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differnce between scythe infinity OEM and RETAIL?

post #1 of 10
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hey im about to order a scythe infinity and a silverstone FM-121 to go with it and some arctic silver-5.. i was wondering what the difference between the Infinity OEM and Infinity RETAIL were? the OEM is 10 dollars cheaper and id like to go that route but dont want to feel cheated because they left something important out.. anyone know the difference?

also, does this sound like a good cooling setup for my CPU so i can OC the crap out of it??
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post #2 of 10
it's open box, so it will only have the fan and cooler probably, hopefully the mounting hardware as welll. i would go with the full one, just in case.
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no one here has bought the OEM version? it shoudl come with the mounting hardware AT LEAST shouldnt it? you mean its open box as in its used?
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post #4 of 10
Usually OEM is cheaper but comes with JUST the product, not manuals or anything. Whatever floats your boat.
post #5 of 10
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Thats open box, it means it was returned by customer. DONT get discouraged, they have to repass he same test that the retail does man..Sometimes they get returned for reasons like, no backplate, or no manual...and then its considered open box. I'd go open box!
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ok i ordered everything OEM version.. 70 dollars for all three items.. the product description says, under Features, tool-free easy installation, so im assuming they wont leave me with the complication of not being able to install it!
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post #7 of 10
I buy openbox from newegg everytime I get a chance. Not once have I been short a part...I'm not saying that it can't happen, just letting you know that usually it's 100% perfect. They can't sell returned items as new.
    
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post #8 of 10
It all depends what your buying when you go open box. Some things are just a big distrust when going OEM. Something like a heatsink I'd say go for it. I bought my Big typhoon basically OEM off somebody else over this site and its like new almost.

If you were buying something like a Video card or CPU or RAM I'd advise against it because they are a lot more fragile and just could become a pain. I bought my nvidia BFG GeForce 7950 GT OC 512MB new and it was still DOA lol so it was a kick in the teeth.

So go with what you feel comfortable with, if your going to be worried don't do it
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post #9 of 10
They say it might be lacking parts just to cover their behinds, that's what you got to remember when it comes to open box products.
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post #10 of 10
Open box means just that. The package has been opened. OEM means origanal equipment manufacturer.These are sold no frills,such as manuals, cables,etc. usually for someone doing multiple builds.
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