ASRock TRX40 Taichi Review 47

ASRock TRX40 Taichi Review

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The front of the ASRock TRX40 Taichi box is split, with the left side hosting a brushed gray background and the right side featuring the trademark Taichi cogs and gears. "TRX40 Taichi " is in the bottom left, with brand badging below it along the bottom-left edge. "ASRock" is in the top-left corner. The front of the box opens up to show a window with the board visible beneath and some of the stand-out features on the flap.

The back of the box has all the highlights: a top-down shot of the board, several panels detailing prominent features, a diagram outlining the rear I/O, and the specifications list. The box design is well executed and matches the board well.

Opening the box, the board is nestled in a cardboard tray encased in high-density foam. The accessories sit in their own box underneath the board. No anti-static bag for the ASRock TRX40 Taichi, a feature I do not miss. ASRock continues the tradition of zip-tying the board to a foam surround for shipping, which holds it in place very securely.

The accessories are pretty standard. Notably absent is any kind of rear I/O shield because the shield is integrated into the board. Additionally, ASRock has included a Torx screwdriver for the M.2 heatsink.

The centerpiece is of course the Hyper Quad M.2 card. This actively cooled, single-slot PCIe x16 expansion card offers an additional four M.2 slots to compliment the two already on board the ASRock TRX40 Taichi.

The full list of accessories includes:
  • Manual and support DVD
  • Post card and software setup guide
  • 4x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
  • 1x Hyper Quad M.2 card
  • 6x M.2 mounting screws
  • TR8 driver
  • WiFi antenna
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