Asus P5K P35 Socket 775 Motherboard
Packaging & Contents
Packaging & Contents
Having seen and owned several Asus motherboards in the past, it would be fair to say that Asus have never really gone for the whole CGI Character or 'Gaming' style of packaging. Instead, things have always been kept simple with a rather professional looking black box and well organised information snippets.
Not much has really changed with the P5K either. Using the standard black packaging along with the semi-transparent AI logo that signifies that the P5K Deluxe is part of Asus' "Lifestyle" range, the front of the box is uncomplicated and maintains the professional look its predecessors.
For those of us who crave information, a flap on the front of the box can be lifted to reveal details of the "Asus Super Memspeed" technology along with with some small thumbnails showing what accessories are included in the box.
Further information is also provided around the back of the box, with a specification table similar to the one provided back on page 1, and a small thumbnail of the P5K motherboard with the Asus omni-directional antenna attached.
Included in the box is the usual manuals and driver CD's along with the required motherbord I/O shield and a collection of SATA/IDE cables. A fairly uninspiring spread it has to be said, but enough to get you up and running with a new PC build. A full list of what's in the box can be seen below:
• UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
• FDD cable
• 4 x Serial ATA cables
• 1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
• I/O Shield
• User's manual
• ASUS WiFi-AP Solo manual
• 3 in 1 Q-connector
• 1 x 2-port USB2.0 / 1-port IEEE1394 module
• ASUS WiFi-AP Solo omni-directional antenna
• Support CD
One thing unique to Asus motherboards is the "3-in-1 Q-Connector". These three small blocks are quite simply a godsend for the enthusiast who regulary disconnects their motherboard and is then faced with the frustration of trying to place the power/reset/activity LED connectors back on the motherboard header. As you can see from above, mine arrived slightly bent - but nothing that a quick adjustment with some pliers couldn't fix!
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