Newegg: Get your fake Intel CPUs here

This story is just too wild to ignore: It seems Newegg has quite a bit of old egg on its face this week after it shipped customers "counterfeit" Intel CPUs that were more like movie props than actual working electronics.

Last week, a Newegg customer ordered an Intel Core i7-920 CPU, which at the site. But what he got was more than a little different.

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IDG News' :

The fake processor, sold as a standalone or "boxed" chip, came with an instruction manual comprised of . In addition, [a] sticker on the outside of the box misspelled the word "socket" as "" and other words on the box were -- subtle but clear indications that the contents inside were not genuine.

Subtle but clear -- you betcha.