ASUS B150 PRO GAMING/AURA Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: February 8, 2016
Product Name: B150 PRO GAMING/AURA
Part Number: B150 PRO GAMING/AURA
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the B150 PRO GAMING/AURA features and specifications, it is time to examine the packaging and then crack open the box to take a look at the bundled accessories. Let's check it out:

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This motherboard features brand new packaging that has been created for these new AURA series models. The world AURA is slightly embossed, and its both metallic and iridescent, which provides a pretty nice visual effect. There is a new RGB logo that further highlights of this model's key features. ASUS have also included a 15-day premium account for the World of Warships massively multiplayer online game, as well as am exclusive camouflaged Diana cruiser warship.

The back of the box lists the specifications and highlighting a few of this product's unique features. The rear also reveals a few of this model's more notable features like the aforementioned AURA RGB lighting, the USB 3.1 connectivity, RAMCache, GameFirst networking technology, as well as the SupremeFX onboard audio. It also contains a basic specs list, and layouts pic of the motherboard and of the I/O panel.

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Once you open the packaging, there are two separate sections, the top half holds the motherboard in an anti-static bag and the bottom half contains the accessories, software and documentation, as you will see below.

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The B150 PRO GAMING/AURA comes with a fairly minimal accessories bundle, which consists of a user guide, driver and software DVD, ASUS sticker, rear I/O shield, four SATA 6Gb/s cables, a set of M.2 screws, a pack of cable ties, as well as some stickers that you can wrap around SATA cables to label individual connections.

We were disappointed to see that there was no Q-connector, which is a little module that helps connect the case wires to the front-panel header. We understand the need to exclude some things in the name of cost cutting, but this is one truly handy addition that probably only costs a few pennies to manufacture.

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