Packaging and Contents
The front of the box the MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC comes in means business. Although it might not be immediately obvious, what you see here is what you will get. The rear of the box has all that important information regarding its specifications and looks good, but I would like to see the board pictured in the middle rather than offset.
The box opens to reveal the board clad in a high-quality anti-static bag. It's these little things that stand out for me when it comes to product packaging.
You get the standard accessories you'd expect; several SATA cables, wiring for LED strips to connect to the board, and the Wi-Fi card stuff. Here's all I found:
- Quick installation guide, manual, support DVD, and other papers
- 1x Rear I/O cover
- 2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
- 1x SLI HB bridge
- 4x RGB LED wires
- 2x Wi-Fi antenna
The bundled Wi-Fi card is a custom MSI unit called the HERALD AC, which uses a PCIe x1 slot and USB to connect to the system. The antennas are widely spaced apart, which isolates each from the other. The actual Wi-Fi controller attaches to the HERALD AC card via a mini-M.2 port and has an Intel-branded M.2 card in place.