Refurbished components

woodypid

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What is everyone's opinion on purchasing refurbished components? I am building a computer for cheap and saw a deal on a refurbished CPU with heatsink and fan. Is this a good or a bad way to cut costs?
 

pauldh

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I have purchased a few refurbished cpu's from newegg. They are probably just customer returns which can't be sold as new again. Who knows, maybe they straightened a pin or something. I never had a bad one, but would be cautious who I bought them from. How much can you save over new?


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woodypid

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That's what I'd like to know. But, there are plenty of places to find refurbished CPUs for cheaper than new.