MSI Z68A GD65 G3 Review
The packaging is the normal MSI affair with many technologies emblazoned upon the front and the usual array of eye-catching numbers on the back. The Postman wasn't too gentle with our one but thankfully the damage is wholly contained to the box and the internals are in perfect order.
The accessories are four SATA cables, IO shield, header blocks to make installing single pin cables easier, or indeed the front panel ones. It's nice to see the hardware and software manuals split up especially as, generally speaking once the system is up and running the motherboard manual tends to be surplus to requirements.
And here it is. As you can see it's a lot like the P67 GD65 and, aesthetically at least, it's rather average.
A small point that will matter less to those of you who install once, rather than us who spend our days building and dismantling systems, the Lotes CPU Socket comes with a different pin protector that the usual one that fits beneath the pressure plate. This just clips over the top. Much simpler, a lot faster, and far less likely to be forgotten.