Hi guys, I wanted to buy a i7 3770k but the guy who I was buying it off said he has lost the box but insists that it is new. My question is even though it wont have the box do they still have warranty or do you need the box for the warranty? Thanks
As far as I know, the wholesale version also comes in a box. It doesn't come unboxed.
However, Cheaper Intel Mobos come in packets in the wholesale.
I suggest you inspect the seller's motives carefully, so that you don't regret later, only for saving some bucks.
You are basically buying an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) CPU. PC builders like Dell & HP generally buys OEM products in bulk. It basically means they pay a lower price for them because there is no warranty for those products.
If you buy that OEM CPU from the seller you will not have a warranty with Intel. However, you would have one with the seller; if he provides one. Places selling OEM products to consumers generally come with 30 - 90 day warranty.
If this is just some guy selling PC parts, then walk away. If it from a legitimate business then it's should be okay, unless your gut tells you not to trust them/him.