GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: January 3, 2017
Product Name: AORUS Z270X-Gaming 5
Part Number: Z270X-Gaming 5
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the Z270X-Gaming 5 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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While the basic design and typography are unmistakably GIGABYTE's, the large AORUS logo will obviously be new to anyone that isn't previously familiar with the brand. On the back of the box, you will find quite a bit of information regarding all of the interesting features that have been packed onto this model, as well as a handy rear I/O panel diagram and a full specifications list.

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Once you flip open the box, you are greeted with two separate sections, the top half securely holds the motherboard in an anti-static bag while the bottom half contains the accessories, the documentation and the software DVD.

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The Z270X-Gaming 5 comes with a decent enough accessories bundle, which consists of a user manual, installation guide, driver and software DVD, AORUS sticker, rear I/O shield, four SATA 6Gb/s cables, and the useful front-panel connector so that users don't have to fiddle with individual wires when first installing the motherboard in their case. The unusual looking cable is an extension cable for the RGBW LED header that will allow users to plug in a standard 5050-type light strip.

As you might have noticed, there is no 2-way SLI bridge, which slightly disappointing since motherboards have historically included one. However, apparently there will be a fancy AORUS version available for purchase.

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