ASUS includes everything you need to get the board going, including with some added nice to have components.
The X99-Deluxe's manual is what we've come to expect from ASUS, well written and thorough. All board setup information and board functionality are covered. The installation disc comes with all the drivers, applications, and utilities necessary to get the board operational.
The rear panel shield is flat black with white lettering, making it easy to read. ASUS outlined the BIOS Flashback USB port with a green boarder to make it easy to identifier as well.
ASUS included eight 6 Gb/s rated SATA cables for use with the integrated SATA ports. The cables have integrated port locks with a mix of straight and angled connectors. Note that no SATA Express cables are included with the board.
For multi-GPU use, ASUS included a single ASUS-branded three-way NVIDIA SLI cable only.
For use with the on-board front panel and USB 2.0 headers, ASUS included their Q-Connector header plugs. You simply plug the front panel or USB 2.0 port plugs into the Q-Connector blocks, then plug the Q-Connector blocks into the appropriate board header. It makes the installation of the front panel plugs much easier.
For attaching to wireless and Bluetooth-based networks, ASUS included their triple-plug antennae with gold-plated screw-in connectors. The antennae can be used in a flat or upright orientation with its surface optimized for broadcast and reception of 802.11ac type signals.
ASUS included a single temperature monitor cable. You simply plug it in to the on board header and place the thermistor where you would like to collect temperature reading from.
The included Fan Extension Card extends the fan control and monitoring capabilities of the board, adding three additional 4-pin fan and 2-pin temperature headers to the board. The external PCB connects to the board via the included proprietary cable. The board is powered by the on board MOLEX port.
The ASUS Hyper M2 X4 card gives access to a second PCI-Express based M.2 slot with up to x4 bandwidth for the slot. You simply plug the card into a free PCI-Express slot on the board after inserting an M.2 SSD into the adapter slot and boot your system. There are no special driver requirements to use this card with the system.
The M.2 bracket can be used for extra support of an M.2 device installed into the on board M.2 slot. ASUS designed the M.2 slot so that the card sits vertically to save on space, requiring the use of the included bracket to prevent SSD or slot damage. The M.2 SSD is held in place with a rubber snap plug, while the bracket is held with two screws mounted from underneath the board.
ASUS also includes a series-branded case sticker to adorn your case with.