ASUS PRIME X399-A Motherboard Review

Author: MAC
Date: December 5, 2017
Product Name: PRIME X399-A
Part Number: PRIME X399-A
Warranty: 3 Years
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Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the PRIME X399-A features and specifications in the introduction, 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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As you might reasonably expect, this motherboard's packaging definitely shares its most of its design elements with that of the previous PRIME series models. The front of the box is adorned with the usual array of marketing logos, while on the back of the packaging, 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 an abbreviated specifications list.

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When you open the packaging you are greeted with the motherboard wrapped in an anti-static bag. The bottom half of the packaging holds the remainder of the accessories, the manuals, the installation DVD, etc. The user guide (which has the DVD inside) and a few accessories are sandwiched between the two side compartments that we believed were hiding even more accessories...but we were wrong, haha.

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Despite having a high-end price tag this is actually one of the most affordable X399 motherboards on the market, and as a result the accessories bundle is nothing too special. For starters, there is the usual User Guide, a driver and software DVD, and coupon for CableMod.com. They have also thrown in a silver rear I/O shield, four SATA 6Gb/s ports, a Q-connector to help connect the case wires to the front panel header, a vertical M.2 bracket, and a screw and standoff for the horizontal M.2 slot. There is also one high bandwidth two-way SLI HB Bridge, which is a very nice addition to this bundle for those who plan on running two GeForce GTX 1070's or GTX 1080's.

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