Package and Accessories
We are very well familiar with boxes used for Asus mainboards on Intel chipsets. They primarily use blue color scheme, since it is the color of the Intel logo; feature a flip-open front cover, which increases the effective surface size containing detailed info about the mainboard features. This is exactly what the box of Asus P7P55D Deluxe mainboard looks like:
When we speak of the mainboard accessories bundle, we usually stick to enlisting the included accessories and provide a photo of all the items. I don’t think that many readers really take the time to check out every cable and every bracket, because they are all pretty common and have already been photographed many times before. This time we would like to offer you a large photo, because besides the standard set of accessories Asus P7P55D Deluxe also comes with a TurboV Remote control unit. It is an L-shaped panel with buttons that allow you to power on or turn off the PC, select automatic or manual power-saving mode, and most importantly, allows you to quickly switch between one of the three existing settings profiles. For example, you can switch from power-saving mode for Internet surfing to high-performance gaming mode in no time. Moreover, you can use this remote control unit to change the base frequency and even clear CMOS by pressing a special button on the back of TurboV Remote, but these particular features are very unlikely to become very popular. This remote control unit is not a wireless one, which is actually more of an advantage rather than drawback, because this way you won’t lose it. It is convenient to control some multimedia applications from the comfort of your sofa, but TurboV Remote will come in most handy when you are in front of your PC. Besides, its 1.5-meter cable will allow you to find a nice spot for it in close proximity of your system.
Besides the mainboard and TurboV Remote control unit, Asus P7P55D Deluxe also comes with the following accessories:
- PATA cable;
- Six SATA cables with metal locks, three of which feature L-shaped connectors, and the other three – straight ones;
- An additional bracket with an eSATA port and a pair of USB ports for the system back panel;
- Flexible bridge for two-card SLI graphics configurations;
- I/O Shield for the back panel;
- Asus Q-Connector kit for convenient connection of front panel buttons, indicators and USB port;
- User’s manual;
- DVD disk with software and drivers;
- “Powered by Asus” sticker for the system case.
I would like to draw your attention to the additional bracket for the system back panel with an eSATA and two USB ports: we haven’t yet come across a ports combination like that before. The thing is that Asus P7P55D Deluxe also has an IEEE1394 (FireWire) port on the back panel, and no eSATA, that is why they included a bracket like that among the bundled accessories.
As a result, we can conclude that Asus P7P55D Deluxe mainboard has a nice set of useful accessories and a TurboV Remote unit. We can hardly consider this remote control unit a primary essential, but it is definitely a handy device: there will definitely be users working with it on a regular basis. Besides, it is one of the peculiar features that distinguish a Deluxe mainboard from the rest of the models in the lineup.