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Old 07-03-2008, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure on this but I believe the difference between an OEM cpu and a Retail cpu is that the Retail comes with a heatsink/fan/or something of that sort while the OEM does not?

If I plan on getting a heatsink (xigmatek rifle) with my build does it make more sense to buy the OEM cpu version?
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I'm not sure on this but I believe the difference between an OEM cpu and a Retail cpu is that the Retail comes with a heatsink/fan/or something of that sort while the OEM does not?

If I plan on getting a heatsink (xigmatek rifle) with my build does it make more sense to buy the OEM cpu version?
Yeah dude if that's the case then save a few dollars and buy your CPU OEM.
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OEM usually will not come w/ manufacterer things like CD's, extra software, things like that. For a CPU that usually means no heatsink or thermal paste.
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OEM usually will not come w/ manufacterer things like CD's, extra software, things like that. For a CPU that usually means no heatsink or thermal paste.
Then again how many CPU's come with CD's?
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oem cpu's also have less warranty than retail. there usually only a few dollars cheaper neways not saving much
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i just picked up a Q6600 oem, all you get is the chip but i got a Freezer 7 PRO as well so it works out £5 more expencive but i got a fan thats better then the retail version
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When you buy Aftermarket coolers you really don't need the Retail version, since you have no use of the Stock Cooler, unless you sell it on eBay for like $5 (if somebody even buys it for that much), but if you lap it you can sell it for more
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lol i just buy the retail because its not much more and availability is not great in australia.
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