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I'm upgrading my Xeon to a 970. Before you scream at me to get Sandy Bridge instead it's only costing me $110. We just got a bunch of these in at work for our workstations (60 retail boxes) I can't pull them out and bin them myself but I can buy them for what my boss paid ($110 ea) and look at batch numbers.

Any particularly legendary batches OCN knows of?

 
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I've only heard of 2 batches that are better than normal. 3018A860 and 3014B194
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^
Tru dat.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ban916 View Post
I've only heard of 2 batches that are better than normal. 3018A860 and 3014B194
Freaking epic, I picked up a 3014B194
 
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post #5 of 9
You lucky bugger, I've never thought of checking my batch.
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Hey guys, I just picked up a 970 off the net. The batch # is 3032a342. I already did some googling and no joy. Anyone know anywhere else I can check?
    
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post #7 of 9
Give me a 970 for $110 lol!
post #8 of 9
Yeah I'm with him, are there any left? I'd be more than happy to pay a little extra too.
    
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post #9 of 9
mine is batch 3035B668 maybe thats why it sucks
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