Packaging & Unboxing
Like many of ASUS’s other recent STRIX products, the Z390-E Gaming comes in a colorful box, the actual motherboard taking up most of the front, with the neon colored ROG logo in the background. The Republic of Gamers logo anchors its usual top left corner, and plenty logos for all the supported features line up near the bottom.
The rear of the box gives you highlights of board specific features along the bottom third, and the motherboard taking up the top two thirds, listing its connectivity and supported hardware.
As you can see the two short sides only have the ASUS and ROG logos, in addition to the motherboard model.
The top edge highlights a few features in a plethora of languages.
Opening the box up, we are greeted with a cardboard spacer block, and the motherboard peeks out from under through its anti-static bag.
Lifting the spacer block out, we realize there is actually some goodies inside, we’ll open that one up in a moment.
The motherboard is securely held in a cardboard tray with some strategically placed bits of foam padding.
After lifting the motherboard tray out, we find all of the ‘goodies’ in the bottom. A Game On/Game Off door hanger and the usual manuals are in the center. Two flaps open up to reveal all the good stuff.
Like most ROG boards, the pile of accessories is pretty immense. You get the user manual, Thank you card, Sticker sheet, door hanger, and a 20% coupon to CableMod.com stuck inside the manual, good for a slick set of cables or extensions customized to your particular power supply and tastes. The typical SATA cables are here, but you also get all the little bits like M.2 screws, a small VRM fan, and some RGB extension cables, The Wi-Fi antenna, an HB SLI Bridge, a thermal probe, and some zip ties.
ASUS’s partnership with CableMod is pretty handy as you can pick up some sleeved cable extensions for your build, or even complete custom cables made specifically for your PSU, and 20% off puts you well on your way to a good looking cable management job. Check them out at Http://www.CableMod.com