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I thought I would start a thread for those of us that are interested / (Those who were lucky enough to actually catch this "Steal of a Deal") on the
$40 Maximus Extreme:

For you guys in a cave that weren't aware-
Apparently, in preparation for the imminent release of the Rampage Formula/ Extreme X48 Motherboards, (Mar 21, according to teh MoBo Gnomes)
NewEgg (either glitched or intentionally) very briefly had the Maximus Extreme "Open Box" posted for $29.95 ( ~$39 with shipping)
(thanks/ Rep+ go to Whe3ls)

Yeah, that's right A $350 X38 Motherboard for $40

In that thread there has been a bit of a "discussion" about whether the lucky recipients were getting
Just the board (no I/O shield, LCD poster, fans, disks, cables, Qconnects, temperature probes, etc) (as described by The Egg)
"OpenBox" =
Quote:
The pictures shown are from the NEW version of this item. If you purchase this Open box product you will receive an OEM BAREBONE, meaning it is just the item itself. Accessory items are NOT INCLUDED with Open box products. Accessories are shown in the pictures so that customers will know what is missing from the item.
OR if those lucky peeps would get the "Whole Retail Version"

("Not likely" said most posters, referencing the above NewEgg policy)
Which is Not entirely true- apparently...

We currently have:

Vanilla Just teh Board (aka RMA)
dranom 2x WTH?!
Sistum ID

Full Kit (Retail Box)
shinji2k

Post piccs on the original thread, and I'll link em here as you get em lads
whe3ls, RickJS. lsclincoln, shinji2k, 2XTURBO (2x), JustMe2, xdaseinx, archangelabove, ericeod, dranom2x, ghost, Monster34, and Sistum ID.

Soo, SATA cables and driver disks are easy enough to come by, and you can even buy the thermal sensors, Qconnects etc. directly from Asus Online Estore...
I can't find the ElectroLuminescent I/O shield anywhere- and what good is a MoBo without the I/O shield.

Cheers, (you lucky, lucky baaastages)


PS I call dibs on first one For Sale (at a reasonable price)
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I'm special
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
I'm special


j/k
Are you keeping/ selling your Maxi?
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Nah I'm keeping it, been needing an excuse to upgrade.
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I bought one last week for $289.99 + tax at my local Microcenter.

I AM SOOOO PISSSSSSSSEEEDDDDDDDD.
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post #6 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
Nah I'm keeping it, been needing an excuse to upgrade.
Well, that's you scratched off my Christmas list.

Seriously, Good luck with that build (that is a serious upgrade)
Don't forget to post w/ piccs
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Vanilla (aka RMA)
Mine has a sticker that says RMA and some numbers and then few more rows of numbers. Does that mean Return merchandise authorization or something else? Cause the Vanilla aka RMA is confusing me

Well am off to Frys to see if they have decent ddr3 and a cheap 775 chip.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpcCdr View Post
Well, that's you scratched off my Christmas list.

Seriously, Good luck with that build (that is a serious upgrade)
Don't forget to post w/ piccs
It'll probably be a month or two. This was an unplanned purchase and I need to save up some moneys. But I plan on going wild, probably a quad and 2 or 3 3870s.

edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
Mine has a sticker that says RMA and some numbers and then few more rows of numbers. Does that mean Return merchandise authorization or something else? Cause the Vanilla aka RMA is confusing me

Well am off to Frys to see if they have decent ddr3 and a cheap 775 chip.
Your mobo was sent back to ASUS because something was wrong or atleast someone thought something was wrong. ASUS checks it out, fixes what needs fixed and sends back to Newegg. But ASUS doesn't normally send back accessories with RMA. Mine looks like it was just returned to Newegg, nothing was wrong with it (I hope) and thats why I have the retail box and all the accessories.
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