MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review: Page 3 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:02am

Packaging & Unboxing

 

 MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

A matte black box houses MSI’s Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard. MSI’s logo adorns the top left corner, Intel’s logos the top right, Mystic Light the bottom right and MSI’s performance gaming segment logo the lower left corner. The model holds down the center.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

The rear of the box, by contrast, is quite colorful. A picture of the board covers most of the left half the box, while the stand-out features are on the right. Some quick specs and a rear I/O diagram are along the bottom.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

The edges of the box are also black, with only the MSI logo and the board model.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

The lower edge has some basic specs in an assortment of languages.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

Opening up the lid, you are immediately greeted with the Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC wrapped in an ESD safe bag sitting in a cardboard tray.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

Under the motherboard tray are all of the included goodies in a few compartments in the bottom of the box.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

Goodies include the usual manual, driver disk, rear I/O shield and SATA cables. Also included are a quick start guide, SLI High Bandwidth Bridge, RGB extension cables, and a standalone PCIe x1 WiFi adapter, antennas and USB cable.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

The WiFi adapter is based on Intel’s Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth adapter. Wifi works via PCIe X1 but the Bluetooth part requires USB connectivity via the included USB patch cord. If you don’t need Bluetooth functionality, you can operate in WiFi only mode without this cable attached.

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