The ECS A75F-A's glittering box didn't take too long to arrive at our doorstep. "Glittering" isn't even a strong enough word for the "bling" this box has in direct light, and the above pictures really do it no justice. ECS has outfitted its entire product line with similar boxes that feature a foil layer that really helps the box "pop" on the shelf, catching the eye. The front of the box is pretty simple, with few distractions, but at the same time, the flashy nature of the box nearly hides the grouping of technology logos at the bottom that highlight the board's features. The rear of the box has the same foil layer, which can make reading it a bit difficult at times, yet the descriptions are not something you want to miss; they give a pretty good idea of what you can expect from the ECS A75F-A.
We opened the box to be greeted by just a couple of paper manuals, and the driver disk. We were a bit concerned until we lifted the brown cardboard layer to find some accessories tucked below, with the board nestled under the accessories, in an anti-static bag. We're not too sure how much we like the accessories put under the cardboard layer, as the backplate could definitely scratch the board's surface if the packaging is mishandled by an over-zealous shipper.
As you can see in the picture above, there's really not a lot to be found in the box with the ECS A75F-A, but there is enough SATA cables for every internal port, something we really like to see. A full listing is below:
- 1x I/O Shield
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Quick Install Guide
- 1x Driver CD
- 5x SATA cables