Packaging & Unboxing
MSI’s MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC comes in a very colorful box with the model front and center. A blue ribbon just above this states this is an ‘Intel Motherboard”. We find this simple statement to be really helpful for the average consumer since AMD and Intel both are plunking down chipset after chipset so close together in the naming scheme that even the most avid enthusiast has to double check which is for what.
The rear of the box has a picture of the board in the center with most of the box taken up with features. A thing banner along the bottom spells out most of the specs as well as shows the Rear I/O Connections.
One end of the box shows some basic specs in multiple languages.
The other edges of the box have the MSI logo and board model.
Inside the box, we find the board in an upper cardboard tray wrapped in an ESD safe bag.
Under it is another tray that holds all of the included extras.
You get the typical manual, rear I/O shield, driver disk, and SATA cables, as well as a quick install guide, RGB extension cable, MSI case badge, WiFi antennas, HB SLI Bridge, M.2 hardware and a sheet of cable labels. MSI also throws in a thank you note as well as a little booklet showing you a selection of other MSI products that may interest you.