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Should I risk buying a QS CPU off of ebay??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

In the beginning of the year I had high hopes for a E5-2630 v4 engineering sample I bought off ebay. After about a month everything went to **** and I had return all the stuff I had bought with a loss of some money. Now being my stupid self, I read a thread regarding qualification sample cpus and saw that they are closely related to the production CPUs. Then I saw this CPU... should I take the plunge and buy it or just wait for zen or something? 



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Ryzen 7 1700 3.9ghz @1.33125v Cinebench Scores Best:1750cb Average: 1735cb

Asrock X370 SLI/AC  SOLD

Evga GTX 560 Ti 1gb    Just got a EVGA GTX 780 HydroCopper

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Corsair RM850

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MSI P67-GD55  Sold to fund my gpu

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Thermaltake Toughpower 750 watt

Cooler Master T4

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2 hours ago, This kid builds pc said:


Yeah, the ES chips are pretty risky. I did luck out with my ES xeon, but I'm not sure how much better the QS chips are. Do note some features might be disabled (Some ES chips do not turbo boost at all)

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You really don't know what's been done to an ES chip before you buy it.  If you had a friend who worked for a manufacturer of computer equipment or a software developer and had an ES CPU to sell that was the same as a release stepping, and said chip wasn't abused during the 'engineering'  process -- then I'd be perfectly comfortable with such a chip from a technical point of view (although there are certainly some who may argue that such chips are 'stolen' property!).


But some random ES chip salvaged out of some Chinese electronics recycling dump?  Lol. 

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