MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X Review 4

MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X Review

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The MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X box's most distinctive feature is its size. With a good 30% of added width, extras have clearly been included.

The printing on the box is clear and informative, featuring 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 a good fit for the board.


The EK-Leak tester kit consists of a pressure gauge and small air pump along with all the fittings needed to interface it with a custom liquid-cooling loop. Simply install the gauge in line with your loop before it is filled and pressurize the system with the air pump. If the pressure holds, there are no leaks.


The other accessories are above standard, with extras like a pair of keychain screwdrivers and a cleaning brush. Most notable is the inclusion of a USB stick with the drivers instead of a disc, a premium inclusion I would like to see more often.

The full list of accessories includes:
  • Manual and driver USB
  • MSI registration and rewards cards
  • MSI product catalog
  • 2x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
  • 3x M.2 mounting screws
  • EK-Leak tester
  • MSI badge
  • 3x Cable extensions
  • 2x Keychain screwdrivers
  • Cleaning brush
  • 2x Sticker sheets
  • WiFi antenna
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