i was thinking about buying the MSI GD-65 for my new i-3 gaming build. it supports x8/x8 pci so its sli certified. however, this board is 160$ including shipping. theres also an open-box for 113 including shipping. both are from newegg
you guys think its safe to buy an open-box motherboard?
An open box means that the board has been previously sold and then returned for whatever reason. The original price is $159.99 and the open box item is $104.99 (almost one third less), meaning the box is probably missing everything that originally came with the board from the factory, except the board itself. Probably no I/O Shield, HDD cables, manual, application CD, etc.