Intel’s Massive Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Reviewed With ASUS’ ROG STRIX X299-XE GAMING Motherboard

Jan 30, 2018


Intel Core i9-7980XE

Type Processor
Price $1999

ASUS STRIX X299-XE GAMING: Unboxing and First Look

The ASUS ROG STRIX X299-XE Gaming comes in the standard folded cardboard box with all of the understated marketing material and specifications displayed on the box. There are several tiers of good news in the box however. While its not mnetioned on the box, you actually get pretty much everthing you see on it inside. This includes an RGB strip as well as a 3D printed bracket among others.

I have no qualms in saying that this is one of the most well populated motherboard box I have ever had the pleasure to open. While most motherboard boxes contain only the odd sata cable and the IO shield, the ASUS ROG X299-XE STRIX motherboard spares no expesne in filling itt to the brim with wires, posters, driver cds and manuals.

Package Contents

User's manual
ASUS Q-Shield
1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x Q-Connector
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x M.2 screw kit (long screw and mount)
1 x Thermal sensor cable pack(s)
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
ROG Fan Label
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x 3D printing mount package
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