I have purchased 3 open box mobo's and have not had a problem. Just remember to buy your sata cables at the same time. They are truly barebones. FYI, if you forget to order the cables be prepared to spend $20 for each cable at Best Buy. Not that I am bitter or know from experience, a friend told me it happened to him once.
what cables would i have to purchase?
Agreed. Your good to go !
your sata2 cables. you will need 1 for ea. cd/dvd drive, blue ray, hard drive
thanx mexpedip, u are a big help.
I keep telling my wife that but she still thinks i am just wasting time.