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Fake Core i7-990X Surfaces on Forums

Do you buy used processors?

  • Yes

    Votes: 32 55.2%
  • No

    Votes: 26 44.8%

  • Total voters
    58

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#27
i think he meant pads
 
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#28
Where in the world did the buyer go to find this.... this seems like the kind of deal you would get in a dark alley....
 
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#29
craigslist? ebay? some forum hosted on a guys basement pc? china? who knows.. (except the seller and buyer) youd think the buyer would say where he got it to warn others... unless he's trolling and the thread about getting a fake cpu is a fake.
 
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#31
I would be really interested in the answer to... where did he get them; as, they used the term "any of them", insinuating more than one or two.

IMO, he/she may be, possibly, a cop/FBI, Intel Security, bencher, retailer or reseller, because of the last post burrasa had made:

Re: What type of Socket and CPU architecture is this i7 990x? a FAKE CPU?

Robert, seems you were right despite my initial skepticism, I think its like this - its a fake, some one has printed the i7 990x information on the LGA 775 socket processor. Could this be done so well anywhere else but the Intel factory? As we have not been able to fire any of them up yet DOA, I dont know any more than that.
Whatever it is, lookout, there may be a few out in the market.
 
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#32
Trolololed
 

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#33
Meh...back here in my country there's alot of ppl and unfortunately store that can't differ between C2D and a dual core...i once saw there's a store selling an E5700 for a price of E7500 just because the numbers resemblance and the fact that both has two cores in it.
 
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#34
Reminds me of the i7 920 debacle on NewEgg.
 
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#36
Never seen the Samsung HDD rip off before.
 
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#37
it was news from ages ago, not to mention, those fake graphics card labels lol (8400GS cards labeled as 9600GT, 9800GT etc, it shows up as 9xxx card in GPU-Z but when detecting the TMUs, memory and bandwidth it reveals its base is from a very weak card)
 
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#39
LOL... poor buyer... but holy crap, that isnt obvious the size of the writing on there is WAY different than others?
 
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#40
To me the scuff mark's from sanding were a giveaway, how can a lapped CPU still have all of it's identity marking's? :eek:

Dude that HDD scam look's pretty bad! :shadedshu