Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review i9 10980XE

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

We've often spoken about how the more premium a product is the higher the likelihood that the packaging takes a minimalist approach and the Aorus Xtreme Waterforce is a perfect encapsulation of that philosophy.

Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Box  
Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce   

Just in case you thought that a box containing two add-in-cards and a full cover waterblock might be a little on the large side we thought we'd demonstrate exactly how large with this comparison shot. The TRX40 Aorus Master is a regular ATX motherboard sized box, whilst the Xtreme Waterforce could shelter the homeless. If you like your boxes to have a wow factor then the Waterforce will cause you to lay down in a darkened room to get over the shock.


Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review  
Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Contents  

We've already showed you the inside of the 4-slot M.2 expansion card, and on the outside it's very nicely designed. Smooth, not too showy to distract from the rest of the lighting, everything you could wish for really.


Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce AIC  

If the amount of headers on the PCB itself aren't enough to sate your systems need for cooling and your own desire for lighting then the Aorus Fan Commander will give you eight extra headers and eight RGB strip headers. The finish is nicely brushed so it will look the part tucked around the back or out front of your case on full display.


Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Fan Commander  
Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review  

If you fear that the Fan Commander is just a box and that will necessitate a trip to your local cable emporium then worry no longer, as Gigabyte supply everything you require to be up and running.


Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review  

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