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I am seriously looking into getting one of these Asus X38 boards (P5E or the Maximus) that are open box, from Newegg. Are they worth it, and has anyone here already purchased one and got it working properly?

Here is the link for the two mobo's.

edit: i have purchased OB from Newegg before ,but it wasnt this expensive so i am little sketchy on it
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ive gotten oben box's from tiger direct that worked fine. back in the 939 days!
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I've had 5 open box purchases from newegg and all worked fine. I'm getting the open box P5E delivered today, so I'll post back later when I get it. And the price really isn't that expensive when you see it's almost half of what the retail boards cost.
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Never had any problems with any open boxs I bought from Newegg no matter what the price
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I am seriously looking into getting one of these Asus X38 boards (P5E or the Maximus) that are open box, from Newegg. Are they worth it, and has anyone here already purchased one and got it working properly?

Here is the link for the two mobo's.

edit: i have purchased OB from Newegg before ,but it wasnt this expensive so i am little sketchy on it

I would call up Newegg. They had the Maximus Formula for $129 this morning. So let them know you wanted to buy it at that price and see if they will honor it. But I think for the savings you get, it is worth it. Note that if it comes with the board only, you can also get the Maximus Extreme I/O shield for it for $8 at the Asus estore (just type in Maximus Extreme in the search), which will fit the Maximus Formula.
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I would call up Newegg. They had the Maximus Formula for $129 this morning. So let them know you wanted to buy it at that price and see if they will honor it. But I think for the savings you get, it is worth it. Note that if it comes with the board only, you can also get the Maximus Extreme I/O shield for it for $8 at the Asus estore (just type in Maximus Extreme in the search), which will fit the Maximus Formula.
ya i saw that too, now 169? ***
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ya i saw that too, now 169? ***
I've had friends call them and newegg has honnored the price for the previous 24Hr period...
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I ordered mine last night
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i just called and they said they wont honor it.
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i just called and they said they wont honor it.
That is BS. I would try their chat and see what another person says.
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