ASUS Maximus V Gene Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 65

ASUS Maximus V Gene Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 Review

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Like all ASUS ROG products for the last several generations, the ASUS Maximus V Gene comes in a dark red box that definitely stands out on the store shelf. Walking into my local retail PC parts store, it's quite easy to spot all the ROG products on the shelf, that include not only motherboards, but videocards as well. The back of the box is much more refined than previous generations, I think, with a nice detailed listing of what the board can do.

Lifting the lid shows the board itself, wrapped in its own box with a clear plastic cover so you can see the board clearly. Underneath the board's box are all the included goodies, nicely arranged and seperated with a cardboard divider.


The goodies included in the box are pretty standard fare for a ROG product, finally with enough cables for every SATA port! There's a bundled add-in card we'll take a closer look at in a moment, and it's also worth noting here that the rear I/O bracket has a couple of holes near top end for WiFi/Bluetooth antennas to be attached through, and that the white USB cable is the ROG connect cable, used to remotely control the board's settings and such via another PC with the aid of a bit of software. A full listing of what is included besides the board is below:
  • 1x I/O Shield
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x ROG Door Hanger
  • 1x SLI Bridge
  • 1x mPCIe Combo card
  • 6x SATA cables with locking clips
  • 1x Driver CD
  • 1x ROG Connect Cable
  • 1x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
  • 1x ASUS Q-Connector kit
  • 1x ROG Case Badge
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