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Accessories with the Asus P4T533-C.

Two slot brackets for digital audio in/out are included.

As ever, the jumper jungle is strewn across the entire board, confusing things a bit. The CNR is not too interesting for the end user, since there are no components available on the market for this. In the performance benchmarks, this board always lands in the middle, just a nose behind Gigabyte. Ultimately, it's a solid and, above all, stable board. However, it also is one of the more expensive in its class (approx. $215). The Gigabyte board offers more features and accessories plus marginally higher performance at the same price. Still, this shouldn't be too surprising, since boards from Asus were never to be had at discount prices. If you decide to do without the network function, the Asus P4T533-C costs a bit less ("only" $159).

USB ports for USB 2.0.