Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO Motherboard Review :: Intel DX58SO Bundle

12-28-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard
  • Cooling fan for NB
  • Intel Smackover badge
  • Ghost Recon 2 Advanced Warfighter
  • Intel Driver CD
  • 4 low profile right angle SATA cables
  • IO Plate
  • Mounting screws
  • Far Cry 2

Intel sent this motherboard as part of the Core i7 System Kit. Therefore, the retail packaging was not included with the motherboard. The bundled hardware listed is from Intel's hardware bundle listed on their website. The low-profile right angle SATA cables are perfect for this board as the SATA ports would be blocked by a HD4870 or GTX 280 video card. The Smackover badge is a cool addition that can be installed on the heatsink.


Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO Motherboard Review System kit

System kit

Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO Motherboard Review Board with Quick Install Guide

Board with Quick Install Guide


Software bundles on an Intel motherboard? Intel lists Far Cry 2 as part of the retail bundle on their website and Newegg actually shows a copy of Ghost Recon 2 Advanced Warfighter as part of the bundle. Considering that GRAW 2 is a bit old, the inclusion is probably a Newegg exclusive. Intel generally bundles a variety of software with their boards and this one is no different. The list of included software is: Intel Desktop Control Center, Intel Desktop Utilities, Intel Integrator Assistant, Intel Integrator Toolkit, Acronis True Image 11 Home, CyberLink Live Premium, Diskeeper Home Edition, DivX Pro for Windows, Dolby Control Center, Norton 360, and PLAYXPERT In-game platform.