The unit is shipped inside the box of the case, which is placed inside an AVADirect box for further protection. The shipping package is designed to ensure the case is safe. AVADirect also uses pink foam on the inside of the unit to ensure that the GPU and wires don't get tossed around.
There is also an included yellow paper instructing buyers on how to prepare the machine for first take off. Our unit arrived in pristine condition, and no wires were unplugged. You will need to remove the side panel with a window to remove the pink foam before use.
The front of the unit features two USB 3.0 ports, power and reset buttons, status LED, headphone jack, and microphone jack. The back of the unit features the IO panel of the Maximus VIII Gene, which includes BIOS flashback button, ClearCMOS button, USB 3.1 type-A, USB 3.1 type-C, six USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, RJ-45 1Gbit NIC, and 7.1 audio outputs with S/PDIF optical.
You shouldn't plug your monitor into the rear IO panel of the motherboard. Instead, you want to plug into the GTX 1080 FE outputs, either through HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI. The EVGA power supply has a switch for an economy mode, which is meant to improve efficiency.
The top and bottom of the unit are designed to be removed easily so you can clean the vents.
One of the side panels features a window so you can see the guts of your system. Our unit uses an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene microATX motherboard as the backbone of the system. AVADirect can add in an AIO water cooling unit when they overclock the CPU, but in this case, they used an air cooler for the overclocked 6700K.
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- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
- Page 3 [Physical Overview Continued]
- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test Setup & System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance and Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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