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UPDATE: Ebay A8N32-SLI, keep or junk?

post #1 of 20
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Just received an ASUS A8N32-SLI from a guy on Ebay. Listed as new open box item. Got a good deal (I thought).

Opened the box and found an obviously used (scratched) and damaged board (note heat pipe not attached to south bridge):


Emailed seller, sent picutures, and asked for a refund. This guy is slick, says he must have sent me the wrong board, but he will refund money. OR he will give me a discount to keep and repair the board myself.


UPDATE:
After a lot of time to fix the heatpipe, add AS5, and install board for testing, it is officially crap. Will not boot and no video at all. And the more I look at the board, the more broke stuff I find (Notice both PCI-E slot retaining clips broken). This seller is definitely selling JUNK. I hope that I can get my money back. Next time I will bite the bullet and purchase new.

Note to self: Make sure to read all the sellers feedback before buying, this guy had 1900 positive and about 40 neutral or negative. My experience is exactly the same story as all the neutral and negative feedbacks to this guy.
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post #2 of 20
Try and boot it up to see if it works.
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post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by someone153 View Post
Try and boot it up to see if it works.
Agree try first is a good mobo go for the try.
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post #4 of 20
DONT USE IT.. bend the heatpipe back into place and THEN see if it works

if you turn it on you will fry the SB
    
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post #5 of 20
Are you able to pull the heatpipe off the south bridge completely or just half of it off?
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post #6 of 20
i would say keep it and check this out
post #7 of 20
yeaa. try to see if the mobo actually works. if it doesnt report him!!!
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post #8 of 20
yes.....unmount it bend it back and remount.....if it doesn't work repeat the process in reversed order
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post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
This is how I got the board, the heatpipe was off the SB. Wanted to make sure that I would not cause any more damage by bending the pipe back into shape.

How is it attached to the SB?
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wester Digital  artic cooling accelero WIN 7 OCZ 600W 
Case
Antec P180B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 4770K Asus Maximus Hero Gigabyte GeForce 770 OC GSkill  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro WD 1 Tb Blue Asus R/RW DVD Corsair H55 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
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Before quad-core
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athon 64 X2 4400 Asus A8N-E 8600GT 256MB 4x512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
wester Digital  artic cooling accelero WIN 7 OCZ 600W 
Case
Antec P180B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 4770K Asus Maximus Hero Gigabyte GeForce 770 OC GSkill  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro WD 1 Tb Blue Asus R/RW DVD Corsair H55 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
Corsair 140mm Fan Corsair 120mm Fan Win 8.1 MS Sidewinder 
PowerCase
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post #10 of 20
it is attatched with little plastic push pins the same as a h/s on a grahics card
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