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Hi guys.

Just wondering if I should go ahead and grab this while I can. Guy is selling this CPU on craigslist for $100, says it works, only 4 months old.

My current rig is a 3570k at 4.25 GHZ, with a GTX 970. Think it'd be a worthwhile upgrade, or perhaps should I just resell it and make a buck?

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
I only buy computer equipment on craigslist that i can verify is working. I have been burned way to many times in the past. The choice is yours but i think it is a big gamble.
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Originally Posted by hiemal View Post

Hi guys.

Just wondering if I should go ahead and grab this while I can. Guy is selling this CPU on craigslist for $100, says it works, only 4 months old.

My current rig is a 3570k at 4.25 GHZ, with a GTX 970. Think it'd be a worthwhile upgrade, or perhaps should I just resell it and make a buck?

Thanks.

It would be a marginal downgrade at best (though realistically you will most likely not notice any difference outside of benchmarks) and would require you to purchase a new motherboard and new memory. Seems silly to do for a slower CPU.

As for trying to "flip" it, if it works, why is he selling it on craigslist for well below market rate when he could get 150 for it on ebay almost instantly? I wouldn't consider it unless I saw it work with my own two eyes.
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Well, to be fair I did also get a GTX 870m for $130 from craigslist, and it's still working.

I'm venturing through this very carefully though. I'm trying to see if it's a delidded/swapped lid processor by checking the warranty but it seems that they're having issues with the numbers.

I'll also ask the seller if he can post some screenies of the CPU actually working, otherwise I'm not going to buy this.
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