Core2Duo E8500 (3.1Ghz) LGA775 (pre-owned) £75 @ CeX

Core2Duo E8500 (3.1Ghz) LGA775 (pre-owned) £75 @ CeX

Found 10th Aug 2010
The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is based on the LGA 775 pin configuration and features a 3.16GHz clock speed, 6MB L2 Cache, and a 1333MHz bus speed. The E8500 is manufactured using the 45nm manufacturing process for better performance and cooling.


Original Poster

The full spec is listed here
on intel's website

Excellent cpu if you can get it for this price.

Who woke up to find their computer was missing a chip ;-)

Original Poster

i cant understand the cold votes it's £140+ on most websites

is a preowned CPU a good idea? hmmm....

I personally would not go for a pre-owned CPU, not even for a 50% saving. CeX aren't exactly a PC hardware distributor by name...


is a preowned CPU a good idea? hmmm....

every piece of electronics at CEX carries 1 yr warranty... So preowned = good

Original Poster

I'm using a pre owned cpu for the last 10 months from cex, no problems to report

About £75 to £80 on eBay and I'd much rather buy from there than CeX.

Would rather go for the brand new i3 for a little more with built in hd capable gpu that overclock over 4ghz with a cheap asus board, i would never buy a used cpu for all you know it could of been over volted under liquid nitrogen and pushed to within a inch of its life especially this cpu as the top end C2D these where bought by people like me who would of pushed it from day one a shortened its life.

^^ if you want an i3 you then have to purchase a new board, which in many cases then means new ram so its not really cost effective..
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