Included Extras

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MSI included a PCI bracket with two USB 2.0 ports. They also included one molex to SATA power connector.


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Here’s a quick shot of the back panel and M connectors that can be used to to plug in front panel, USB, firewire, and audio headers into the motherboard.


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MSI created a quick guide to show novice users how to install components on this motherboard.



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MSI also bundled two driver discs for XP and Vista users as well as throwing in an MSI Extras disc.


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The X58 Platinum user guide is well laid out and easy to read. I guess the quick guide show a few photos ago wasn’t enough for novices, so they created another quick installation guide to go with it.


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One feature users might be interested in is the X58 Platinum’s HDD Backup utility. Here’s the user guide that details how to operate this utility.


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Lastly, MSI includes one floppy connector, IDE connector, four SATA connectors, and a bridge to connect two video cards together for ATI Crossfire.

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