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post #21 of 34
Keep it. Like someone said, pawn some dvds an xbox game or something. Surely you can get 20$ or so from something. Eat a few less take out meals, or buy a few less packs of soda. Use flat rate shipping boxes from usps? They are cheap. Hell I shipped some big coil springs (for a lift kit on a toyota landcruiser) like 1200 miles and they weighed like 60 lbs and it only cost me like 40$ with ups. I can't see shipping a mb to and from to be more than 20 $. I know how you feel though, as I am currently unemployed and getting unemployment from being laid off, so money is stretched paper thin, but I have stuff to sale, trade, or pawn. You'll come up with it. I am sure.

Short story. Keep it. Deal with the dinosaur pc until you can afford, no matter when that may be.

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lol I have so been in your position.
So how did your mobo die? vrm?
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I would say that people wanting to help an other human being in need when they didn't asked to be helped begging? Well I guess rules are rules for a reason.

Sorry to hear about your mb's passing.
I would keep what you got for sure. I think you would be very disappointed in the long run.
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dude, if its only a month or so to wait, then wait.
trading will be a big drop on perf which = big regret.

like someone else mentioned, can you like eat less take-out, or something to get like $15 for shipping?
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post #25 of 34
I have w8 4 months for MSI to RMA but they failed to do so n have paid me back
so i have buy Asus board [MSI RMA is toooo bad in india ]

till than i was using very old laptop of my friend might be 8-10 year old ram was 128 HDD was 40gb to open Firefox it take me 2-3 min but still manage to use it for 4 hard months

i would say RMA it
post #26 of 34
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lol I have so been in your position.
So how did your mobo die? vrm?
Somehow I killed it by swapping RAM out. I had 4x2GB of the generic Ripjaw X, and I bought 4x4GB of the 1600, 8-8-8-24 sticks. While doing the swap, I had to GENTLY move my cooler over just a tad, just enough for the RAM to clear the fan on it. I guess, that caused a "micro crack", which means my board no workie now. Not entirely sure exactly if that's even what happened. All I know is it worked fine with my old RAM, after the swap it doesn't.

Yes, I was grounded to the case. Yes, I've tried everything in the book already. It will not turn on, period.

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dude, if its only a month or so to wait, then wait.
trading will be a big drop on perf which = big regret.

like someone else mentioned, can you like eat less take-out, or something to get like $15 for shipping?
I don't really eat take out as is unfortunately. Money is just too tight with what I spent this month on toys. I'm working on figuring out a solution. Newegg is being buttheads right now. My RAM came up $20 cheaper the DAY after I got my RAM in, and they won't refund me the difference.
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post #27 of 34
Can't you borrow from your family or your friends?
I'm sure it's not going to cost more than $15 dollars.
I did a rma to corsair for h50 from NY to LA cross country on usps priority mail for $15 dollars..
post #28 of 34
Sell anything on craigslist for $20
Get an Advanced RMA from Asus
Swap your boards
Send old board back in the box you got from Asus with money from Craigslist

It will only cost like $15 to send the board back, I had to RMA my CHIV from AK by Fedex and it was like $17.
 
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Sell anything on craigslist for $20
Get an Advanced RMA from Asus
Swap your boards
Send old board back in the box you got from Asus with money from Craigslist

It will only cost like $15 to send the board back, I had to RMA my CHIV from AK by Fedex and it was like $17.
That's actually a very intriguing idea. I do have a credit card now. I was hoping to RMA my new RAM with GSkill while the board was out though. That way, I could put KNOWN good memory into the machine, so I don't have to worry about pulling the cooler later.

Definitely something to think about though.
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That's actually a very intriguing idea. I do have a credit card now. I was hoping to RMA my new RAM with GSkill while the board was out though. That way, I could put KNOWN good memory into the machine, so I don't have to worry about pulling the cooler later.

Definitely something to think about though.
Dont you have your old sticks?
 
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