Packaging arrives with the black and yellow theme
Since the MPOWER series belongs to MSIs overclocking category, our motherboard arrives in a large black and yellow box. This theme is recognised as MSIs 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
SLI Bridge: 2-way
6x SATA 3 (6G) cables
Rear IO shield
Quick connect adapter
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 MSIs overclocking products. The styling is rather engaging, it catches the eye and we applaud MSI for their efforts its 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.