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Is this cpu used?

So i got this i7 12700k from amazon today in the mail the listing said new (and i payed for new) but when i looked the cpu is in its plastic casing still but is sliding all through its box in that plastic. Which makes me wonder if still is used, it does still have its factory seal on the box. This is the first cpu ive ever gotten so no idea if this is kinda common.

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What concerns you if it is used, and works?

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I don’t see any marks on the heat spreader, looks new to me.

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There's perhaps a possibility of the box opened on the end where the "Intel Factory Sealed" sticker is on the lower picture. See the text gets slightly faded on the portion that wraps around the flap end. 

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25 minutes ago, dizmo said:

What concerns you if it is used, and works?

The concerns is that i bought something new. Would you not care about buying a used car but have it sold to you as a new car and pay the new car price over the used price

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26 minutes ago, Meta358 said:

The concerns is that i bought something new. Would you not care about buying a used car but have it sold to you as a new car and pay the new car price over the used price

I still have my box for the i5 6600k I bought many years ago. I don't know if Intel has changed how their packaging works but I can tell you that the plastic part in which the processor itself was, also slid around. So I think that's just how it's packaged.

It is said that an Italian dies every time Spaghetti is broken.

That's why I break mine twice.

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1 hour ago, Meta358 said:

The concerns is that i bought something new. Would you not care about buying a used car but have it sold to you as a new car and pay the new car price over the used price

 

If you bought it as new from Amazon then all of your warranty protections would apply, and CPU's very rarely die, so I wouldn't be overly concerned about it. 

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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1 hour ago, Meta358 said:

The concerns is that i bought something new. Would you not care about buying a used car but have it sold to you as a new car and pay the new car price over the used price

Completely different situations. Cars have multiple things that can break, and they wear completely differently.

A CPU will work, or it won't.

If it doesn't, you can return it. If it does, it'll generally work for the lifetime of your PC.

 

It's similar to someone complaining about buying used weights that were used, but you couldn't tell. Sure, someone picked them up, and put them back down again, so I guess they were technically used. But you'd never know the difference, and it happened at the factory before it reached you, just like that CPU was extensively bench tested before it reached you.

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5 hours ago, dizmo said:

Completely different situations. Cars have multiple things that can break, and they wear completely differently.

A CPU will work, or it won't.

If it doesn't, you can return it. If it does, it'll generally work for the lifetime of your PC.

 

It's similar to someone complaining about buying used weights that were used, but you couldn't tell. Sure, someone picked them up, and put them back down again, so I guess they were technically used. But you'd never know the difference, and it happened at the factory before it reached you, just like that CPU was extensively bench tested before it reached you.

I agree with you to some point but the thing you're leaving out is that every CPU is different.
I've bought ''new'' CPUs in the past just to find out they're used and sold as new but would not overclock above advertised boost clocks.

People will buy CPUs and bin them and send the ''bad'' ones back, so I think it does very much matter if something is sold as new and it turns out it isn't new, it's not fair for the customer and in most countries once a item is returned it should be sold as refurbished.

@Meta358 I would unpack the CPU and check for marks on the pins and IHS, if nothing seems off I wouldn't be concerned, if there are any marks I would return it or ask for some sort of compensation, of course this depends on your local laws.

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