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I am looking at upgrading my motherboard and I've seen the refurbished motherboards on and I'm wondering if it is worth buying refurb rather than the full brand new board or a fully working board off of the marketplace. I have bought a refurbished laptop and it was in excellent condition and is still working after 2 years of torture devil-smiley-019.gif from heavy gaming and being left on my bed by accident (nice and toasty) so I'm thinking it's worth a chance.

I'm wondering if any of you guys have bought refurbished motherboards and how was your experiences/how does RMA work with that or does it even exist. I have bought a computer case from geeks.com and was really pleased with the speed they had and never had a problem with the case.
 
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If its a manufacturer refurbished, specially asus, there will be no problem with it, depends how much are you gonna save by buying a refurb than bnew though. A manufacturer refurb is basically the same if not better than a brand new one because it was inspected thoroughly, they won't resell it if its defective.
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I bought a M4A89GTD PRO/USB 3 for $96 as a open box item so that I could run crossfire. The board ran great without any issues and I recently replaced it with the Asus 990fx Sabertooth to widen my options when I decide to update my cards to a new CFX or SLI config. Open box or refurbished items can be great deals it they work. Just my 2 cents.

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Yeah it's $145 shipped compared to $185 new on newegg so it's a pretty big difference. I'm still needing to sell a couple other things sold so I have enough money so if you know of anyone that would like either of these it would help me out tongue.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1207536/asus-m4a88t-v-evo-usb3/0_20#post_16323971

http://www.overclock.net/t/1207538/cooler-master-storm-scout/0_20#post_16323978
 
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i have one and i am loving. now mine was over $200 from frys when i got it the new 8 core cpu where not out yet. i still want a new 8 core cpu hehe. im loving my MB
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and i only got a amd 830 and its OC really good
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Yeah that's probably why I haven't had any offers yet because it's such a great board. tongue.gif
 
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I would never buy a refurbished motherboard. The motherboard is about the most important part in your whole rig not to mention the hardest to upgrade or replace. Its the 1 component I believe you need to not skimp on and get the best one you can afford. Id personally rather buy a brand spankin' new board for the peace of mind.
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I agree with you all I was just looking at that and order me one to upgraded form my corsair III I have a hunch ch III is the reason why my 1090T stop working after 2 years and 11 mo (love AMD warinty I just got a new one from them and coast me nothing
post #10 of 22
i dunno man..i got my p8p67 pro from geeks..and it works...no i/o shield..no support cd

..and no audio wth.gif

so..rather than have to rma after setting it all up..i'm in the market for a sound card wheee.gif

waiting for more info before i recommend them again
 
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