The V8 comes in a simple but informative and glossy cardboard box.
Here is the face of the package. Sense the dominating power of the V8 as it towers in front of you, and simply feel the performance by tracing the "V8" with your fingertips...
Shown here are the compatible processor socket types: Core 2 Quad, Extreme, Duo, Phenom, Athlon FX 64 and Athlon X2 64.
And as always, the specifications are printed out on the back. I will go into more detail on this in a few moments.
Let's open the box up and see the contents. Straight out we have the V8 in its plastic protective mold, a very finely detailed instruction manual, and the typical box of mounting brackets.
Here are the mounting brackets for Intel's LGA775 and AMD's 754, 939, 940, and AM2 sockets. As well, we are supplied with a rear I/O plate that fits the fan controller, which is a valuable asset to any heat sink.
Moving on to the specifications...