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When I did my first build a couple of months ago, I bought a P67 Sabertooth but couldn't get it to work. I ended up buying a p67Deluxe and everything is perfect now.

I tried to RMA the Sabertooth, but they said that I damaged the mobo by bending a few pins on the CPU socket. Anyone ever do that? How hard is it to straighten the pins back out?

They are shipping the board back to me. Since I already own the board, I figured I'd make a second build with it if I can take care of it. Just curious as to what anyone thinks of bent pins... is it worth trying to fix it, or should I just eat the cost of the board and move on?
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Looks like quite a few Asus boards are shipping with bent pins and then being refused RMA :/
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Looks like quite a few Asus boards are shipping with bent pins and then being refused RMA :/
I was wondering if I should contact Asus about an RMA (only went through the egg so far). I know I did not bend those pins. I was extremely careful with that mobo since it was first build. I was being ridiculously careful with everything.
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