Originally Posted by linkin93
Pretty sure Asus test their boards prior to shipping them about (I believe there was a similar thread to this one stating that) and thus they aren't sealed. If you think it's used, check for dust, as that's the most obvious sign, as well as thermal paste around the CPU socket.
The solder beads around the mounting holes have worn off on both sides of the motherboard which indicate improper installation. This "wear" was on the board at purchase (I did not know of it though).
Edit:Now when I try and get a refund for the defective product, I keep getting told that it was installed improperly and therefore the store won't do jack. This same store also damaged my board further (removed a trace) so ASUS won't touch it either.Edited by Legitimation - 5/24/11 at 3:50pm