ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Review

Author: MAC
Date: March 22, 2017
Product Name: Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac
Part Number: Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac's 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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Although it's not evident in these pictures, the box that the ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac is packaged in is as small as you would expect at 9" x 7.25" x 3.25". Given the fact that it is a "Fatal1ty" model, it is no surprise that the box shares its aesthetics with that of the larger Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 that we reviewed earlier. The front of the packaging is still adorned with the usual array of badges and logos, the most prominent of which is obviously the Fatal1ty Gaming Gear designation - 'Fatal1ty' being the gamertag of former professional eSports player extraordinaire Johnathan Wendel - which has been exclusively licensed to ASRock for a number of years now, at least when it comes to motherboards.

The back of the box highlights the features and capabilities that make this particular model unique in some way, and as you can see ASRock certainly believes that there are a number of them. There is also a nice specifications list, as well as a handy diagram highlighting the connectivity on the rear I/O panel.

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When you open the packaging you are greeted with the motherboard - wrapped in an anti-static bag - and under a fancy cardboard flap are all of the accessories, manuals, installation CD, etc. Notwithstanding the Wi-Fi antenna, this model has a very basic accessories bundle as you will see below.

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The accessories bundle consists of the usual installation guide, software setup guide, driver & software DVD, as well as an ASRock sticker. There are also a nice colour-matching rear I/O shield, two SATA 6Gb/s cables, one M.2 slot screw, and a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna. The antenna is of the a 2T2R variety, which means that it has 2 transmitter (T) and 2 receiver (R) antennas

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