ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme Review
Published: 14th September 2021 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
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With any ROG product you know that you're getting a quality box and accessory package. When the model in question is one of the rarely seen Extreme models then you can be sure of having a whole host of toys to play with before getting down to the motherboard itself.
Straight away you get a feel for the effort the design team have put in to the C8E. Normally even higher end motherboard accessories are found in the bottom of the package, perhaps in a cardboard box of their own. With the Extreme though the fan controller, DIMM.2 expansion card and ROG Audio cable are all in a carefully cut out foam enclosure.
The newest version of the ASUS wireless antenna has a premium feel to it. One would imagine it would just be random cheap plastic, but it has a surprising quality feel, albeit one we'd hope to find from a ROG product.
Further examples of the quality of all the accessories are the SATA cables. ASUS have millions of them and nobody really gives them much thought, yet they've still gone the extra mile by giving you braided ones, should you invest in the Extreme.
Instead of a CD with all the drivers and utilities, ASUS provide you with a USB drive containing all the relevant information. Handy.