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.