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I'm thinking of getting an open box motherboard from newegg, but some of the parts, like the io shield and wifi intena are proprietary to the motherboard. Will the motherboard come with this parts. (I've heard that sometimes open box products from newegg come with the extra stuff the retail versions normally come with.)
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It could come with everything or it could be minus something. I've bought 3 things from newegg open box (my current mobo being one of them) and everything has come in perfect shape.
    
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You can get really lucky sometimes and they'll grab a regular, unopened, never been used box off the shelves and ship it. Friend had that happen to him when he was building his rig. Saved a couple bucks, but hey.
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My ram was open box. Been running fine for 6 months.
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I've ordered 3 openbox mobos. The asrock worked fine and came with all the accessories, it was just open. The other 2, an asus p5b and p5b-e, came in a generic box with no accesories, and neither worked. I think its just kinda luck of the draw. Its up to you whether its worth it for the accessories, sometimes it is and sometimes is isn't. You can also pick up i/o sheilds on ebay for $6 or $7.
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My ram was open box. Been running fine for 6 months.
Theres a big difference between ram and a motherboard. Ram almost always dosn't come with accesories, so its not a big deal. If all the motherboard comes with normally is cables and you already have some round ones, then it don't matter.
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Open box=reduced warranty, that's all. I wouldn't buy "refurbished" but definitly "open box"
    
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I'm thinking of getting an open box motherboard from newegg, but some of the parts, like the io shield and wifi intena are proprietary to the motherboard. Will the motherboard come with this parts. (I've heard that sometimes open box products from newegg come with the extra stuff the retail versions normally come with.)
This is why there is that nice big warning that says: YOU ARE TAKING A RISK WHEN PURCHASING OPEN BOX ITEMS. Literally it says that big and bold at newegg, it scares me so much I can never force myself to buy open box
    
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i got my asus m2n-e open box for like 50$, it came in a generic whiet box in antistatic and that was it, its my secondary folding rig right now running my 3800x2 am2 at 2.64ghz and works like a dream, been up and running for a little over 3 months straight no problems
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I've purchased "open box" hardware before including motherboards and have never had any problems. I'd say that with the majority of companies that sell "open box" hardware, you'll have no problems most of the time. Usually you can get a decent discount for "open box" and there are only very rarely any problems, in my experience.

It's a risk, obviously, but so is leaving your home and walking down the street. Got to take some risks sometimes, especially when the risks are only minimal, which with "open box" stuff they are, in my experience.

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