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ASRock DeskMini GTX1060 (Z370) Review

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Packaging


The outer shell of the box the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 comes in is best described as minimalist since it only features an image of the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 that is almost but not quite to scale. The back of the box features...an identical image. In fact, I'm not sure which is the front and which is the back. There is a small label on one side of the outer box that features the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 designation, but not much else.


When the outer shell is pulled off, the inner box reveals a graphic depicting the same image as on the outer box. This time though, the rear of the box shows the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 resting horizontally. As the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 is designed to function in both orientations, the duality in graphics makes sense.

I have to admire ASRock for the boldness of this box design. The strict adherence to absolute minimalism is a risky move. However, I think it works for the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060.


Opening the main box reveals the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 secure within its packing foam, along with the power adapter and cables. The TeamGroup Cardea Zero M.2 SSD ASRock provided for use in this review is also visible.


Contents


Underneath the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 and its packing foam is another small box containing all the small essentials needed to complete a build on the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060. While some of these items are standard, some are unique to the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060, or at least the STX platform. In total, the ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 I received arrived with:
  • 1x Quick installation guide and support DVD
  • 1x ASRock DeskMini GTX 1060 (with CPU, CPU cooler, and RAM pre-installed)
  • 1x Power unit and cabling
  • 2x SATA cables with integrated power
  • 4x Screws for M.2 sockets
  • 2x Screws for MXM slot
  • 1x Locking tab and mounting screw
  • 4x Adhesive rubber feet
  • 2x WIFI antenna
  • 1x M.2 WIFI card
  • 1x TeamGroup Cardea Zero M.2 SSD (not a standard inclusion)
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