MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review: Page 3 of 9
Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:02am
Packaging & Unboxing
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.
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.
The edges of the box are also black, with only the MSI logo and the board model.
The lower edge has some basic specs in an assortment of languages.
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.
Under the motherboard tray are all of the included goodies in a few compartments in the bottom of the box.
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.
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.