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Im wanting to get a new motherboard. and with my free vista coming soon (thanks WFP) i would like to put in on my current rig for future upgrading capabilities. I heard that the OEM versions of Vista, or any OS, will only be good unless you change your motherboard. So i am thinking about selling the 680i with vista as a bundle. they cannot be parted. what do you guys think? the mobo would come with everything it came with. they only problem is the back of the mobo right behind the cpu. the mounting hardware they give you with the armor for the thermaltake water block left sticky black stuff that is very hard to remove. i dont want to risk screwing up the mobo.
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I don't think you are going to get much for bundling a used OS with your board. Sure it can always be reactivated but seems kind of shady. I would not expect much over retail of the board when you include the OS. So like $170-$200 for the bundle.
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well, a new 680 A1 still goes for about $200 and over. and the OS is still a complete OEM Vista that i paid $150 for not to long ago. how does $250 sound?
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On newegg there is a $20 rebate on the board so I was thinking it was worth around $170 for the board.

Even if you keep the same board and change other hardware peices you still might run into trouble with microsoft. If you could assure that the person who gets it could install it without any problems I could see getting $300 for the whole bundle, but I don't see that happening.
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OEM software is also tied to the motherboard it is first installed on. Unlike the retail versions of Windows which can be transferred to a new computer, OEM versions are not transferable. What about upgrading hardware? Microsoft says that anything is fair game, except the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard in a computer results in a "new personal computer," which the company considers to be synonymous with a transfer. It's not permitted with an OEM edition of Windows.
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Good to know. Make sure you say that when you sell it then.
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will do, im thinking $270. just enough to get another mobo
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will do, im thinking $270. just enough to get another mobo
Sounds good.
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