You can find them cheaper than that. Roughly 5-600. Km tempted to pick one up for gigglesIf you cant wait, these are genuine. 16 core for under 500 isnt something to sneeze at.
I9-7960X SR3RR X-series Processor 16 Cores 32 Threads 2.8GHz FCLGA2066. I9-7940X SR3RQ X-series Processor 14 Cores 38 Threads 3.1GHz FCLGA2066. i9-7920X SR3NG X-series Processor 12 Cores 24 Threads 2.9GHz FCLGA2066.www.ebay.com
There Are also some 18 core i9 7980s for about $700.