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Tuork
07-18-04, 06:19 PM
Anyone here bought anything from newegg that has been refurbished?
If so, comments...?


I am planning on buying an A64 3000+ for $200 (they dont have clawhammers for sale) (and adding a HS/F) and NEC DVD RW in order to save a couple of bucks.


Advise is very welcome.

BTW, check out my other thread for info on system upgrade.

Rytr
07-18-04, 06:51 PM
I have bought a number of items refurbished from newegg, mostly Abit motherboards.

As for purchasing the A64 3000+ refurbished for $200, I think you would be better off paying the $11 for an OEM (w/o HSF) or better yet $23 more for the Retail version with HSF and full warranty.

Tuork
07-18-04, 08:00 PM
That is true, as I stated, they have no CLAWHAMMER cores available, neither OEM or Retail. Otherwise I wouldn't mind spending those few extra dollars.

Rytr
07-18-04, 08:31 PM
I think I would wait til they are available. It probably would work great as I have had no problems with (2) 2500+ bartons that I purchased as refurb...but you are only talking about <$70, not $200.

Tuork
07-18-04, 08:40 PM
I won't be in the states for long. I am going to NY (where I will order) on tuesday and I will go back home on august 14th.
Hence, I must act quiclky.

EDIT: question is: how long must I wait?

{Sniping}Waste
07-18-04, 11:34 PM
The referbs from newegg are great. I got a A64 3000+ retail referb and had no plroblems. The retail HSF are very good HSF and will take a HSF worth $25 to match it. To make it better is to get a better fan for the heat sink, the fan from AMD is quiet but low CFM. Order a better 70mm fan and your load temps will be in the upper 30s.

ricercar
07-19-04, 12:45 PM
I'd buy refurb from newegg in an instant.

I bought two refurbished motherboards, MSI K7N420D and ASUS A7N8X, and each shipped naked: no accessories. Then I bought a refurbished XFX 5700U, and it had all the accessories: tasty.

Tuork
07-19-04, 01:36 PM
Good to know it's reliable.
Since I am only going to be in the states for a short time, I would like to test the processor out to ensure that it works properly before I go home. Any idea where I could do this?
(My sister owns a mac :retard: ) heh.

As for the waiting... how long do you people think it'll take for newegg to have refurbished A64 3000+ RETAIL (hence with HS/F)????

Gator
07-20-04, 06:33 AM
That is true, as I stated, they have no CLAWHAMMER cores available, neither OEM or Retail. Otherwise I wouldn't mind spending those few extra dollars.

Yes, they do currently Clawhammer's available:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-413&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-427&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-426&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-464&depa=0

Drumphil
07-20-04, 06:49 AM
I still think refurbished is the wrong term.. what ever happened to "second hand".. exactly what do you do to a CPU to "refurbish" it??

stncttr908
07-20-04, 10:20 AM
I still think refurbished is the wrong term.. what ever happened to "second hand".. exactly what do you do to a CPU to "refurbish" it??
Returns I suppose?

Tuork
07-20-04, 10:15 PM
Yes, they do currently Clawhammer's available:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-413&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-427&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-426&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-464&depa=0

My bad... I was saying there are no refurbished ones.

BTW, writing from an 17" iMac from NY!

DoItForTheKids
07-21-04, 12:18 AM
Yes, they do currently Clawhammer's available:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-413&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-427&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-426&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-464&depa=0


gator the 1mb cache wh0re :rolleyes:

mustrum
07-21-04, 05:08 AM
I still think refurbished is the wrong term.. what ever happened to "second hand".. exactly what do you do to a CPU to "refurbish" it??
That's exactly what makes me think it's a very bad idea.
I guess the refurbished CPU's are all those crappy CPU's that wont OC good at all.
If you're not into OCing go for it though. No way you can repair a CPU. It's working or dead. (Or some cache is dead. Called celeron tzhen. :D )