Box & Bundle
The packaging of the 770-C45 doesn’t so much scream of cutting-edge but more of practicality with the board being part of the ‘classic series’. The green exterior ties in well with the power-saving Active Phase Switching which, along with the Easy OC Switch and AM3 badges, is positioned near the bottom. MSI have also teamed up with Norton by the looks of things though I’ll save my opinion on the anti-virus firm for another day, as they are not too complimentary.
The board is designed for AMD Phenom II or Athlon processors, both of which are 45nm as well as using the 770 chipset
The back provides a multitude of information from the specifications to the features and an image of the I/O ports. Again a number of badges find themselves situated in a row at the bottom including one for the AMD Phenom II X4 which of course is one of the higher end CPUs compatible with this board.
In terms of accessories, we don’t find anything out of the ordinary but the actual amount of accessories seems a little lacking. Of course we have the user manuals and the driver & utilises CD along with an I/O plate. But in terms of SATA and IDE cables we are presented with just a couple which doesn’t exactly match up with the 6 SATA ports found on the 770-C45.