|04-24-2012, 12:03 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Question: Ordering an (OEM) Intel processor
I am hoping someone here has some experience in ordering OEM chips, and can guide me towards realistic expectations.
I have my eye on the Intel XEON E5-1620.
Trouble is, it is offered in trays of a 1000 to OEM's.
There is no boxed version one can buy.
Anywhere I look online, it is a "special order" item.
If I go to a distributor like Pro Vantage, the web site states that it can take a couple of weeks to fufill.
I don't mind waiting a couple of weeks for an item.
But what I would mind, is placing an order, waiting a couple of weeks and then being told to wait a couple weeks more.
What is bothering me is that I don't understand the process.
When one puts an order in to one of these distributors for an OEM chip, are they in a position to "Make it happen"?
Or do they wait hoping an OEM will dump some of the spares from one of their unused trays of a 1000 onto the open market?
I'd appreciate anyone relaying their experience in this area.
Also, any experience anyone would have had with Pro Vantage.