👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅24-09-14
Packaging & First Look

Packaging arrives with the black and yellow theme

Since the MPOWER series belongs to MSI’s overclocking category, our motherboard arrives in a large black and yellow box. This theme is recognised as MSI’s chosen scheme for this calibre of motherboard and helps to significantly diversify from other brands.

Around the back of this box there are further details concerning the critical feature-set of MPOWER.

The included items within the bundle

Opening the box up, there are plenty of included items bundled with MPOWER. These include the following:

• Documentation: User Guide, OC Guide, Software Guide, Quick Start
• Software CD
• SLI Bridge: 2-way
• 6x SATA 3 (6G) cables
• Rear IO shield
• V-Check cables
• Quick connect adapter
• Drive labels
• Case badge
• Door hanger

MPOWER is adorned in stealthy aesthetics

MPOWER is easily distinguished from other motherboards due to the black and yellow theme which is now synonymous with MSI’s overclocking products. The styling is rather engaging, it catches the eye and we applaud MSI for their efforts – it’s obvious that much thought has gone into the production of this motherboard. The PCB has been adorned with a matt black finish and all of the ports and slots are also black.

MSI has chosen to stick with the standard ATX form factor for MPOWER, unlike other motherboards in the OC series which use E-ATX. This will please those with smaller cases that still want to have access to a Z97 motherboard which focusses on overclocking.

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