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Old 07-09-2008, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it safe to buy open box processors off of newegg?

Title says it all... I want to buy
Newegg.com - Open Box: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
because its about 50 bucks cheaper than the retail, and I'm about 99% sure it actually comes with the fan and heat sink even though the open box return policy tells me that I will receive an OEM item.

Has anyone ever had any trouble with open box products they have ordered from newegg?
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why would you want the fan and heat sink?
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I don't have any experience with Newegg but personally I wouldn't trust anything that is "open box". Sure you should be able to return it in the event that it doesn't work, but I'd rather pay the extra $50 to make sure I have a brand new, unopened and sealed processor.
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why would you want the fan and heat sink?
so i can keep the pcu cooler?
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Don't get it, those are ones that are refunded, so that means most of those are B3 Revisions or G0's with High VIDs
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so i can keep the pcu cooler?
Except the stock HSF sucks?? The whole point of buying a Q6600 is so you can overclock it to 3.6 Ghz.......
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Or around the 3.2ghz (but if you don't get there... please don't whine!! I've really had enough of the whining babies that complain and question our Techsavvyness if they can't get to a certain speed)
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I'm not throwing stones at Newegg, but in my experience at other companies there are bound to be a few refunded items that don't work, yet they'll sell them anyway, either through poor testing, negligence or just plain dodgy-dealing.
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thanks guys. ive decided to spring the extra 50 bucks and be safe.
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good choice.. there will be a handful of open box proc's that were returned because the buyer didn't make the FSB connection and had an older mobo that didn't support the q6600's fsb, or they saw something on sale and decided to go with that. but most of the time it would be returns from b3 or high vid.
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