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Hey guys, whilst shopping online, i saw that i could save about $70 off my my new rig's components if the PSU (silencer 750)and MOBO (M2R32-MVP)were "Open Box" from Ncix.

i have an open box videocard from them and it works perfectly but i wanna hear if anyone has any horror stories about open boxed items before i get 2 more ob things. Share away!

(they have a 30 day warranty from the seller, and keep the manufacturer's warranty BTW)

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Hey guys, whilst shopping online, i saw that i could save about $70 off my my new rig's components if the PSU (silencer 750)and MOBO (M2R32-MVP)were "Open Box" from Ncix.

i have an open box videocard from them and it works perfectly but i wanna hear if anyone has any horror stories about open boxed items before i get 2 more ob things. Share away!

(they have a 30 day warranty from the seller, and keep the manufacturer's warranty BTW)
Thoughts?
Open Box is fine as long as you understand you might be missing some cables, manuals, install discs, etc. I buy Open Box everytime I have the option
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not sure about ncix, but ive bought open box items from new before and never had any problems! But if there was something wrong with it, i would have to return it to newegg within 7 days thought the manufacturers warranty was still intact.
    
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I have pretty good luck with open box from both newegg and mwave - although if you get an open box mobo from newegg expect it to have NOTHING. Motherboards and CPU's are the ONLY things I dont buy open box nowadays, all 6 of my HDDs are either open box or refurbs, all my older video cards are open box (I got 3 ati x300SE cards for 20-30$ a piece )
    
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Personally I would just stay away from getting an open box motherboard just because it's nice to get all the cables that come with it.
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Don't Do It.

Open Box is asking for stuff someone else has screwed up, or didn't work for them in the first place.
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Open box can mean that it's a working return and their just not allowed to sell it as new.
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Yeah but I don't play Russian Roulette with my purchases.
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post #9 of 27
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Don't Do It.

Open Box is asking for stuff someone else has screwed up, or didn't work for them in the first place.
it could just as easily mean the person bought something that wasn't compatible with their system. i'm sure most open box Radeon X1950s are due to power supply requirements
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Definitely not on the PSU.
    
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