Intel Rocket Lake Core i9-11900K 8 Core Desktop CPU Review Ft. MSI MEG Z590 ACE, ASRock Z590 Steel Legend, AORUS Z590 PRO AX Motherboards

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Intel Core i9-11900K

30th March, 2021
Type CPU
Price $539.00 US

MSI MEG Z590 ACE Motherboard - Unboxing

The MSI MEG Z590 ACE comes in the standard cardboard package. The front is themed in black and gold. The front side also lists down support for Intel's 11th generation Core processors. There's also support for Intel Optane memory along with Thunderbolt and Lightning Gen 4 marketing on the packaging.

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The backside of the package lists down the specifications and special features of the motherboard such as Dual Thunderbolt 4 Ports, Extreme Power Design, Quadruple M.2 connectors, outstanding cooling solution, latest network solution, and Mystic light RGB support.

The top of the box opens up to reveal a cool "MEG" branding within the package itself. This is a very premium motherboard and little things like this do make up for the extra cash you will be spending on a board like this.

Inside the package is another box that contains the accessories and is located right below the box holder for the board itself. It is very easy to access although the accessories are a bit scattered and things could get messy sorting out the various additions.

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There are several accessories included in the package such as a Wi-Fi antenna module, four SATA III cables, screws for the M.2 storage devices, a cleaning brush, a USB stick with drivers and software, a driver disk, a manual for the board, and even a few stickers. Following is the full list of accessories in the package.

  • Quick Installation Guide
  • User Manual
  • USB Drive (With Drivers/Softwares)
  • Cascade Badge
  • WiFi Antenna
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Screwdrivers
  • MEG Stickers
  • Reward Program / Shout Out Flyer
  • Cable Stickers
  • Product Catalog
  • Registration Card
  • M.2 Screw / Standoff Set
  • DP to Mini DP Cable
  • Thermistor Cable
  • 1 to 2 RGB LED Extension Y Cable
  • Corsair RGB LED Extension Cable
  • Rainbow RGB LED Extension Cable
  • 4 x SATA Cables

The motherboard is housed within the cardboard package and has anti-static wrapping to protect it from any built-up electrical resistance that can affect the board.

Once again, the MEG Z590 ACE from MSI is the most expensive Z590 motherboard that we will be testing today out of the three Z590 boards we received. It looks really well-built out of the box but let's take a more detailed look.

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USD 544.89

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