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Asus Maximus Extreme or Formula 1150? Open box or New?

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Newegg has some open box 1150 motherboards, including the maximus extreme and maximus formula. The open box extreme is $285 vs $389 new, and the formula open box is $250 vs $300 new. Do you think its a good move just to get new as I dont know if the personal who returned it stressed the components, etc and I will be doing overclocking on my ram cpu and gpu all will be on water.


Let me know what you guys think, id really love the extreme, but i only have $300 for the mobo, so its either the new formula or the open box extreme. I am not really sure if the extreme is better for ocing vs the formula, or if it just has a lot of features most dont use.

Thanks guys
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Take the Formula new. I rather avoid open box things from anywhere. Are you trying to beat any records or anything? I would imagine the difference in OC potential to be very minimal.

Save yourself the potential headache
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Yea prolly do that
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i dont why people avoid open box

i bought my sabertooth X79 open box its been an awesome mobo all i had to do was order an i/o shield of ebay which cost me $11+ 5 for delivery
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i dont why people avoid open box

i bought my sabertooth X79 open box its been an awesome mobo all i had to do was order an i/o shield of ebay which cost me $11+ 5 for delivery
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i dont why people avoid open box

i bought my sabertooth X79 open box its been an awesome mobo all i had to do was order an i/o shield of ebay which cost me $11+ 5 for delivery

I've had good and bad experiences. I rather spend the extra for a brand new board.
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Open box can be fine but sometimes it will be board only with very few if any accessories like the io shield.Also if a board is returned because of a faulty usb port or something sometimes it is just resold without things being fixed.

It's taking a chance.Sometimes it will be perfect with no issues or missing accessories at all.
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