MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium AM4 Motherboard Review

by MAC     |     August 22, 2017

Packaging & Accessories

Now that we have gone over the X370 XPower's 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 expect from a Titanium Edition motherboard, this model ships in a packaging that features a shiny metallic sheen that exhibits essentially every shade of grey depending on how you look at it. Befitting the high-end nature of this model, this packaging also has a side flap and a window that reveals the motherboard itself.

The back of the box is filled with useful information regarding all of the interesting features that have been packed onto this model, as well as a full specifications list and a handy rear I/O panel diagram.

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When you open the packaging, you are greeted with an inner box that contains two separate sections. The top half holds the motherboard protected by a plastic shield, and the bottom half contains the bundled accessories, software and documentation.

The motherboard also has a foam pad under it to protect the solder points, traces, and any rear-mounted components.

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Although there is nothing unique or superfluous - an SLI HB bridge would have been nice - MSI have added a Gaming Series case badge, a custom nicely labelled rear I/O cover, six silver SATA cables, a simple 2-way SLI bridge, and a RGB LED light strip extension cable that also acts as a Y-splitter so you can power two light strips from the single header. Rounding things out are the product manual, quick installation guide, product registration card, a driver and software DVD, and some SATA label stickers.

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