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Holy crap! i was at a local computer store and found something really amazing!

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Well since i am comming from amd and don't know much about intel cpus' i am not sure if this is amazing or just ordinary.

I was looking for 2600ks just to look since i had already bought mine... and the guy that owned the store showed me one that was for sale and he put it in a test bench to show me it's performance... He said it was an engineering sample

I don't know what that means exactly but... the thing did 5.1ghz with 51 multi 100 base clock and at 1.188v!!
Prime95 stable

Now comming from amd where i needed 1.5v to get 4ghz, this seems amazing to me! He offered to sell it to me for 389 dollars... Should i do it? It has no warranty or anything... OEM

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It does seem that the cpu-z is faulty and i will come back with a result as soon as i get back to the guy....
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/18/11 at 7:01pm
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Only if its the one he showed you. Because not every chip will overclock the same. Unless you really want an i7 2600K.
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He offered to sell it to me for 389 dollars... Should i do it? It has no warranty or anything... OEM
Get some proper benchmarks on many different softwares first...
doesnt sound legit
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It's illegal to sell CPU engineering samples.
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Those are some pretty incredible numbers. However, and this might just be me, it seems a little shady and I would be pretty reluctant to get anything without a warranty, but that's just because I'm not in a financial situation to lose that kind of investment.

However, if you have the cash to pick up another 2600k should that one fail, I think you should take advantage of that potential. I certainly would.
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It's illegal to sell CPU engineering samples.
Yet it blatantly happens every day on ebay.
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it's illegal to sell cpu engineering samples.
get it
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Pay a premium for an ES? Pass. I'd take my chances on a retail CPU.
 
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It's illegal to sell CPU engineering samples.
what is an engineering sample
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It's illegal to sell CPU engineering samples.
Pssshhhtttt, unless the police are stalking him right now and watch him buy it there is a low chance they will ever find out...
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