The Box and Goodies -
Ever since the introduction of the P6x line up Gigabyte has been changing up their box designs. The X58A-OC comes in a glossy black box with an image that reminds me of a car engine. You will get to see this image a little later on when we take a look at the actual board itself. Gigabyte has left the box front very clean. There are a couple of logos telling you what this board supports (i.e. the X58 chipset and the Core i7 CPU). Other than that things are, well… clean. The back of the box, while more cluttered is still very clean for a high performance product. Still what we find is enough product information and images to get you to get interested in this product (That is if you are not already interested before you get the box).
The loot inside the box is extensive. It is certainly not what you would find in a more pedestrian offering. You do get the typical things like user manual, driver and utilities DVD, cables and a few stickers. On top of that you also get a pair of SLI/Crossfire bridges and also a Three-way SLI bridge. A very handy feature for those of you that are planning to really push the X58A-OC is a bag of voltage ready cables. These plug into a spot on the board (which we will show you in the next section) and allow you to directly read the voltage running through the various components on the X58A-OC.