Originally Posted by timxirish
Yeah, originally I was going to get a CCBWE from the guy, but it had a somewhat big gouge in it (big, if you're all about better heatsink to cpu contact). I wasn't feeling up to lapping that cpu just yet (maybe eventually?), so I took the CCB1E for that reason, and the fact that it had a good reputation.
Oh, and I should be able to get >= 2800 on this cpu.. CCB1E 0550VPMW
Pics of the two 165's the guy had:
Hard to say if that gouge on the IHS would make a difference, to be honest.
The core die sits in the middle of the PCB, and well away from where that gouge is. On the other hand, that would definitely mean a huge gap between the mating surfaces (HSF base and IHS), and if there's no contact, heat transference would likely be compromised.
At any rate, better to stack as many cards in the deck in your favor, no?
I'd have chosen the CCB1E, as well.