Included ExtrasAsus motherboards have continued to push the norms when it comes to the amount of included extras that are stashed in the retail packaging. When buying an Asus motherboard you can almost be assured to have all the cables and adapters you’d need to get up and running with your new system build.
Asus has your back when it comes to storage cables by including six SATA cables including two right angle connectors as well as a standard IDE and floppy cable. The I/O shield is included to adapt your PC enclosure to the Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard.
The rest of the package with the Asus P5E3 Deluxe includes a lot of additional “fluff” to spice up you purchase. Besides the standard driver CD, manual and installation guide and single Firewire/USB 2.0 dongle you get the Asus Q-Connectors, two wireless networking antennas, two heatpipe fin fans and an IR remote for media player functionality. Shew!
One interesting note on the I/O shield is that it uses a different style of shielding for connections, probably because of the dual wireless networks that the board offers. The back of this piece is some kind of foil / foam padding.