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J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX (AMD 890GX) Motherboard - The Box and What's Inside

You hear everyone saying "Go Big!". Well, J&W went small instead, but in a very big way with their MINIX line-up.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 4:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: J&W

Package and Contents


The MINIX 890GX-USB3 comes in a black box that reminds me of the older Apple iPhone and Microsoft Zune packaging. The front of the box is very clean; you get a large red foil GX logo, the name of the board and a specifications list right up front.


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The back of the MINIX box is still clean, but has quite a bit more information on it. Back here you get a good look at the board along with a much more detailed specification listing. Another nice feature is the picture of the back panel I/O ports.


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The side of the box lists some "unique" features. Well, you and I both know that none of these are truly unique, but they are still VERY impressive for a motherboard this size. The dual GBe LAN and the wireless connection that sits in a full mini PCIe x1 slot...well, you get the picture.


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After you get the lid off of the box you get your first look at the MINIX 890GX-USB3.


It is a nice looking board. Underneath the plastic tray that holds the board is a small box that holds all of the included accessories.


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Speaking of accessories, while the ones included are not overly lavish or anything like that, you do get more than enough to put the MINIX 890GX-USB3 into full action.


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The one item that I was not overly happy about was the two wireless antenna cables. You have to connect these and then attach them to the I/O back plate cover. This is not overly difficult, but it is a pain to do and if you want to get everything secured will require a couple of extra tools.


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