Packaging and Contents
The front of the ASRock X299 Taichi box is split, with the left side hosting a brushed gray background and the right side featuring the trademark Taichi cogs and gears. "X299 Taichi CLX" 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 checks all the boxes I look for: 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 sits 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 X299 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 full list of accessories includes:
- Manual and support DVD
- Post card and software setup guide
- 4x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
- 1x SLI HB bridge L
- 3x M.2 mounting screws
- TR8 driver
- WiFi antenna