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Hey guys (and girls...)

Just taking a look at the 3930K I'm looking at getting to go with my RIVE, should I go OEM or stick to Retail. Have any of you bought OEM CPUs in the past, and if so how did it work out for you? Were there any problems if you had to RMA, etc...?

I ask because the price difference between the OEM 3930K and the Retail 3930K is about £44 which essentially pays for more RAM or something.

Should I just fork out the additional and stick with Retail or fo OEM and use the £44 on more RAM?

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post #2 of 9
Is there a warranty difference between the two? usually oem means less of a warranty, no heatsink, or barebones packaging. But its the same physical hardware.
    
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The 3930K, to the best of my knowledge, ships without a heatsink and the warranty on both OEM and Retail says 36 Months Return to Base, meaning I just ship it back to the Retailer (in this case its Scan);

OEM:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enthusiast-unlocked-s-2011-sandy-bridge-six-core-32ghz-12mb-smart-cache-130w-oem

Retail:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enthusiast-unlocked-s-2011-sandy-bridge-six-core-32ghz-12mb-smart-cache-130w-ret

Although they have the wrong images on the box (look at the left side of the Retail box, the first line says "4 Cores / 8-way multitasking processing" lol
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There is no difference between OEM and Retail other then the pretty packaging and extra components, the downside are the warranty's aren't often as good (mostly never the same as retail). If it comes with a good warranty its worth saving a few bucks, otherwise it might be worth the extra money to have a good warranty on such a expensive CPU. Both links say 36 months, if this is manufacture guaranteed warranty then its a no brainier. biggrin.gif
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Found a cheaper Retail version;
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i7-3930K+3.20GHz+%28Sandy+Bridge-E%29+Socket+LGA2011+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=47178

So might just go with that because Scan are out of stock. If they get the 3930K OEM CPU back in stock in time for my build (pencilled in for the 22nd December) then I might get it from Scan, otherwise I'll just go to Aria. They do a 6850 for £99 which is awesome, because I don't really want to invest too much atm in a GPU, waiting for the 7990 in March/April, so I can just get the 6850 for now and then stick it in the Superman Rig in my Sig and crossfire it with the other one thumb.gif

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Yea, buying OEM with newer chips are not much of a problem anymore since Intel removed the pins from the CPU and moved them to the motherboard (smartest thing ever done). So no more worrying about bent or broken pins when it comes to used or oem. The £470 one seems to be the neutral, from british pound £467 to £471 is only a $5 USD raise in price, which isn't much of a big leap, and you get it in retail box to put on your shelf. rolleyes.gif
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Yea, buying OEM with newer chips are not much of a problem anymore since Intel removed the pins from the CPU and moved them to the motherboard (smartest thing ever done). So no more worrying about bent or broken pins when it comes to used or oem. The £470 one seems to be the neutral, from british pound £467 to £471 is only a $5 USD raise in price, which isn't much of a big leap, and you get it in retail box to put on your shelf. rolleyes.gif

That's what I'm thinking. Plus, if I upgrade to IB-E and it is still Socket 2011, then selling the 3930K in a retail box will make life easier as far as shipping is concerned.
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That's what I'm thinking. Plus, if I upgrade to IB-E and it is still Socket 2011, then selling the 3930K in a retail box will make life easier as far as shipping is concerned.

Especially if you open it easy and take the manuals, plastic cpu tray, etc. And put it in a stiff cardboard box, and stick it in the top of your closet. A few years down the line people will be amazed it was bought 2 years ago and the box is still brand spanking new. biggrin.gif It also helps with POP when you say you bought it brand new yourself, they know your not pulling any bullpoopy.

"You know your a nerd when you pay extra for the box..." thumb.gif
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That's what I'm thinking. Plus, if I upgrade to IB-E and it is still Socket 2011, then selling the 3930K in a retail box will make life easier as far as shipping is concerned.

Especially if you open it easy and take the manuals, plastic cpu tray, etc. And put it in a stiff cardboard box, and stick it in the top of your closet. A few years down the line people will be amazed it was bought 2 years ago and the box is still brand spanking new. biggrin.gif It also helps with POP when you say you bought it brand new yourself, they know your not pulling any bullpoopy.

"You know your a nerd when you pay extra for the box..." thumb.gif

That's me right there lachen.gif
EPIC lol just EPIC thumb.gif
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