AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-core CPU + 2 year warranty - £220 @ CEX
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-core CPU + 2 year warranty - £220 @ CEX

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Found 25th Oct
The best price i've ever seen for these CPUs. All with free delivery.

Also available is:
1700X for £240 – uk.webuy.com/pro…00X
1800X for £270 – uk.webuy.com/pro…00X

Everything from CEX is second hand but have a 2 year warranty as standard. Which for a product with no moving parts that is kept hidden away inside your PC, there'll be no need to worry!

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Cex testing is a joke for a start and there warranty is a joke

hugh198815 m ago

Then return it

​I'd prefer to pay Amazon £257 for it new and not take the gamble!

Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been overclocked or run without suitable cooling?

BungalowBill5 m ago

​I'd prefer to pay Amazon £257 for it new and not take the gamble!



Apparently, CEX also might not include the stock cooler so the Amazon route is looking even better!
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Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been overclocked or run without suitable cooling?

Everything from CEX is second hand but have a 2 year warranty as standard. Which for a product with no moving parts that is kept hidden away inside your PC, there'll be no need to worry!


Till it breaks, you take it back and they don't have anymore and refund you, then you have to go and buy a new one.

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BungalowBill4 m ago

Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been …Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been overclocked or run without suitable cooling?


Then return it

Cex testing is a joke for a start and there warranty is a joke

Great CPU. I have one running now and it does 4.0 GHz 8 cores 16 threads (overclock). It benefits from high speed / low latency ram 3200 or something like that (check your mobo manual). I would say if you JUST game you may prefer 8600k @ 5.0 Ghz for the higher IPC it's more expensive but the framerates are undeniably higher. But no upgrade path...

B350 motherboard is fine in my experience just choose one with good BIOS support.

Spent 280 or so on mine I am well jelly!
Edited by: "Zoea" 25th Oct

hugh198815 m ago

Then return it

​I'd prefer to pay Amazon £257 for it new and not take the gamble!

BungalowBill5 m ago

​I'd prefer to pay Amazon £257 for it new and not take the gamble!



Apparently, CEX also might not include the stock cooler so the Amazon route is looking even better!

There is nothing to bend on hte bottom of Intel CPU's however avoid AMD from cex guys:D

PhoenixRising6 m ago

Apparently, CEX also might not include the stock cooler so the Amazon …Apparently, CEX also might not include the stock cooler so the Amazon route is looking even better!


The 1700x and 1800x don't come with stock coolers anyway even when purchased new.

malachi5 m ago

The 1700x and 1800x don't come with stock coolers anyway even when …The 1700x and 1800x don't come with stock coolers anyway even when purchased new.



Yep, I'm aware of this. I was only referring to the 1700 that's in the deal title.

CEX are scum. Avoid like the plague. You've been warned.

So this probably a chip that didn't overclock as well as hoped so they chopped it in and bought another.

FireOnAWire13 m ago

CEX are scum. Avoid like the plague. You've been warned.



What's your experience? I know they don't exactly take the necessary precautions when shipping computer related items, but the two processors and M.2 SSD I ordered arrived and worked perfectly. The warranty (which does have some stipulations after 6 months, OP) gives peace of mind, and is really quite fair and unmatched.

runnybabbit16 m ago

What's your experience? I know they don't exactly take the necessary …What's your experience? I know they don't exactly take the necessary precautions when shipping computer related items, but the two processors and M.2 SSD I ordered arrived and worked perfectly. The warranty (which does have some stipulations after 6 months, OP) gives peace of mind, and is really quite fair and unmatched.

I've had 2 hard drives fail dst tests for cex. I had a GameCube that after 5weeks stopped reading discs, they refused to take it back after a month arguing with head office it if Principal I got my money back.they are a joke
Edited by: "Smadmad" 25th Oct

PhoenixRising36 m ago

Yep, I'm aware of this. I was only referring to the 1700 that's in the …Yep, I'm aware of this. I was only referring to the 1700 that's in the deal title.


You maybe but others may not.

runnybabbit28 m ago

What's your experience? I know they don't exactly take the necessary …What's your experience? I know they don't exactly take the necessary precautions when shipping computer related items, but the two processors and M.2 SSD I ordered arrived and worked perfectly. The warranty (which does have some stipulations after 6 months, OP) gives peace of mind, and is really quite fair and unmatched.



Long story.
Had a bad experience trading in a Moto G.
They told me to come back after 30 mins while they 'tested' it.
I came back and waited in the front desk area where they could see me and call me over when ready. I was waiting a good 20 mins until I asked the guy when my phone would be ready. He said they can't accept it as there was an issue with the bootloader or something.
So he say me standing around for 20 mins yet said nothing to me until I approached him. What an absolute m0ron.
Basically what he was saying is that the phone was rooted.
I told him it had never been rooted and to show me where it shows that. He was not able to reproduce the issue but refused to accept it regardless. I put across that perhaps he made a mistake, if the error can't be reproduced and shown again then surely the phone is fine but no deal, he wouldn't accept it.
That was 2 hrs of wasted time, effort and fuel.
After that waste of time and level of customer service I swore never to step foot in that troll cave ever again.

Later that day I sold the phone on AVForums for the same price and have been selling much more on there ever since.

CEX are scum. It's full of degenerates and the company is a plague.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 25th Oct

Smadmad50 m ago

I've had 2 hard drives fail dst tests for cex. I had a GameCube that …I've had 2 hard drives fail dst tests for cex. I had a GameCube that after 5weeks stopped reading discs, they refused to take it back after a month arguing with head office it if Principal I got my money back.they are a joke


You bought a used hard drive eeeew

FireOnAWire44 m ago

Long story.Had a bad experience trading in a Moto G. They told me to come …Long story.Had a bad experience trading in a Moto G. They told me to come back after 30 mins while they 'tested' it.I came back and waited in the front desk area where they could see me and call me over when ready. I was waiting a good 20 mins until I asked the guy when my phone would be ready. He said they can't accept it as there was an issue with the bootloader or something. So he say me standing around for 20 mins yet said nothing to me until I approached him. What an absolute m0ron. Basically what he was saying is that the phone was rooted.I told him it had never been rooted and to show me where it shows that. He was not able to reproduce the issue but refused to accept it regardless. I put across that perhaps he made a mistake, if the error can't be reproduced and shown again then surely the phone is fine but no deal, he wouldn't accept it. That was 2 hrs of wasted time, effort and fuel. After that waste of time and level of customer service I swore never to step foot in that troll cave ever again.Later that day I sold the phone on AVForums for the same price and have been selling much more on there ever since.CEX are scum. It's full of degenerates and the company is a plague.


Is that it? Did u have a custom ROM?

cigbunt9 m ago

You bought a used hard drive eeeew

I don't see what the problem is. I always test them before fitting if not they get returned. I never have had a used hard drive fail on me
Edited by: "Smadmad" 25th Oct

Smadmad14 m ago

I don't see what the problem is. I always test them before fitting if not …I don't see what the problem is. I always test them before fitting if not they get returned. I never have had a used hard drive fail on me


Like wearing used underpants

cigbunt4 m ago

Like wearing used underpants

don't worry I checked for stains

I’ve had pretty good experiences with CEX. They have always taken back any faulty items. If you order online, you can now take it back to your local store if there is an issue (they never used to allow that).
I’ve had loads of second hand processors from them. Mostly AMD and never had an issue. Loads of VGA cards too.
It’s a good way to upgrade IMO.

cigbunt37 m ago

Is that it? Did u have a custom ROM?



Nope. From what I remember Motorola use pretty much vanilla Android so little point in it anyway.

BungalowBill3 h, 25 m ago

Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been …Not having moving parts doesn't mean anything - what if it's been overclocked or run without suitable cooling?


These are designed to be over-clocked so that in itself isn't an issue.
Without suitable cooling modern CPUs will thermally throttle themselves to save them from being damaged and in the rare case where even that isn't sufficient will just shut down.
It's hard to damage a modern CPU through usage although running one with a very high voltage for an extended period for which you'd need high end water cooling can reduce its lifespan.
The odds of that having happened are rare as these chips don't overclock well anyway so it's pretty pointless.
I'd be more concerned with it being damaged in the handling and postage process as CeX often use inappropriate packaging.
They might well post this enclosed in a tea bag for instance.

Never really hear a CPU die

Put this into context.

You don't buy from CEX with cash, you buy with credit.
You acquire credit by buying things with cash, and selling them to CEX at a beneficial exchange rate.

Optimally you're looking at £1 cash buying you ~£2 of CEX credit.

So the price of this R7 1700 is more like £110 in real world money.

That is an insane bargain!

You just have to keep your eyes open for deals to accrue that credit. (Though temper your exuberance with the possibility that CEX might fold!)

One fairly reliable exchange mechanism is O2 'like new' phones.
Pixi4 4", Lenovo B, & Pixi4 5" all give good returns, though only the 5" is in stock atm.(and it gives the worst rate; £30.40 cash -> £50 credit)

To anyone thinking of buying this: WATCH OUT FOR BENT PINS!!! If you see a bent pin return it or try your luck to straighten it out.

FireOnAWire10 h, 1 m ago

CEX are scum. Avoid like the plague. You've been warned.

Bought a graphics card this week online absolutely filled with dust. Most likely will say it never arrived

coventgamer1 h, 7 m ago

Bought a graphics card this week online absolutely filled with dust. Most …Bought a graphics card this week online absolutely filled with dust. Most likely will say it never arrived



Ok, I'll bite.

Bought an "Intel 2500 Pro SSD SATA" (MLC), expected 2.5" (interface wasn't specified)

Received an Intel 5450S Pro SSD (TLC), M.2 interface.

returned it, was refunded.

Bought a "WD Blue 250GB SSD" (again, no interface specified)

Received a WD Blue 250GB HDD.... *sigh*

Their cataloguing skills (and order verification) are pretty terrible to be sure, but they do offer hassle free returns and appear to process refunds promptly.

I suppose I shouldn't complain though, prior to this debacle their poor cataloguing got me an NVMe drive for less than SATA prices.

Smadmad9 h, 42 m ago

I don't see what the problem is. I always test them before fitting if not …I don't see what the problem is. I always test them before fitting if not they get returned. I never have had a used hard drive fail on me


I’ve had a hard disk from them catch fire and a GPU go bang very violently. Basically as long as you’re computer literate and willing and able to test everything you buy from them yourself then you’re probably ok.

Also have a plan B backup because they’re also quite good for accepting orders then failing to fulfil them or sending the wrong item which leaves you with the hassle of returning it (even if it’s freepost) as well as sourcing the item you do actually want elsewhere - case in point: I was trying to get a cheap dev machine back online, ordered a SATA hard disk and 2 sticks of DDR3 RAM, 4-5 days later in separate orders I received a 2.5” EIDE hard disk and 2 sticks of DDR1 ECC RAM. So a week later PC still not working, got to return all this junk and still have to source parts.

Finally beware of no care whatsoever during shipping - I’m going to be a bit un-PC and stereotype by suggesting that if you see some of the people they employ who look like they don’t even care about life and then even less about your expensive item, don’t be surprised to see a CPU lobbed in a Jiffy bag with no anti static or other packaging.

FireOnAWire10 h, 13 m ago

Nope. From what I remember Motorola use pretty much vanilla Android so …Nope. From what I remember Motorola use pretty much vanilla Android so little point in it anyway.


Don't let 1 idiot put you off.. I've used cex for older intel chips had no problems

bouttime212 h, 25 m ago

So this probably a chip that didn't overclock as well as hoped so they …So this probably a chip that didn't overclock as well as hoped so they chopped it in and bought another.



This is pretty likely, the 1700 can clock to around 1800X performance, but you've gotta win the silicon lottery to do it without really pushing up temps/power consumption. This was probably a victim of that, didn't run so well so not only is it possible the chip has been abused through clocking, but also was never a particularly great example of a 1700 in the first place.

TwoKF35 m ago

This is pretty likely, the 1700 can clock to around 1800X performance, but …This is pretty likely, the 1700 can clock to around 1800X performance, but you've gotta win the silicon lottery to do it without really pushing up temps/power consumption. This was probably a victim of that, didn't run so well so not only is it possible the chip has been abused through clocking, but also was never a particularly great example of a 1700 in the first place.

You put it better than me Pal.
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