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I ordered a Maximus last night before the price change So far I'm 3/3 for getting all the accessories with my open box motherboards but I have a feeling that I won't be getting anything with this board
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Something I discovered today about my ASUS open box:

What I found when I removed the chipset heatsink is disturbing. The hardening thermal material ASUS uses was still on the chipset cooler and on the IHS of the NB itself. But ASUS reapplied the normal tim on top of that (probably after checking out the board). So the tim is mixed, and was never completely cleaned before it was reapplied. This cant be good for chipset temps!
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Ouch!

You can get it off, I assume?

Also, what all cables would one need since the boards are just coming stand-alone? I imagine that they aren't cheap if you try to buy from bestbuy.
    
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*edit*

now $159 and $179
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Something I discovered today about my ASUS open box:

What I found when I removed the chipset heatsink is disturbing. The hardening thermal material ASUS uses was still on the chipset cooler and on the IHS of the NB itself. But ASUS reapplied the normal tim on top of that (probably after checking out the board). So the tim is mixed, and was never completely cleaned before it was reapplied. This cant be good for chipset temps!
hardening as in the ones that are glue like?? can it be cleaned off??

ohh, forget it.. this price point is not worth taking a chance.. not a deal anymore..
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Something I discovered today about my ASUS open box:

What I found when I removed the chipset heatsink is disturbing. The hardening thermal material ASUS uses was still on the chipset cooler and on the IHS of the NB itself. But ASUS reapplied the normal tim on top of that (probably after checking out the board). So the tim is mixed, and was never completely cleaned before it was reapplied. This cant be good for chipset temps!
I can vouch for that. My nb was getting really hot when I was oc'ing my Q6600. Took off the northbridge sink to find that crap caked on like no tomorrow. It took me about a half hour with a razer, nail polish remover and a hair dryer to get it all off. It was definitely worth it though, dropped temps quite a bit.

I just got done doing it.
post #67 of 77
Couldnt you just RMA an open box item through ASUS? If it were really messed up, theyd send you a brand new mobo.
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Couldnt you just RMA an open box item through ASUS? If it were really messed up, theyd send you a brand new mobo.
Yes you can. I've seen people send theirs back and get a NIB board in return. The only problem is that ASUS tends to sit on those transactions for a couple of weeks!
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now $159 and $179
newegg seems to be yanking people's chain. it goes down, down again then up.
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newegg seems to be yanking people's chain. it goes down, down again then up.
Yeah I noticed my wish list had gone up in price.

Bastards.

I'm waiting on my check from the government so I have to wait regardless.

Comoooooon May 9th!
    
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