Fake Intel i7's going about BE CAREFUL!

Discussion in 'Processors' started by killem2, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. killem2

    killem2 Coastermaker

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  2. crowTrobot

    crowTrobot E.M.I.

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    holy crap. lol wow.
    I can't believe this got past something as big as NewEgg.
     
  3. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    That's unbelievable! I don't think I've ever seen something like this before, at least on these shores. I hope Newegg can get this sorted out soon, and figure out who's responsible.
     
  4. slugbug

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    I have a 920 on the way from EVGA. I wonder if I'll get one of those.
     
  5. b1lk1

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    It sucks for their customers, but I have to laugh at the quality control of the people at the Egg since they not only received and accepted them, their order pickers and shippers never noticed. I would dare say the weight is quite off too since there is no slug of aluminum in the box.
     
  6. Psi*

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    Personally I think Kyle should be banned for a week from his own web site.

    Using the work "fake" for something so obvious that even a 5th grader would know the difference between is silly. For someone with the following that he has, it is irresponsible. I have already seen this story referenced on 3 other forums.

    People are getting all worked up at 'egg ... boycotting!! hahaha There will be pickets infront of their supply houses soon. Oh! Wait! Those same supply houses are also used by others.

    Anyway, I suspect that these are from some Malaysian contract manufacturer that had made test packaging for shipment. Other wise why wouldn't you just put a brick inside? Really, why not just a brick?

    Take a few cases of those sitting somewhere in a non-English speaking country and you get "ship 'em" ... or whatever the Malaysian equivalnet of that is.
     
  7. b1lk1

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    So you agree then that whoever picked and shipped these orders for Newegg has less intelligence than a 5th grader?
     
  8. Psi*

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    LOL

    My son, when in 5th grade, would have known. But, my sister even now would have no clue & she studied accounting in college. My sister got her degree, my son did not.:confused:
     

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