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Well i'm planning on getting a 2500k off ebay for 205 no shipping vs 225 on newegg + plus shipping. The one on ebay is completely brand new and unopened and has the same thing the newegg one would have. What i'm concerned about is if it craps on out newegg within 30 days you can get a replacement. If it craps out on ebay there's no returns so i'm wondering will the 3 yr warranty from intel give me a new cpu if something were to happen?
post #2 of 12
I personally would spend that extra $25 to buy it from an authorized dealer so Intel will warrant it if you're so worried it's gonna crap out on you.

Otherwise you're SOL if that CPU goes bad since you bought it essentially second hand with no history as to how that person got it but if it's sealed I would go for it smile.gif
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What do you mean they will warrant it one way instead of the other? The box that i'll get from both ebay and newegg will be the same exact thing, only thing different is newegg's 30 day return versus ebay's no return. You can't tell me that when 30 days passes and it craps out you're SOL on newegg too? What's the point of intel's 3 year warranty(that i'll be getting either way)
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For cpu's Intel requires a receipt from a authorized dealer like Tigerdirect or Newegg.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
For cpu's Intel requires a receipt from a authorized dealer like Tigerdirect or Newegg.
Really...that's a bummer.
post #6 of 12
I've just read Intel's warranty and their support page for processor warranty, and the only relevant information I can find is this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Intel
Please be prepared to provide proof-of-purchase as Intel may request this before processing a warranty request.
Since their warranty period begins at purchase, it's possible that this is just a formality. However, as nbmjhk6 states, they may only honor warranty claims from certain vendors. I've never had to have a chip replaced, so I can't speak from experience, but it may be worth your time to contact Intel and find out for sure what their policy is.
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post #7 of 12
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Yeah I think i'll just go with the egg, seems to save a lot of trouble and I feel safer that way.
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how often do cpu's go bad? I have owned about 25 cpu's. overclocked all of them, even went into the unsafe voltage range and none of them ever died on me.
post #9 of 12
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So you think i should go with ebay? Here's the exact sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/Unlocked-Retail-...item3cb7d4852c
post #10 of 12
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So you think i should go with ebay? Here's the exact sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/Unlocked-Retail-...item3cb7d4852c
I would just pay the extra $25 and have peace of mind. Especially since I have no luck with electronics staying alive for over 2 years
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