Packaging and Contents
The front of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (WiFi) box features a black background with subtle, printed patterns. In the top-right corner is a brushed metal background, while the rest of the box has a line pattern. "ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (WiFi) Gaming Motherboard" is in the center left, with the Republic of Gamers logo in the top right. "ASUS" is in the bottom left, and the brand badging is in the bottom right.
The back of the box at least has variations of what I look for: a shot of the board that includes a good view of the rear I/O, a list of standout features, and the specifications list. Overall, the box design follows the premium minimalist approach, which works very well.
Opening the box, the board sits in a cardboard tray, underneath a molded plastic cover. The inside of the lid features the ROG logo and "Welcome to the Republic" in metallic red lettering. The accessories are stored below the tray.
The accessories are typical of high-end ASUS boards, with extras like a ROG coaster, ROG sticker sheet, and a CableMod coupon. Notably absent is any kind of rear I/O shield because the shield is integrated into the board. I am very happy with how often I have been seeing this feature lately, and props to ASUS for incorporating it into the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (WiFi).
The full list of accessories includes:
- Manual and support DVD
- 20% off coupon for CableMod cables
- 4x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
- 2x Addressable LED extension cable
- 2x M.2 mounting screws
- (WiFi) antenna
- SLI hard bridge
- ROG sticker sheet and coaster