
and enthusiasts. When we spoke with DFI about this, they mentioned that the
component layout had been revised on comments received from
why we find extra space around the AGP socket, the floppy connector folded over
90 degrees, mounting holes around the processor socket, and why all bracket
headers are at the very bottom of the PCB.
main ATX power connector is to the right of the DIMM slots, but more importantly
it's also close to the MOSFET's which should allow for the board to provide
stable voltages to all other devices. The NF2 Ultra B is a nicely labelled PCB;
from the fan headers to Serial ATA ports to IEEE 1394 connectors, if there's a
connector, there will be a name tag close by. Makes it much easier when
installing hardware, or connecting up brackets.
tweaker out there who likes to test all the hardware before they assemble it
into a case, they'll find the on-board power and reset buttons a life saver. No
longer do you have to short two jumpers with a paper clip!
Nvidia Soundstorm Audio
For those audiophiles out there you'll be
happy to hear that the DFI LANParty NFII Ultra B features nVIDIA's awesome
SoundStorm audio controller care of the MCP-T southbridge which will give you
tested the quality of the audio in the past and it's top notch, unlike a lot of
the integrated soundcards on the market you will won't need to buy yourself a
new soundcard. To make things even better, DFI has included RCA jacks (SPDIF in
and SPDIF out) just bellow the parallel connector so you can hook up your high
end audio gear! To the right of the Ethernet jacks are the connectors for
5.1-channel speakers (front right/left, sub/center, rear right/right)