Jan 27, 2012 Written by: MarshallR

Rampage IV GENE Unboxing

The Rampage IV GENE launched earlier this month, and if you're thinking about building a micro ATX monster of a system but are wondering what else  you get with the GENE - below we're unboxing it to show you what else you get in its bundle.

If you're looking for an overview of the board itself, check out our previous article here.

Let us know if you'd like to know any more about the Rampage IV GENE, in the forums.

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First of all - the box itself. You'll notice it's square unlike most motherboard boxes. That's because it mirrors the micro ATX board inside which is also square: 244 mm × 244 mm (9.6 in × 9.6 in). You'll note on the corner it shows itself as being PCIe 3.0 Ready. With the latest UEFI BIOS updates PCI-Express 3.0 is enabled for Radeon HD 7000 series and future Nvidia series graphics cards, so be sure to update with BIOS Flashback or other included BIOS updating tools.

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Some info inside the lip of all its features: including Supreme FX III, Extreme Engine DIGI+ II, ROG Connect and MemTweakIt.

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Bundled software includes DAEMON Tools Pro Standard, Kaspersky Anti-Virus and CPU-Z with an ROG skin. Get the latest CPU-Z online on the Rampage IV GENE product page.

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Close up of the top - click to enlarge if you need.

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Ahh now we're inside we can see the board sits proudly on the top, protected from dust by a plastic cover and its own box.

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With the board taken out, underneath the extras are revealed.

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With everything out the box, make sure your work surface is big enough. Six black SATA cables with white tips start this off: four of them have 90 degree ends to make the cables and connectors sit neater if your HDD are stacked.

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The Rampage IV GENE user guide and a separate ROG Connect user guide too. Of course the obligatory case badge to adorn your box is also provided.

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SATA Stickers so you don't get confused which black cable goes to what HDD or optical drive.

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Another ROG sticker for your case side or maybe a desk corner? A door hanger to keep people out when you're raiding dungeons, and an ROG branded SLI connector. CrossFire connectors are provided with graphics cards instead.

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ASUS' Q-shield and front panel adapter pins just above.

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The ROG connect USB cable, plugged into the corresponding white USB header.

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