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post #1 of 11
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while shopping for new components i've seen that they are A LOT cheaper when open box.

what would be the most fail safe parts to get as open box?

I saw some great deals on mobos, but i dont know if I want to take that risk on something as important as a motherboard...

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Ive heard a lot of people on here buying open box and getting almost all if not all included accessories and product working fine. As for me personally, i bought 2 video cards, both Asus DirectCU, one 6850 and one 6870, both came packaged well and cosmetically looked new, but both were faulty. They sent me an email with pre paid postage to send back for complete refund though, except for initial shipping charge. So I lost like 6 bucks on each. No biggie.
post #3 of 11
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ahh..sounds a bit sketchy

i don't really have a way of testing the OB mobo if I bought it atm...
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post #4 of 11
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ahh..sounds a bit sketchy

i don't really have a way of testing the OB mobo if I bought it atm...
They have some really good deals though. I wish i had a better idea what the DOA rate on those are. Just cuz I'm 0-2 doesnt mean everyone is. But you would be safe buying from someone on here for a good price as well. At least you know it should not be DOA.
post #5 of 11
I think you should be fine. I've never had any problems with ob from newegg. If the mobo you want to buy is Asus or MSI or Gigabyte, they will carry the original warranty as well.
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I've ordered a motherboard and HDD open box before. The HDD had trouble after a couple months and I RMA'd it back to Western Digital and got a replacement. The motherboard I bought worked fine.
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post #7 of 11
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this is what im looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...701R-_-Product

and at the moment all I have is ram, so can't really check if its working properly
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by JumboShrimp View Post
this is what im looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...701R-_-Product

and at the moment all I have is ram, so can't really check if its working properly
Looks like a good board, you should give the open box a try.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ocnewb View Post
If the mobo you want to buy is Asus or MSI or Gigabyte, they will carry the original warranty as well.
I agree that Asus and MSI would be safe because they go by serial numbers, but I'm not sure about Gigabyte but if that was true it would be great.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by JumboShrimp View Post
this is what im looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...701R-_-Product

and at the moment all I have is ram, so can't really check if its working properly
The worst that can happen is they will send you a prepaid postage for UPS and you send it back for a refund with no fees.
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