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MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Core i7 Motherboard - The Box and What's Inside

With X58 already costing a bundle, you certainly want to get something good for your dollar. Today MSI gives us just that with its X58 Eclipse.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 1, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: MSI

Package and Contents

 

MSI X58 Eclipse Motherboard Review

 

MSI's packaging for the Eclipse board is what we call the over-sized box. It contains inside a plastic blister that houses the board as well as a cardboard box that houses the accessories. On the front of the box is some rather lovely art work that makes it stand out, even though the primary colour scheme is black/orange with just the MSI logo and Eclipse branding on the front.

 

MSI X58 Eclipse Motherboard Review

 

MSI has not gone with any information on the back apart from some basic marketing hype. For this level of product, we would have liked to have seen at least one colour photo on the back of the box.

 

MSI X58 Eclipse Motherboard Review

 

When it comes to the user manuals, MSI has gone completely nuts here. There are a total of five; the standard motherboard user manual that explains the board and four pamphlets that cover the RAID functions, audio card, quick installation and green power energy saver that the board uses. MSI also includes four different CD's. There's one with the board drivers, one with drivers for the X-Fi audio card and two with software and updates.

 

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