The ASRock Z77 Extreme9 comes in a large matte black box, with very simple cover art, with just the board name, and ASRock "555" logo, a couple of technology logos can be found on the bottom edge. The rear of the box has some in-depth info about the board itself, as well as a picture of the board.
There's a flap on the front of the box that on the left side contains yet more technology descriptions, while on the right, there's a window that allows you to see the board itself.
Opening the box, I found two boxes inside, the top one with the board wrapped in protective foam. The top layer of the foam can be removed so you can extract the board, and I must say, I really like this packaging, as it's sure to keep the board safe while it travels from the factory to your local retailer.
The lower box has the included goodies inside, with the paper-based stuff on one side, and cables and such on the other, separated by a cardboard divider.
The accessories package provided with the ASRock Z77 Extreme9 is pretty good, and includes a 5.25" bay device called "Wi-SB" that holds the antennas for the Bluetooth/WiFi card, as well as a couple of USB 3.0 ports, so that you can make use of both USB 3.0 front panel headers. There's a also a 2.5-inch mount in the bay device, which really helps to maximize use of the space it takes up in your case. A full list of the accessories is below:
- 1x I/O Shield
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Software User guide
- 3x ASRock Feature Guides
- 1x Wi-SB 5.25 Bay Device
- 3x SLI Bridge(2 short, 1 long)
- 1x 3-Way SLI Bridge
- 1x Driver CD
- 6x SATA 6 Gb/s cables with locking pins
- 2x Molex-to-SATA power cables