Conclusion: I really don't think that there's anything that I can say at this point that you yourself probably aren't already thinking. It would seem that although it was over half a year in the making, the "a" update of the KT400 chipset, aside from the addition of some new features, still suffers from the...
Conclusion: Now one thing I should make very clear here is that the performance of this board should in no way reflect on DFI, and their Lanparty lineup. They have done an excellent job creating a feature rich board that does a very good job of appealing to their target audience.
Pros: UV reactive slots and rounded cables are very sharp, Super Stacked Bundle!, Well laid out board, Sufficient BIOS tweaking options, Onboard Power and Reset Buttons
Cons: Embarassing Performance, Worse Performance than a 2 year old chipset!
Conclusion: Chaintech NFORCE2 pulls out in front completing the project 2 minutes ahead of the pack. The Gigabyte KT400A chipset pulls in second but the overall scores are acceptably close. Overclocking The DFI KT400A LanParty is rivaled by the Chaintech 7NJS Zenith NFORCE2 package.