Packaging & Contents
The block comes in a larger than average black box packed full with accessories.
The block is wrapped and protected very well bubble wrap as can be seen here:
An extremely generous accessories package that comes with all the basic intel socket options as well as studs for the new 2011 socket that are very nice. While I didn’t use the as-shipped thumb-nuts, I believe the idea is to take the lower larger nut off the standard screws and thread them onto the 2011 studs. The studs are a nice black color which retains the overall cleaner look.
The instruction manual is very well described for 1155 systems, but I did find it a bit lacking for 2011 platform installations. Being that it’s a block and not all that complex, I think most would figure it out ok.
The overall packaging was done well, and all the parts came well protected for shipping.