I just bought an Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor from Micro Center due to the sale (201 taxes included) in anticipation of a build I was planning on completing in mid June. I was researching some motherboards I seen suggested here and noticed a lot of people complained about their boards being doa.
Is this also a common problem for CPUs? I would hate to go pick this cpu up from the store, try to build the computer over a month later, cpu doesn't work, and I can't return it since I've had it over 30 days.
most cpu issues are the mb not having the right bios to boot or some one bending a pin on the mb or cpu.
most cpu kills are from bad power supplys when they fail or a bad over clock where someone drives the cpu higher then it rated voltage and cooks it. intel have very good qa and very very low doa out of the box for there cpu.