Summary: Bought it from Amazon Warehouse, The box was pretty beat up, and It had a scratch on the actual cpu (on the side). the fan was gunked up and pretty dirty between the fins, but the main problem, is IT DID NOT COME WITH THERMAL PASTE.
These are not brand new - they have been opened ...
Tony Cook, Amazon
17 October 2014
Summary: These are not brand new - they have been opened, re-packed with a lower quality heatsink/fan and re-packed, with fresh anonymous sticky labels placed over the original printed AMD coded labels.
Summary: Runs stupid hot (partially because of the tiny case but the previous owner also had issues with a large flowing case) and isn't fast compared to any other CPU in it's class. seriously, just skip this CPU, I'll be upgrading come boxing day.
Summary: I thought I'd build an inexpensive desktop for office activities - mainly e-mail and a few simple applications. A quad-core should be more than enough for that right? Wow, am I ever surprised at how SLOW this processor is!