Packaging for the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X definitely departs from what I've seen from Biostar lately. The motherboard comes in a nice, clean, and white box with what appears to be a speaker emitting, well, something. There are a bunch of logos here, a few of which repeat the "Hi-Fi" theme, and there's even one with headphones on it, clearly showing that the audio is what this board is all about. The back of the box has nothing other than a bunch of technology descriptions; pretty basic stuff.
Opening the box, I was pleased to find Biostar did not change anything in terms of accessories. All the accessories sat on top of a cardboard liner that keeps the board safe until the end-consumer opens the box - pretty typical for Biostar. I know it's a small thing, but I even like Biostar's choice of anti-static bag: a nice soft plastic bag rather than the hard, crisp, and reflective bag that is much much more common for computer parts and devices. A very small detail for sure, but it's the little things that sometimes count.
There's not a lot in the way of accessories, but there's definitely more than enough to get you started. The one thing that stands out is the inclusion of a mic that you can use to properly calibrate the audio of the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X . A full list of accessories is below:
- 1x I/O Shield
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Crossfire Bridge
- 1x SLI Bridge
- 1x Audio Set-up Mic
- 1x Biostar cable tie
- 4x SATA 6 Gb/s cables with locking pins
- 1x Driver CD