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GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: April 14, 2016
Product Name: Z170X-Gaming 3
Part Number: Z170X-Gaming 3
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging and Accessories


Now that we have gone over the Z170X-Gaming 3's features and specifications in the intro, 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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Since GIGABYTE is apparently the "Exclusive BlizzCon Motherboard Partner" it makes sense that every Gaming series motherboard model seems to feature a different character from Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm multiplayer game. Aside from the game-related elements, the packaging is the same black and red color scheme that we are familiar with on past Gaming G1 motherboards.

The back of the box does a good job of highlighting this model's more unique features, as well as just listing all of the critical specifications. The full diagram of the rear I/O panel is also a welcome addition. Unusually, there were a couple of white stickers clarifying warranty information and performance claims.


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Once you remove the outside packaging, you are greeted with an inner box that contains 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 Z170X-Gaming 3 comes with a decent enough accessories bundle, which consists of a user manual, installation guide, driver and software DVD, a voucher for a contest, four fancy silver SATA 6Gb/s cables, a 2-Way SLI bridge, rear I/O shield, and front-panel connector so that users don't have to fiddle with individual wires when first installing the motherboard in their case.
 
 
 

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