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Newegg selling fake i7 920's

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March 5, 2010 9:20:04 PM

Just found this over at overclockers and it scared the hell outa me has i recently received my i7 860

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=642...
March 5, 2010 9:24:53 PM

the processor will have what it is laser etched into it for verification. you will be able to tell if its been tampered with.
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March 5, 2010 9:28:30 PM

If NewEgg wrote "i7-920" on a steaming pile of poop and sent it to me I would believe that I had a working CPU. That's how much faith I have in them. I have a hard time believing a company with a reputation like NewEgg would risk it by doing something so foolish. If something like this really did happen, it would almost certainly be isolated instead of systematic.
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March 5, 2010 9:34:10 PM

O.o Very interesting. I wonder how many have been sent out.

Someones going to get in trouble.... but who? :/ 

Good luck with that one newegg, and same to the customers effected.

Anyone here on THG get so lucky?
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March 5, 2010 9:42:29 PM

Yeah I laughed pretty hard when I saw the heatsink. :) 
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March 5, 2010 9:47:20 PM

I want that heatsink :o 
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March 8, 2010 8:17:02 PM

Yeah I figured it wasn't newegg's fault. They were saying the cut-outs in the box showed what looked like the right components. Newegg was getting jipped. :( 
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