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Old 27-12-16, 01:55 PM
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CeX - The joys of the second hand CPU market

Have you heard of CeX? The UK retailer which currently offers second hand i7 6700K CPUs for just £205.



Read more on CeX's great CPU prices.

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Yeah I've been hearing about this on other forums. It seems they have them priced quite low, bringing them back in line with what Intel should really be charging for them.

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Old 27-12-16, 02:14 PM
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Yeah I've been hearing about this on other forums. It seems they have them priced quite low, bringing them back in line with what Intel should really be charging for them.

S'all good man.
Yeah, I have been meaning to mention them for a while. Love consumer-oriented content like this, helping people learn more how to find good deals.
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They actually do a good warranty on secondhand components I think its 2 years IIRC
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Old 27-12-16, 02:25 PM
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They actually do a good warranty on secondhand components I thinks its 2 years IIRC
Aye, the warranty is brilliant on CEX, especially when compared to other second hand sellers. Much easier to deal with than on Ebay.

Have had to get a CPU replaced from them before, just walked into my local CeX in belfast and was in and out very quickly.

Had them show me every CPU they had and they had a old Pentium 4, the same one as I use on my keyring. The guy on the till had a good laugh when I showed him that.
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A company in China has been making 2011 X79 boards.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Intel-...QAAOSwmLlX~PwJ

That's just an example. There are a few different flavours of it on Ebay, some cheaper some more expensive but with that an a Xeon 2670 you get an awful lot of performance for around £200.

At first I thought the boards were maybe fake or something but no, they actually check out. Few vids on Youtube none of them English sadly.

My advice is find one with VRM cooling as some of them do not have it. Whether or not it would be terribly important on a 2670? not sure. I know the Xeons are binned for low volts and low heat, that is why they only use about 100w max.

Mine is a V2, so Ivy, and never uses more than 1.0v. Ever. Most of the time it idles around 0.7v. That's why Xeons are expensive, because they are binned and picked for low heat and volts.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-X79-...YAAOSwOtdYU-lA

That is the cheaper version with no VRM cooling. Not bad for £200 all in for board and CPU IMO.
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Shame there's no i7 970's on there be a nice boost to my i7 920 although it still works fine for me.
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Shame there's no i7 970's on there be a nice boost to my i7 920 although it still works fine for me.
What board do you have?
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What board do you have?
X58 Asus P6TD Deluxe. I saw on ebay recently someone with a i7 970 in Lithuania for about £160 I believe. Also seen i7 980x's but only in America and Taiwan.
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X58 Asus P6TD Deluxe. I saw on ebay recently someone with a i7 970 in Lithuania for about £160 I believe. Also seen i7 980x's but only in America and Taiwan.
Noooo don't do that dude !!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Xeon...oAAOSwIgNXke3z

There you go, 980x for £50. Just make sure you are on the latest bios. They overclock like stink too, having been binned.
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