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Open box mobo... worth it?

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January 13, 2008 2:16:48 PM

ive seen a lot of expensive mobos goin for almost 1/2 price cause its open box. ive seen an asus striker extreme goin for around 190 open box... would it be worth it?

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January 13, 2008 2:33:15 PM

NO NO NO! Avoid them like the plague! These are returns, which probably don't work right, if at all.
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January 13, 2008 2:50:04 PM

I would avoid expensive models of open box boards, in case they don't last long. Most are returned due to memory issues or operator error when configuring and installing. I have 2 newegg open box boards made by asrock, and I've had good luck with both. One was $30 with free shipping, and the other $36 as newegg no longer offers any with the free shipping that I know of. Asrock mailed me 2 backplates for $5 each, and I downloaded the drivers. I suggest 2 identical lower priced boards if you plan on keeping your system at least 3 years. With my spare board and power supply, I can be up and running in 30 minutes or less; most cpus don't fail, it's the board or ps that dies.
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January 13, 2008 3:37:01 PM

I am using an open box msi p35 neo-f and its fine, but i would be very careful about getting an expensive board open box. boards like that are bought by the enthusiasts, which tend to push their hardware... make sure you read all the fine print before you go open box!
January 13, 2008 3:37:33 PM

Just do yourself a favor and get a NIB higher end mobo. I've had great luck with Gigabyte. I know a lot of people use Asus as well. I would never buy an open box electronic device.
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