Today, i'm gonna show you guys something that you may have never seen before... ... Okay fine, maybe some of you have seen it already(why didn't i make this thread sooner ). Saw this on taobao months ago but only picked up a 4870HQ after my 2670 v2+X79 combo started crapping out on me. So apparently, some guys in China have managed to adapt some BGA 1364 CPUS to fit the LGA 1150 socket, namely some Haswell and Crystal Well CPUs have been adapted. Prices start at ¥458 for a low-end i5 4200H(basically an i3) to ¥1159 for an i7 4980HQ.     The CPU and what's included:   Some Evidence:   Specifications: CPU: Intel Core i7 4870HQ 2.5Ghz GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 980ti G1 Gaming(stock) Ram: Geil Evo Potenza 2x8GB 2400Mhz(running at 1600Mhz) Benchmarks:   Available CPUs: Haswell: i5-4200H i5-4210H i7-4700HQ i7-4702HQ i7-4710HQ i7-4712HQ i7-4720HQ   Crystal Well:  i7-4750HQ* i7-4760HQ(ES only)  i7-4770HQ* i7-4850HQ* i7-4860HQ* i7-4870HQ* i7-4950HQ* i7-4960HQ i7-4980HQ * retail and ES    Seller's Website: https://shop33776908.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.67002e8dLn2Y1h&user_number_id=38452638   Note that as the CPU is 0.8mm taller than a normal LGA1150 CPU, you may need to use the metal nut that is included to raise the screw holding the Hold-Down plate to allow some motherboards to properly install the CPU. All Gigabyte motherboards WILL NOT ACCEPT CPUS with an Crystal Well CPUs so avoid those, all other motherboards should work just fine(don't quote me on that...). There's also no golden triangle on the CPU so double check if you installed it properly(it really only goes in one way due to the notches but eh ).  @LinusTech just in case you're interested...