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LOL Newegg selling fake Intel CPUs

Discussion in 'General' started by The_Beast, 6 Mar 2010.

  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    mildly amusing but at least theres an honest mistake behind it.
     
  3. o1wish

    o1wish What's a Dremel?

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    Ah but can you eat it?
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    LOL.

    Might be a bit upset if I received one of those, though.. What a silly mistake :)
     
  5. ChromeX

    ChromeX Minimodder

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    Ah i dont know, newegg are being cool about it; I bet any customers who are effected will get a discount to keep them happy.
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Sure, but a discount doesn't really help you at the moment when you're building the rig and find a piece of styrofoam and a printed CPU in the box :)
     
  7. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I can see it now "New i7 cpu doesn't fit"

    Guys I'm trying to put my new cpu in but it just doesn't fit, the pins are broken or something? Help pl0x
     
  8. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    he said honest mistake not tasty Cheesecake
     
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  9. o1wish

    o1wish What's a Dremel?

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    I want to see someone try to mount that :p
     
  10. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    You may well laugh, but apparently someone has been stupid enough to try it before:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2009/09/23/many-a-p55-motherboard/

    Fun factoid of the day: that is the highest-ranked result for a Google search of "cake in CPU socket".
     
  11. dryrice

    dryrice Zestious Knight

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    cool that heatsink can now be used as bath soap
     
  12. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    Demo boxes? What on earth is a demo box? Is that what brick and mortars put on their shelves?
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    One would assume so, yes.

    I laughed, but am entirely unsurprised to hear that it was simply a mistake, rather than a disgruntled employee or something.
     
  14. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Minimodder

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    It's more of a knockoff than a demo box, judging by the fake "factory sealed" sticker and spelling mistakes.
    Also, demo boxes are empty, shipping useless weight is more expensive.
     
  15. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Also the websites ([H]ardOCP and another that picked up on it) are getting letters from D&H distributors lawyers for giving them bad press :wallbash:

    Linky
     
  16. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    People assume that these are far eastern knockoffs, but I'm pretty sure these were made in Stalag Luft III. The heatsink made of soap is a dead giveaway. The real ones are probably propping up a tunnel somewhere.
     

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