Packaging and Accessories
The packaging for the Gaming K7 was almost completely blacked out with the Aorus logo across the front. Down along the bottom edge, there is a small strip of orange along with the product name and a few badges for features and Intel’s required badges. When you flip it around though there is a lot more going on, in fact, it is completely packed. It is covered in small boxes with photos and short descriptions of key features. They also have a line drawing of the rear I/O panel to show the connection options and a short specification list as well.
Inside the board comes wrapped up in a static bag and it sits in its own cardboard tray. Up under that tray, they have all of the documentation and accessories.
For documentation, you get a standard user manual as well as an installation guide. They also have a color postcard that is asking people to post up reviews in exchange for entry into a contest. There is a driver/software DVD and then they include a sticker sheet with color coded stickers to tag and label all of your SATA cables. Honestly, I always like that they include the stickers but I’ve never cared enough to use them. Plus it might mess with my cable management.
The Gaming K7 has a whole bunch of accessories. You get a rear I/O cover, of course, this one has a tinted silver finish and uses the foam backing to keep things tight so you won’t get cut up. They give you a small Aurus case badge as well. Then you get two Velcro cable ties with their branding on it and a small bag with a front panel connection helper. For cables, you get four black SATA cables and an adapter cable to tie your case RGB into the motherboard RGB lighting. They also include a solid PCB SLI HB bridge and they include plugs for the display connection options if you end up using a video card to keep dust and dirt out of them.