I purchased a new motherboard and RAM and grabbed my shopping bags from the car.
When tried to get out of the car, the contents fell from a short distance of 50 - 60cm to the ground.
Everything was still inside the boxes/packaging. Do you think the hardware is alright? I don't see any visible signs of damage; the boxes are not damaged.
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I would suspect that the motherboard is fine if the box doesnt look to bad. Take motherboard out and look. They are packaged decent in the boxes.
ASUS motherboard packaging is pretty good, so I wouldn't be too worried based on what you described. They expect the boxed boards to be shipped out to customers and the handling they get by the shipping companies is often not particularly gentle.
I once had a motherboard (not an ASUS board) arrive with a large footprint on the top of the box and the box literally soaking wet. That one got sent back, and another was dispatched with overnight shipping. That was an extreme case, but an example of the couriers not doing a good job.