Hello, ordered an i5 2500k from scan.co.uk. supplied with no heatsink or fan for all in price of £170ish. Does anyone know if this product number should come with the heat sink and fan(BX80623152500K)? Or is this a case of mis-selling?
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Many of the people here use the Stock HSF as a door stop, they do not install and order a aftermarket HSF. The OEM versions are normally a little cheaper so that money saved is applied to the cost Of an Aftermarket HSF.
There is a diff in the warrenty between the OEM and retail "Boxed" version. The retail version (Retail = 3 yr limited). The "OEM" version is normally warrented by computer manuf (ie dell/HP/whoever), in this case Builder = you and not sure what Intel does if your cpu fails after 2 years. For this reason I normally buy the Boxed version and consider the $10 worth the piece of mind.