Dumb Question, would you buy a CPU on eBay sold as broken?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AmishIndy, Nov 27, 2016.

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God idea?

Poll closed Dec 4, 2016.
  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
    92.9%
  1. AmishIndy macrumors newbie

    AmishIndy

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  2. orph macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    to make a geek gangsta chain
    im tempted to frame my orginal mac pro cpu and stick it on the wall, did think about driling a hole in it to make a neckless but cant bring myself to do it to a working cpu.

    36 sounds steep tho get a Pentium 4 for a bling chain there hot :D
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't buy one personally, but people do buy them for samples for microscopy of various types, or for CPU collections, or for other artwork. I once had a pile of 30 or so motherboards I was going to use for artwork but ended up discarding them. I scavenged mine, but other people with less time might buy in bulk.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I personally may buy it for practicing the de-lid process, but 36 still sounds too expensive for that :D
     
  5. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Aye i suppose if you wanted to de-lid a CPU, you'd buy a couple of the same make to practice on, and if you were in a hurry or doing it as part of your job, prices wouldn't really matter (within reason).
     
  6. ITguy2016 Suspended

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    What would be the motivation for doing so? To take a risk it may actually be functional? To have one to place on the shelf? To practice de-lidding?
     
  7. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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    if you want a CPU that doesn't work, go for it.
     
  8. chriz_r macrumors member

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    Might be cheaper to buy broken systems at thrift store or Salvation Army.
     

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