i think i got ripped off...

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by scypheroth, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. richierich1212

    richierich1212 Platinum Member

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    Well the 2500K was released January 2011, while the Maximus IV Gene3 was released in the Fall of 2011. I'm sure it would have the correct BIOS.
     
  2. scypheroth

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    the top of the cpu said Ik-2500 i check when i first got it BEFORE i put it in...also no box bo nothing it was a used CPU that is it...and i updated to the latest bios.
     
  3. GPz1100

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    The auction listing shows a box. Given that is what the seller used, it is expected to come in an original manufacturer box, along with all the accessories (mainly the hsf). The listing description does not say the original box is missing.

    Definitely sounds like INAD (item not as described).

    If the listing isn't conclusive and upfront, i stay away. Too many shady sellers on ebay. This seller did not even take the effort to photograph the actual item (even if it's a crappy cell phone pic). Red flag right there. I don't know about leaving negative feedback before the issue is resolved. If he wasn't pissed off before, he sure is now, and will pull out all the stops to make your case more difficult.

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
     
  4. Fallengod

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    That means its an i5-2500 if it said so on top of the cpu(derp). That should have been a huge red flag right when you saw that.

    An i5-2500 is still a good cpu, but it doesnt have an unlocked multiplier for ocing which is the whole point of a 2500k. The sad part is, both cpu's almost cost the same price, but the 2500k has a huge advantage for ocing.

    Make sure you take pictures of the top of the cpu and box to show ebay/paypal and the seller or you may not get your refund approved.....just fyi.
     
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    This isn't just a stock photo mixup. The seller under comments lists it as a lightly used 2500k! This Buyer had every right to rely on that ad. Go through the Ebay system and hopefully this Seller will make the right call.
     
  6. cytg111

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    180$ ? ... I have to ask .. Why?
     
  7. JumpingJack

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    He is screwing you big time.... Push for full refund with PayPal. Also, you can use the Intel Processor ID to pull the actual model number.
     
  8. scypheroth

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    ~UPDATE~
    glad to say paypal as rules in my favor or i am to get my money back! Now im looking at the I5-3570K to replace the I5-2500K. Is there a huge diffrence between the both?

    ALSO paypal said it would refund my money when i send them a tracking number...how long after does it take for paypal to send me the money back?

    P.S: since i am going to need to put down new thermal compound...what is the BEST! i mean BEST!
     
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  9. jacktesterson

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    they do within 24 hrs once confirmed delivered by tracking
     
  10. scypheroth

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    good good, cuz imma be out a computer till i can order and get my new cpu
     
  11. Rvenger

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    MX4 is very good.
     
  12. Gillbot

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    Read this: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2285595
     
  13. scypheroth

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    ok so now wich is best the I5-3570K or I5-2500K and what is the diffrence and is it worth the extra 50 bucks?
     
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    180$ is to much even for the k model..


    i would not pay more then 140$ for a 2500k..
     
  15. hokies83

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    where u buying from there about the same price every where.
     
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    newegg bro.

    3570k is 199$ pair it with a gigabyte z77 d3 board 99$ or an asrock exterme 4 z77 for 104$
     
  18. Fallengod

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    Theres nothing wrong with ebay. Just buy from people with extensive positive feedback and who guarantee their items.

    It seems you just got unlucky and bought from someone who doesnt know what the hell hes selling.
     
  19. aigomorla

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    LOL i love how the ebay ad said this cpu has never been clocked over 4.0ghz... yet he said he was running it at 4.6-5.0ghz on water.

    Man... sketchy ass seller... the only time the seller is allowed to be sketchy is when im the seller selling to my friends.

    My friends will all tell you, im the shaddiest bastard they ever met, with uber long shipping times!!!

    :p

    oh wait.. i just killed all the people who i want to sell to now huh?

    :p
     
  20. scypheroth

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    are thouse canadian prices? im located in canada...plus i got a good board already
     
  21. scypheroth

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    so back the question

    wich of the 2 I5's is worth the money? what makes the higher model one better than the 2500k?
     
  22. Kenmitch

    Kenmitch Diamond Member

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    The 3570k replaces the 2500k in the food chain. Look at it as a next gen 2500k :)

    Pricing should be about the same in Canada for both of them....Looking at the following link.

    http://www.shopbot.ca/processors/components/canada/82
     
  23. Gillbot

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    I've bared Aigo shipping..... It's painful.
     
  24. Ketchup

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    In all honesty, I believe there is little difference performance-wise. The 2500k has a good chance of overclocking higher, and not running as hot, when going with a good overclock.

    If buying now, like I did recently, just go with the best price. If you can wait, Haswell will be here in 6 months or less, and should offer a more noticeable performance boost (10% is the rumor.)
     
  25. OBLAMA2009

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    axe microsender what their price is on 2500. someone said $99