Soyo KT600 DRAGON Ultra PE - Page 2

..:: KT600 DRAGON Ultra Product Package ::..

If you have ever had the pleasure of owning a Soyo Dragon series motherboard as I have, you will remember that Soyo doesn't get slack with the bundled accessories. Rather than trying to explain all of the accessories in a long on-going paragraph, here's what you get with the KT600 Platinum...

  • User Manual
    Driver Installation CD
    Bonus Software CD
    2 x SATA/150 Cables
    1 x UDMA/133 Cable
    1 x Floppy Cable
    I/O Backplate
    Thermal Paste
    Case Badge
    Audio Expansion Bracket

As you can see, Soyo provides nearly everything you will need for your new KT600 Platinum, and they even toss in some thermal paste! I would like to point out that the KT600 Platinum user manual is one of the best I have ever read. The amount of detail, accuracy and clarity rivals that of an Abit motherboard user manual, for example.

But Soyo doesn't stop there. The Sigma Box that the KT600 Platinum ships with is a package in and of itself. The 3.5 inch device gives you two firewire ports, two USB ports, a button to clear the CMOS, a diagnostic LED, and a smart card reader for various types of memory cards to use at the front of your PC. Again, there are so many things that are included, here's a list...

  • Sigma Box
    Sigma Box User Manual
    White Faceplate
    Silver Faceplate
    Black Faceplate
    3.5 inch to 5.25 inch Bay Adapter with a White Faceplate
    Various Mounting Screws
    FireWire, USB, Other Cables

I really like it when manufacturers include a "signature" with their motherboard. Soyo takes it a step further and even includes three 3.5 inch faceplates of different colors for the ?Box, although the 5.25 inch adapter is only available in white.

..:: KT600 DRAGON Ultra Software Suite ::..

After you install your operating system of choice, the next thing you will need to do is install the drivers from the installation CD. When you first insert the disc into your CD drive, a window will pop up and ask you which Soyo motherboard you are running. After you select the KT600 Dragon Ultra Platinum, a new window will pop up with a large list of available drivers that can be installed for your system. The other CD that ships with the KT600 Platinum is the Bonus Software CD which includes Norton Antivirus 2003, Personal Firewall 2003, and Ghost 2003. All three of these programs would cost a pretty penny at a retail store, and are all extremely useful. The software CD also features Adobe ActiveShare, Acrobat Reader, and eBook Reader.