The i7 6700k has only just come into stock and if they go out of stock I don't know if they will be back before christmas. I won't be able to build my pc until christmas so I will be sitting in its packaging until I am able to build with it (today being the 12th november so just over a month).
If I buy one now while they are in stock what are the chances that it will be DOA and what can I do if it is (could i return it straight to intel)
essentially zero , the chances of the package not getting there is 1,000 times greater than the cpu not actually working
Awesome news, I went ahead and ordered one because they fly out of stock from what I have seen, Thanks for your reply
It's pretty rare for an actual cpu itself to be doa. The manufacturing tolerance on them is very high.
Agree it's almost certainly fine!
I have never had a cpu die. When an 8086 or 286 or even a z-80 unit fails it is never the cpu. Usually it's the MB.