That open box motherboard is a great deal, but it may come without any accessories. Be prepared to purchase them separately if you need them.
So if the open box doent come with the accessories, what would i need to buy separately?(this is my first build)
Would it cost more to buy separately?
Any of the accessories could be missing (backplate, sata cables, ide cable, SLI bridge, USB & eSATA bracket). Newegg specifically states that any of them may not be included with an open box item.
If the backplate is missing, you will have a hard time just finding one that matches to buy. The sata cables are relatively cheap 4x$2. The SLI bridge is worth $10. You probably won't need the IDE cable or the bracket with the extra USB & eSATA ports.
It seems like a good price for all the same features.
But why is it so cheap?
On the newegg thing it says it only supports crossfire, but does it support sli too?
and i could put 1 gfc for x16 right?
It doesn't come with any of the more exclusive ports (firewire, eSATA, Coaxial Digital Audio). It comes with far fewer accessories; it only comes with one SATA cable, one IDE cable, and a molex to sata power adapter. It also doesn't have all of the fancy heatsinks that the ASUS board does.
MSI doesn't have the same reputation/prestige that ASUS does when it comes to motherboards. Their motherboards don't seem to be any less reliable, but they don't sell nearly as many of them.