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I see everywhere that i5 8400 is out of stock which is no surprise as they are probably the best-bang-for-buck CPUs in the market. However I have come across a few 8600k that are fairly priced and are in stock BUT they are the non-boxed edition. Now I read on internet that these CPUs don't have the manufacturer's warranty but on the local store, it shows that the CPU will have a 3 years bring-in warranty. What kind of CPUs are these? Are they worth buying at all without manufacturer's warranty?
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The 3 year warranty listed for the local store could be their own in store warranty but according to Intel, if it isn't boxed, no manufacturer warranty.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024255/processors.html

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005721/processors.html

IMO, it's a flip of a coin. If the store is advertising a warranty with the product, I would think they would honor it. There may be others who say go for it, but I wouldn't buy it unless I was for sure it is warrantied. I have seen faulty and dead chips straight out of the box.
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The store offers 30 days bring in out of the box dead warranty too biggrin.gif

But I am just not sure...Though it is $40 cheaper than the actual boxed one. and $50 more than i5 8400 (waiting time is 6-8 weeks for 8400)
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