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post #11 of 27
go open box on smaller items (HD's, fans, cases). On complex sort of things, I would stay away. Motherboards have no cables, back panels, or anything. PSU's may be less reliable, same with CPU's. But for cheaper things, go for it- save some money!
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post #12 of 27
i thought newegg tests open box's before they put up on the site. atleast that is what i remember from reading the openbox agreement
    
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post #13 of 27
Mobo OB? No

PSU?
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post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
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.
Or......the general population has no idea what they're doing and order products with the wrong interface, socket type, etc. I can't even imagine how many pairs of DDR2 get returned because they purchased a DDR motherboard and vice versa. You're fully guaranteed with every purchase, so where exactly does the "Russian Roulette" come in to play? The savings can be pretty substantial and for the record, I've yet to have a damaged item and I've ordered a very large amount of Open Box and refurbished items over the last few years.
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post #15 of 27
heck if it comes with the warranty from retailer and manufacturing why not go open box, if your in a rush and dont want to deal with the headaches of rmaing and waiting an extra week or two go with the the new retail package
    
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post #16 of 27
if you know what to do without drivers... and cables... and how to RMA though the manufacturer go for it...

i've saved TONS of money on open box items... got an asus a8n-sli premium for 35 bucks! so what if i didn't get any cables... or a driver CD...

my current monitor was listed as an open box... the guy that ordered it refused it at delivery... and NEVER OPENED IT! -- so i got a brand new 22 inch in the factory sealed box... with everything... for 240...


Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
It's like buying a used car. You have no idea how the original owner broke it in. It's life expectancy could be much shorter. It's a real gamble.
Though, with open box hardware... the manufacturers warranty is still there...

If you know how to diag hardware... and don't mind spending 15 bucks and waiting a week or two for an RMA return... what's the worst that could happen?
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post #17 of 27
It's like buying a used car. You have no idea how the original owner broke it in. It's life expectancy could be much shorter. It's a real gamble.
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post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
for the PSU it's the orange silencer 750w ($235), the black one is cheaper so if i go black, i'm paying $210 for the psu, instead of the $190 for the ob oj one.

the silencer isin't modular at all, so there's no cables i would be missing unless they physically cut them off, lol.....if someone was cheap enough to take the main power cord, i have 2 extras sitting around anyways.

it's the mobo i'm worried about....hopefully it was from someone stupid who had an intel chip, or a mATX case , here's hopin

you guys underestimate my cheapness. lol
    
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Customer: Lol I snapped a capacitor off but I'm going to tell Newegg I want to return it because it doesn't fit my case, lol yeah then it's not my fault rofl. Let some other poor guy pay for it.

Newegg: Well he said it just wouldn't fit his case, no need to test it I suppose.

You: OMG I'VE BEEN HAXED!!!
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post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
Customer: Lol I snapped a capacitor off but I'm going to tell Newegg I want to return it because it doesn't fit my case, lol yeah then it's not my fault rofl. Let some other poor guy pay for it.

Newegg: Well he said it just wouldn't fit his case, no need to test it I suppose.

You: OMG I'VE BEEN HAXED!!!
You: No post/fails tests... return to newegg for full credit... you're out of a little time... and a little shipping & handling... and newegg was kind enough to provide you with all the shipping materials you need other then a roll of tape...
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