It’s the 40th anniversary of the original Intel 8086 CPU and so they created the core i7 8086k limited edition processor and ran a sweepstake to win one.
They are basically a binned i7 8700K that turbo’s up to 5GHz (6 core, 12 thread) with a different number on them.
There are only 50,000 parts to be sold worldwide, 8,086 of which are given away for free in the sweepstake which I entered after seeing it linked off one of the random tech sites I surf.
Today I got an email to say that I won one of these things!
Now onto the real reason for this post…what would you do (bearing in mind my PC is old and needs an upgrade):
- Get a mainboard, DDR4 RAM and a few other bits, stick a decent cooler on it and actually use it and OC that bish!
- Keep it sealed in its box and keep it for a while and whack it on ebay and hope some collector maniacs will bid on it!?
They are not that rare since they are giving away 8086 of them and selling another 50k so I’m not sure I’d get crazy money for one if I put it on the bay so yeah what would you do?
I made a quick poll
- Use that thing!
- Keep it forever unopened as a weird collectors item.
- Put it on ebay and hope for top money and then buy some other bits!