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on staples.com they have a version of the i7 4770k inside a box and a i7 4770k just the processor it self . is there a difference from these models ? or is it just the way they have the i7 4770k's advertised on there website one with a picture of the intel box and one with out ?
    
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The one without the box should be an OEM one. They come without a Heatsink and Fan. Otherwise, they're identical.
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The one without the box should be an OEM one. They come without a Heatsink and Fan. Otherwise, they're identical.

Performance wise they are the same.
OEM cpus come with no heatsink and 1 year warranty
Retail cpus cine with heatsink and 3 year warranty.
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Yes I will never buy oem cpu again. I had a Celeron OEM price difference was like $5 and the thing died like 1 month after 1 year. Are you price matching the microcenter price? If so its only the retail one anyways.
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Performance wise they are the same.
OEM cpus come with no heatsink and 1 year warranty
Retail cpus cine with heatsink and 3 year warranty.
then I ordered the oem version because that's the one that they price matched micro center with . so the version micro center is selling for $250 is the oem version . will the package the oem version comes in look totally different ?
    
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Performance wise they are the same.
OEM cpus come with no heatsink and 1 year warranty
Retail cpus cine with heatsink and 3 year warranty.

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then I ordered the oem version because that's the one that they price matched micro center with . so the version micro center is selling for $250 is the oem version . will the package the oem version comes in look totally different ?

OEM doesn't come in a package, its either in a plastic tray and in a brown box with bubble wrap or just a cpu in a brown box in bubble wrap.
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Yes I will never buy oem cpu again. I had a Celeron OEM price difference was like $5 and the thing died like 1 month after 1 year. Are you price matching the microcenter price? If so its only the retail one anyways.
yes they price matched micro center but the one that they price matched micro center with was the one with just the picture of the cpu . are both the versions of the i7 4770k on staples.com the same retail version ?
    
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then I ordered the oem version because that's the one that they price matched micro center with . so the version micro center is selling for $250 is the oem version . will the package the oem version comes in look totally different ?

Yes, my oem cpus come in a tiny bland brown box the size of a stamp.

Also i wouldnt buy a sandy/ivy/haswell retail for the 3 year warranty over an oem cpu, since its virtually impossible to kill ine of those cpus. Unless you delid it or run stupid voktage it wont die, they are very resilient.

Also more oftan than not when a cpu for sale is just a picture of a intel cpu its oem, when its picture is a blue Intel box its retail.
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Performance wise they are the same.
OEM cpus come with no heatsink and 1 year warranty
Retail cpus cine with heatsink and 3 year warranty.
then I ordered the oem version because that's the one that they price matched micro center with . so the version micro center is selling for $250 is the oem version . will the package the oem version comes in look totally different ?

They price matched the wrong item then and in their favor too. I would try and call back and see if you can get the retail as having the 3 year warranty is better. They are doing a great service by price matching MC so I wouldn't make too much of a fuss about it as its pretty good deal otherwise.
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Performance wise they are the same.
OEM cpus come with no heatsink and 1 year warranty
Retail cpus cine with heatsink and 3 year warranty.

Thanks for clearing that up mate!
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