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Just curious, anyone bought a motherboard open box from newegg? What are the chances the accessories are missing like the sli bridge? Also, what do you think the chances are that something is damaged?
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In general the product arrives in working condition. Most of the time it arrives with some accessories, sometimes it arrives with all of them.
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I ordered a 775 Rampage Formula from the egg for half the cost of one brand new. I didn't get ANY accessories, but the board was rock solid the entire time.
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
Just curious, anyone bought a motherboard open box from newegg? What are the chances the accessories are missing like the sli bridge? Also, what do you think the chances are that something is damaged?
Yep, been buying them for about 10 years. Don't count on anything other than the motherboard and you'll possibly be pleasantly surprised. I haven't had a bad one, but it can happen even with a new board.
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I bought an open box ASRock X58 Extreme, came in a plain brown box, but with a full compliment of accessories. There was very minor cosmetic damage to the board, but no functional issues.

There really isn't any way to tell what accessories may be missing before hand, and it's possible to get a damaged board, but they are inspected and you likely won't get any bent pins and basic functionality should be sound.
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