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OEM Vs. Retail CPU's

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Vietnow, Mar 12, 2011.

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    OEM = processor only, no heatsink/fan
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    1. Packaging and accessories: The heatsink and fan aren't included in OEM CPU's, so you'd have to buy a separate one. Also, it's most likely you don't get a box with it.
    2. Price: OEM CPU's are cheaper than the retail ones.
    3. Warranty length: The OEM CPU that you listed only has a 30 day warranty. The retail one has a 3 year warranty, but unless you're a hardcore overclocker, that won't matter.
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    I would recommend getting a Phenom II 9** series not the 820/840
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    +1 thats the only thing that really matters.
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    i have seen one cpu fail ever and that was when a power surge blew the PSU motherboard, cpu and ram. a cpu warrenty is something i have never worried about.

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