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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Yes, it is. Morally you are stealing. It's immature and irresponsible. You broke it, it's your fault, and you won't take responsibility.



Sure, but that's why there are restocking fees and hire prices for everyone. It's sad people feel entitled to this sort of thing.

You could try the CPU still but pictures might be good so we can see the damage. Don't want to mess up your motherboard.
+1 all the way. There is no moral relativism here; it's a black and white issue. Wrong is wrong regardless.

@OP Glad to hear no harm done. It won't effect the chip performance.
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i'll be more careful next time
hehe, but seriously i will.
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I did too! I'm not sure how, though. I'm not even 100% sure it's the CPU, but that's looking like the most likely thing right now.
    
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Now OC it and fold 24/7
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Now OC it and fold 24/7
energy bills would probably too high. XD
fold for a few hours every other day?
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post #46 of 86
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Well you're not going to juggle a CPU ever again are you.

Sorry to say it but if you let a CPU get more than a few inches off your work bench, "you're doing it wrong". You need to be adult enough to lump the cost for your own mistake.

A CPU has two homes one is in the packaging and the other is in the mother board and a CPU takes the shortest path between the two.
Before you say I'm a hipocate, I've lost a $2,000 Server chip to that exact problem, I came clean and the Intel rep was very good about it (cost me $1200).

IEATFISH is dead on, be honest and cop it on the chin.

At least test the Efffing thing.
This. The very first time I built a system, there was NO WAY IN HELL I was going to let ANYTHING happen to the processor I just paid hundreds of dollars for. I didn't even open the box until it was time to put it into the socket. It was out without protection for maybe 3 seconds, and if it fell it would have fallen the width of the case at the most.

Also, run a benchmark or two. If it works, it is most likely fine. I suppose it also depends on what the damaged contacts do. If they are for the integrated graphics but you dont use them, the damage might never have an effect. A stress test would ensure that all the circuits on the CPU portion are working or they would come up with errors (and your CPU probably wouldnt be running).
    
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This. The very first time I built a system, there was NO WAY IN HELL I was going to let ANYTHING happen to the processor I just paid hundreds of dollars for. I didn't even open the box until it was time to put it into the socket. It was out without protection for maybe 3 seconds, and if it fell it would have fallen the width of the case at the most.

Also, run a benchmark or two. If it works, it is most likely fine. I suppose it also depends on what the damaged contacts do. If they are for the integrated graphics but you dont use them, the damage might never have an effect. A stress test would ensure that all the circuits on the CPU portion are working or they would come up with errors (and your CPU probably wouldnt be running).
Look dude, its not a newborn.

Its some silicon and some nickel/copper.
    
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Get down off your high horses. He's not stealing from a bloody church. If he's able to RMA a product by omitting parts of the truth of what happened to it then it's Newegg's responsibility to tighten their RMA policy. If he's denied service in the future for omitting elements of the truth, then the OP is responsible for the consequences. $200 may not seem like a lot of money to some people but to other, usually younger members it's a mountain of (hopefully) hard-earned money. As important as it is to support businesses like Newegg which enable most of us to continue our hobby, it's equally important that we support the hobby's members as well. This situation is different from malicious fraud where someone tries to burn money out of a company to their own benefit, because of intent. His intent is to enjoy a product he paid for, not to exploit the company.

EDIT: Read the issue is resolved, glad to hear it.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/13/11 at 6:27pm
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Who are you to do that?

It's his own moral decision. You have zero right to be interfering with it.
I'm guessing people from Colorado don't know what a joke is.
 
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Look dude, its not a newborn.

Its some silicon and some nickel/copper.
I would juggle nickel/copper and not give it a second though. Accidents happen, and this is one instance where I was not taking a single chance, no matter how small. There is no reason why you need to have it out for an extended period of time and it just increases the chance for something to happen to it. There is a greater risk to the processor the small amount of time that it is out in the open than the entire time that it is inside the compuer. Its not like I inconvenienced myself by leaving it in the box until I put it in the socket, so there really is no downside to being carefull in this case.
    
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