Asus Rampage VI Extreme Motherboard Unboxing
Today is Thanksgiving in the US, so happy Thanksgiving to all of my OCN friends that celebrate that holiday today!
Here's some nice "unboxing" pictures for you to feast your eyes on today
I think you have to be lucky to get a hold of one of these motherboards. It seems like they are either "out of stock" or "coming soon" everywhere you look. Newegg gets a few here and there, but they are sold out quickly. I've been on the B&H Video email alert for this motherboard for awhile now. I've never actually received an email alert from them, but while on their site last week they were in stock at the moment, so I ordered one on the spot. I have not seen them have it in stock since then either.
Opening the box there's a nice layer of bubble wrap on top.
Another layer of bubble wrap under the motherboard box.
The box is in perfect shape except for a slight crunch in the lower right corner. I'm not too worried about it.
Here's the back of the box. There is no tape sealing the box closed. It could have been opened and closed and you would never know it. However, I saw no signs anywhere that this box was previously opened.
Opening the lid, there's a fancy liner that covers the inside top of the motherboard container, and is connected at the top inside corners of the outer box. Interesting and a nice touch... for a box.
Taking off the clear plastic piece on top of the motherboard.
The only plastic covering anything was a small piece covering the diagonal part of the I/O cover, but not the entire cover. Also there was a piece covering the ports at the rear. There was no other plastic protection, but it appears none is needed.
Lifting the top motherboard box section out there's a nice sheet of stickers, if you are into stickers
Opening the lower box reveals all of the accessories, and there is a nice assortment of accessories here!
Let's take a look at some of the accessories. Here's two Wi-Fi antennas, the one on the left is the new "ad" standard, and the one on the right is their "2x2 dual band" antenna as they call it. I won't be using either of these since my office and work shop are hardwired.
It comes with three support brackets as well. The top one mounts to the top of the Dimm.2 card to mount a fan on. The middle bracket is to mount a fan over the VRMs. The bottom bracket is a GPU support bracket. I doubt I will use any of these either, but nice to have in the package.
A side view of the brackets.
In the center are the three temp sensors it comes with. The outer wire is the RGB extension cable. The little box came with that USB stick that has all the software and drivers.
This is a fan extension board to add more fans with the power/control cable below. I won't use this because I have two Aquaeros for fan control, but this is a very nice accessory that I think many people will use.
Here's the Dimm.2 card. There's a slot in the motherboard that looks like an extra memory slot off to the side of the RAM slots that this plugs into. You can mount two M.2 drives on this. That's the fan mounting bracket above the card.
The other side of the Dimm.2 card.
I didn't show the Sata cables or the SLI bridges, three in all including tri SLI, and quad SLI bridges. They are just the plain black bridges that most people that buy this motherboard will not use. There's a coaster, labels and other misc. stuff that it comes with too.
Here's the motherboard out of the box. I've since removed the little pink sticker.
Here's how it will look in the reverse orientation.
Let's see how this motherboard looks in the case.
For years the ROG boards always had a red color theme. When I started this build, I would have been fine with a red color theme, but really had no idea what this motherboard would really look like. Now that I actually have the board, I'm very happy with how the color scheme of the motherboard really goes well with the color scheme of the build. The grey matches the "Gunmetal" interior nicely and the chrome like finish on the "Indium-plated ROG armor" goes well with the Bitspower chrome fittings.
I haven't had the outer panels on for quite awhile now. I think the last time I did have the outer panels on, I only had radiators, fans and the reservoirs installed. Now I have more "stuff" in there, and the actual motherboard I'll be using instead of just a "placeholder" motherboard, so I put the outer panels on to see how it looks.
Here's the other side.
Since the case is out in the sun, I tried to capture the metallic of the powder coating. It's so hard to capture what it really looks like in a picture.
This shot is just moving 90 degrees to the right of the picture above. See how it goes from metallic looking to just plain red looking.
There's your "Rampage VI Extreme Motherboard Unboxing" for you. Hope you enjoyed it!
Originally Posted by cpachris
I'm close to getting the same board...so I'll be anxious to see what you think about it.
Looks like a great motherboard to me!
Originally Posted by ruffhi
No worries. The 3/8 x 1/2 and the miter saw are sitting at my front door (just got the amazon text message re delivery) ... so I have something to play with over the Thanks Giving long weekend.
Nice! Let me know how you like the new toys