In my experience of retail CPUs, you get:
1) Instruction manual, warranty information, etc
2) CPU (obviously)
3) Heatsink and Fan - normally with thermal pads, opposed to thermal paste
4) In my experience of Intel CPUs, you get a case badge. That's as far as it goes for goodies, lol :smile:
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On a Intel Boxed CPU you will get the processor, warranty information, and in most cases a stock HSF (heatsink/fan). The Intel Boxed processors have a 3 year warranty on them while the tray/OEM have a 1 year warranty on them.