Both the Antec Kuhler 650 and the 1250 come in very similar packaging with one main difference, the size. The 1250 has a larger box due to having a 240mm radiator compared to the 120mm radiator equipped on the 650. Both boxes have a black design with a blue rim. The illustrations of the coolers themselves have a mystifying blue glow which looks very stylish in my opinion. Relevant information such as the model number, brand and even the supported sockets is in clear view on the front
The rear has information regarding the different components which make up the Kuhler 650 & 1250. These include preinstalled fans, copper base plate on the CPU block even down to the illumination of the block itself. It follows the same colour scheme and design as the rest of the box.
Upon opening the packaging, both the Antec Kuhler 650 and Kuhler 1250 have pretty much identical set-ups. Both include an installation guide and come in clear plastic bags encased inside brown cardboard packaging. This helps to reduce damage during transit and the plastic bag ensures dust is kept to a minimum.
In terms of bundle, the Antec Kuhler 650 & 1250 both include installation guides and fully comprehensive mounting kits but both coolers have 1 different accessory each; the 650 comes with an Antec designed stand-off to help with airflow and the 1250 comes with a software installation disc for their Antec Grid software, which the 650 doesn’t support.