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Buying CPUs of Ebay reliable?

So I'm on the tightest budget right now and can't spare $250 for a Core 2 Quad. Ebay has them for as low as $100! Of course I'm looking at the new unopened ones first, however. Would this be an advisable choice?
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  1. Core 2 Quad is old now. U need to post exact CPU name to compare correctly.
  2. Yeah, it depends on who you are buying the CPU from.

    To be safe, you want someone with a lot of high feedback and lots of transactions. Of course there are a lot of people who sells their "old stuff" honestly from time to time and will have a low number of transactions.
  3. Check 2 different quad core generations how they do against each other.

    The Intel Core i5 2400 is today average budget quad core from Intel.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/53?vs=363
  4. Good point, i did leave out a lot of info. I was thinking the 2.8 GHz models. I'd get an i5, but I'm limited to the socket version (LGA 775). Thanks for the suggestions.
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    I guess if it's definitly new and un opened it can't hurt but I wouldn't buy a used one on Ebay. You don't if it's been overclocked and if so how far. You don't know how used and abused it really is or if it even works. Like I said new is fine but other than that I wouldn't buy a used CPU.
  6. Best answer selected by gman_42.
  7. Great point. New would definitely be the way to go.
  8. Yeah, PayPal is great just for that.
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