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Was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on refurbished and open box motherboards? Good or bad idea? Price difference worth the risk??
post #2 of 12
Open box. I would say about same changes of getting a bad one as there is from a new one. Refurb hav eonly 90 day warranty for most brands and Open box still have remaining warranty from like Asus and MSI.
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Personally I don't think it's worth the risk. I have gone through 2 used motherboards in the last year and I finally just bought a new one cause I was sick of replacing my mobos. If I were you, I would just get a new one...
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Wow, thank you for the quick replies. I believe my motherboard just died on me, and now I am in need of something to hold me over. The timing is horrible, because now I am stuck if I decide to wait for ivy bridge. Just debating whether I should invest in a refurb or open box to hold me over for now. The really crappy thing is I had oem windows, so I would have to purchase another windows =(.
post #5 of 12
Yeah, I would go with open box if choosing between the two.
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I personally will not buy an open box motherboard, had one bad experience with newegg with an open box item. I would just purchase a new motherboard or look at EVGA b-stock store.
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post #7 of 12
I try to avoid openbox motherboards, they arent guaranteed to have I/O backplates and other accessories. I would tend to go with refurbished if I knew it came with everything it's supposed to.
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post #8 of 12
My openbox BigBang 1366 was pristine as in like new. My openbox TP67XE was missing everything, but what irked me was no backplate. I'm still peeved about that one.
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post #9 of 12
It also depends with what you are saving. Like if you are only saving like $10-20 bucks then just get new. My Asus P8P67 Pro was $180+ when I bought it and I got it for I think $90 OB. I actually got 2. One for my brother and one for me. Mine was bad and Asus replaced it no problem. I did have to go through 2 RMAs, but it wasn't really painful and I just paid $10 the first time to ship it. So I saved $80 bucks and I got extra accessories from the second motherboard they send me smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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So far the open box prices aren't that amazing. Only saving from 30-60 dollars.
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