My 8700k box arrived smashed! Pics of the devastation! Updates

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  1. craigdt

    craigdt [H]ard|Gawd

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    This was the $313 Walmart deal.

    Came in a padded envelope.

    Is this going to be an issue?
    Do I need to send it back?
     
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  2. Kwaz

    Kwaz Whine & Cheezy

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    Survey says: Yes
     
  3. Chimpee

    Chimpee [H]ard|Gawd

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    I would complain and send it back to them.
     
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  4. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I wouldn't... its just carboard. Fire that thing up and hopefully its golden!

    I am waiting to replace my 8600K with a new *Lake whatever will be better in the near future, until then I am extremely pleased with the 8600K.

    OP there is nothing in the box. There is no cooler. There is nothing to be damaged. The silicon chip its self is insanely tough for what it is. It will work 100% just fine. Enjoy your new chip. Remember all that packaging is meant to take the blow instead of the device inside it. I would say that it did its job just fine and dandy. There are no pins to break and the chip is in a static resistant clamshell that it's self is rather strong.

    Let us know how it performs you in [H] style :p
     
  5. If you think its damaged, I will take my chances and easily swap you a barely used 6700k ? ;)
     
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  6. DeChache

    DeChache The ONE - Your Ignorance Annoys Me

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    I would just use it. I got an open box 6700k that ended up floating around in a box with nothing but a anti-static clamshell on its way to me and it has been fine
     
  7. Master_shake_

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    wow a padded envelope.

    at least some people have the decency to throw it in to a way too big box and put 2 of those air pillows in it.
     
  8. To be honest with you, I wouldnt be that worried about your cpu, I’d be more worried about the cat that came out the box instead.
     
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  9. NobleX13

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    You should see some the shit I have purchased from eBay and Craigslist. I got a G3820 once that was packed in paper towels... Ugh.

    I also bought an i7-3770 recently from some dude in the ghetto that had a little chunk missing out of the corner... He obviously dropped it.
     
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  10. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    chip looks fine. build it, oc it, post pics.
     
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  11. kirbyrj

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    I wouldn't. They are likely to refund your money and not give you another one at the same price. Unless the chip was outside of the plastic packaging bouncing around the smushed box, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  12. Chimpee

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    That is certainly true, but I probably imagine Walmart will just send a replacement. While it is a matter personnel preference, if I see a package this bang up, I would just return it. I do see you can just test it first to see if it works and just return it if it is broken.
     
  13. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    They aren't going to have anywhere near as stringent a return policy as electronics stores, so it doesn't hurt to test it.
     
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  14. SticKx911

    SticKx911 2[H]4U

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    Test the oc. Good, keep it. Terrible, return it and try your luck again at the silicon lottery. :)
     
  15. Batboy88

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    the chip is probably fine dude...
     
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  16. Speedeu4ia

    Speedeu4ia Limp Gawd

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    not without replicating the deal again for store pickup
     
  17. kirbyrj

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    99% (probably 100%) of Walmarts don't have them in stock. I've never seen CPU's at any Walmart. You'd have to work through the website to replace as if you go to the store the only option is going to be to return it.
     
  18. demondrops

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    nice deal lol they go for more like 470 here in norway :eek: if product is undamaged i guess the package did it's job? maybe u could run it and check how well it oc and if it blows just send it back haha :D
     
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  19. Batboy88

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    shoulda of saved a few bucks and found any decent z170/z270 6700k or 7700k still...
     
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    How are you going to know if someone didn't infect it with a virus?

    Oh nevermind, I forgot it comes with Meltdown enabled. Carry on....
     
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    That is true, except Walmart ships things to the store for pickup, for free.
     
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    If you return it it's very likely that the replacement will come from the same vendor, in the same padded envelope, subject to the same squishing.
     
  23. craigdt

    craigdt [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thanks for the input!
    I thought about going with the 8600k, but... I didnt want to miss out on the hyperthreading that I'm used to with my current 3770.

    At least thats how I rationalized it :ROFLMAO:
     
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  24. craigdt

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    Yeah, awhile back I ordered a Core 2 Duo from ebay that shipped just in the clamshell within an envelope.
    Thanks for reminding me
     
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    She is the face of evil. In the most loving of ways.
     
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  26. craigdt

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    This build was not about saving money, sadly. Depending on who you ask.
     
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    Walmart has been advertising their online store, showing beautiful blue boxes showing up on people's door steps.

    My order from them showed up in a squished white envelope, looking like someone used it for a doorstep.

    I am greatly disappointed.
     
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  28. deaedius

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    That is a sick deal on the Proc though. 313 for a squished box beats the 410 I paid for a square box!
     
  29. Shintai

    Shintai [H]ardness Supreme

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    Its just the cardboard and you got a picture of it in case there should be anything wrong. No need to return it for that.
     
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  30. rive22

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    It looks fine, the box did it's job.

    If there was a HDD in there that would be a diff story.
     
  31. mouacyk

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    Don't waste a chance to bin it...
     
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  32. chrcoluk

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    looks a big box, I thought K chips now came with no cooler and small boxes as a result.

    I would still try the chip, and just use the box condition as an excuse to return it if the chip is a dud.
     
  33. chrcoluk

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    if you want to save bucks an 8600k is better than a 6700k or 7700k. hyperthreading is overhyped.
     
  34. rive22

    rive22 [H]ardness Supreme

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    my audio, video, and rendering apps loudly assert otherwise
     
  35. cjcox

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    Package it up (with better packaging) and mail it to me for verification testing. I'll put it through 10,000 hours of testing. Afterwards, I'll give you my assessment and send it back. No charge. I'll even pay the shipping.
     
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  36. Gasaraki_

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    No. It's just the box.
     
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  37. vegeta535

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    This isn't a AMD CPU with pins to worry about ffs. As long as you can see it is not split in half or really bent which would likely require a lot of force you should be golden.
     
  38. Kwaz

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    Riiiiiiight.
     
  39. thesmokingman

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    The box doesn't mean jack. It's the cpu inside the clamshell that matters.
     
  40. Mega6

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    This. It's a fkn box.