ASUS ROG Maximus X HERO Motherboard - Unboxing

The ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero comes in a standard cardboard package. The front features a nice red and black color scheme which ASUS's ROG lineup is well known for. The package does weigh a lot considering its size so we expect to see a lot of accessories alongside the motherboard itself.

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The back side of the package lists down the specifications and special features of the motherboard such as SupremeFX S1220 Codec, Addressable header & Aura, Pre-mounted I/O, M.2 heatsink and has the full specs sheet too. There's also a 20% off coupon on CableMod cables inside the box so if anyone is interested, just comment below.

The front side also lists down support for Intel's 8th generation Core processors. There's also support for Intel Optane memory along with ASUS AURA Sync, NVIDIA SLI, AMD Crossfire / CFX technology (although AMD has abandoned the Crossfire name and uses mGPU instead nowadays) and 3D Mounting support.

Inside the package are two sections, the top section houses the motherboard with a plastic cover to protect it from damage while shipping. We are also greeted by a "Welcome to The Republic" message upon opening the box.

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There are several accessories included in the package which are listed below:

  • User's manual
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x M.2 Screw Package
  • 1 x CPU installation tool
  • 1 x Supporting DVD
  • 1 x MOS fan bracket kit
  • 1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
  • 1 x ROG big sticker
  • 1 x Q-Connector
  • 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
  • 1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
  • 1 x 3D printing mount package
  • 1 x ROG coaster(s)

The plastic cover on the motherboard is very easy to remove and reveals the entire motherboard in its full glory.

The ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero looks very impressive when unboxed. We can see that ASUS has been enhancing their ROG series motherboards over several iterations, making it feel premium then the rest of their offerings. There's lots to talk about this motherboard so let's get started.

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