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First off, I didn't get that Asus 'cause the seller does not respond to my pm and gave me no tracking. I already filed a ticket for that.

Now, I found a decent looking Tyan mobo on ebay, seller says he gpt it from a liquidation sale and does not know how to test it.

He said the pins look fine, the only imperfection is a dent on one corner (which shouldn't be a problem).

The problem is he listed as for parts or not working, that means if I buy it and it doesn't boot, I'm screwed.


So anybody have experience with liquidated mobos before? Should I go for it?

I'm really broke right now, so every penny counts. Also I need to get a LGA2011 mobo within a month to test the xeons I bought.
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i just bought a factory refurbished mobo

i dont have any problems with it

i am not sure if its the same

but hope this helps

edit- the mobo is X79 sabertooth
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Were the Xeons refurbs or liquidations?
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post #4 of 8
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The E5-2650s were used ESes.

I could get some new ASRock mobo for $100 more, but I'm really really broke right now and ran out of things to sell.

Right now the only thing valuable and in average condition is my Raystorm D5 kit.


Anybody live in Ontario would like to help me test my E5s? The seller only do returns for 30 days and I cant spend too much money right now.
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post #5 of 8
If money is that much of an issue, maybe you should just wait a bit to complete your setup and get a decent used motherboard.
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How much does he want for it?

Since he can't even test it, I would haggle a bit and bring down the price.
Edited by brucethemoose - 10/6/13 at 10:53am
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I really need to test the Xeons before the 30 day return runs out.

It's going to cost me $350 with shipping included, I will have just enough money next friday.

It's listed as buy it now so I don't think I can negotiate it.

I looked at the feedback and it seems he have listed fully working items as for parts not working just because he got it from liquidation.

If I can't find a better deal on OCN or ebay before next friday I'm gonna take the risk.
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I really need to test the Xeons before the 30 day return runs out.

It's going to cost me $350 with shipping included, I will have just enough money next friday.

It's listed as buy it now so I don't think I can negotiate it.

I looked at the feedback and it seems he have listed fully working items as for parts not working just because he got it from liquidation.

If I can't find a better deal on OCN or ebay before next friday I'm gonna take the risk.

Do it devil.gif

I took an ebay risk with my Shimian, and just look what happened biggrin.gif
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