Gigabyte EP45-Extreme ReviewMakaveli - August 17, 2008
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The green camouflaged box is just an outer shell for the motherboard. Once you take the black box out of the shell, you’ll need to open that up to get to the Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme motherboard and its accessories. The motherboard is encased in a plastic shell, to securely hold it in place, while the accessories come packaged in a black box that can be opened from either end.
There's an abundance of accessories that are included with the Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme motherboard. Inside of the accessory box, you’ll find a manual, hardware installation guide, CPU installation guide, driver CD, three stickers, an IDE cable, floppy cable, four SATA cables, rear I/O shield, eSATA bracket, IEEE 1394 bracket, an eSATA power cable, and a power cord. That’s quite a list, huh? Gigabyte never ceases to amaze me with the abundance of accessories they include with their products.
Take a closer look at the rear I/O shield, IEEE 1394 bracket, eSATA bracket, and the eSATA power cable and power cord. Most of these are included in every Gigabyte motherboard that I’ve tested, and they do prove to be quite useful in my setup.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme motherboard itself.