The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER 2 Intel Z68 Motherboard comes in a retail packaging that looks as though it’s been through battle. Fortunately, it is strictly appearance and the box arrived in great shape. On the front of the packaging we have a few marketing emblems that emphasize the key features. Features such as the Killer E2100 integrated network card, Intel Z68 chipset, PCIe 3.0, and future CPU support for Intel’s 22nm CPU’s are just a few of the key points.
If you felt that the front of the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 didn’t have enough information for you, you’re in luck. There is no shortage of marketing text on the back of the packaging.
Once we remove the outer shell of the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 we have a heavy duty digital camouflage protecting our investment, just don’t drop it or you may not find it again!
Once you open up the interior packaging of the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 you are presented with the first glimpse of the motherboard inside.
Removing the box containing the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 we find yet another box, presumably this box contains the bundle we need to set up the board.
Opening up the final box we first find a poster with a couple of rather intimidating characters on it.
Once we remove the GIGABYTE G1 Killer poster and stickers we can see that the bundle is well organized and laid out inside the box. The box is broken down into four compartments that aids in keeping it all organized through the shipping process.
The bundle that tags along with the GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 has everything that you will need to set up your system. When we break down the bundle to see what we get we find, four SATA cables, I/O shield, SLI bridge, poster, case decals, manuals, driver disk, and a Front Access Control Panel.
Taking a closer look at the Front Access Control Panel, we can see that it has a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, eSATA, as well a quick boost button. I don’t know about you but I’m excited to see how well the quick boost button on the G1.SNIPER2 works!