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So I found this listed on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2550K-3-4-GHz-LGA-1155-Quad-Core-CPU-100MHz-faster-than-i5-2500K-/281112804817?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item4173a0fdd1

I was thinking of getting one for folding to replace my Phenom II system.
Now a new 2500K goes for £170 on Amazon.

£122 posted for a 2550K seems like a good deal but I have a few questions.
The post says 'This is a new item (tray) and in excellent working condition.'

What does a 'tray item' mean?

Does that just mean it was purchased as part of a batch?



Many thanks.
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Usually means that it has no heatsink - the 2550k has no iGPU so remember that as well (though it shouldn't be an issue as you have a dedicated GPU)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Usually means that it has no heatsink - the 2550k has no iGPU so remember that as well (though it shouldn't be an issue as you have a dedicated GPU)

Thanks for the reply - It's not a problem for me about the heatsink and gpu. smile.gif

I was also wondering why the one available on ebay was much cheaper than a new unit?
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