Z87-D3HP arrives in a large, attractive motherboard box which has been designed to catch the eye. The blue which GIGABYTE has been used signifies that this particular model is featured in the lower-end of the GBT product line. Nevertheless, the D3HP still retains the Ultra Durable 5 Plus features which the higher end boards also specialise in, which is great to see. As is typical of this type of packaging the rear contains more feature-set coverage and specifications for users to take in.
Inside, all of the items are well packaged and the motherboard itself is protected inside an anti-static bag.
The packaging for D3HP
Along with the motherboard, there are just a few items included, these are:
• 4x SATA3 6GB/s Cables
• Rear IO shield
• Case Badge
• Documentation: user manual
• Driver CD/Utilities
With this board being at the lower-end there are significantly less items included within the bundle compared to the higher end models.
The bundle includes various items
For a motherboard that costs so little – the D3HP oozes style. It looks considerably more expensive than it actually is.
The D3HP features a matt black PCB, black and grey ports/slots and grey/blue heatsinks. Due to the colour-scheme used this will combine especially well with a variety of different coloured hardware. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that this board is still thinner than standard ATX (30.5cm x 22.4cm) and the SATA ports are facing upwards as opposed to the usual implementation of facing away from the PCI-E slots.
Sleek and pleasing to the eye aesthetics
On the next page we will take a closer look at the various aspects of this board.