For the Z68X-UD3H-B3 Gigabyte went with a box design similar to the P67 that we reviewed at Sandy Bridge's launch. They use a dark background (something you don’t normally see from Gigabyte) and the entire front of the box is covered in bright colors and more information than any normal person could possibly take in at once. If you take a minute to look around you will see a large logo mentioning Touch BIOS, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, 3x USB power, 3-year warranty, SLI support, 2x copper PCB, etc, etc… It really goes on from there.

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Around back is a lot like the front. Gigabyte really packed the packaging full of information this time around. You have a small picture of the board with a list of features and explanations for each feature all around it.

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Inside you’re greeted by the manual and the board’s accessories including four SATA cables and a flexible SLI bridge.

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You also get a software DVD, the manual, and a warning reminding you not to try installing a 1156 socket CPU into the board.

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Nothing too special from the rear I/O panel; everything is color coded though.

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The board is protected by a static free bag.

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To keep the heatsink from moving around during shipment they packed a piece of foam between the heatsink and the rear I/O panel.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #20783 07 Nov 2011 21:40
A great motherboard for both gamers and basic PC's

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