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Hmm, I wonder why Asrock turned my friend down for an RMA...

Thats not cool at all! Gigabyte offers a 3 year warranty on all their motherboards. The 3 year is based on the date of manufacturer and no receipt is even needed. The serial number on the board includes the year and month for this purpose.

Gigabyte RMA Policy

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GIGABYTE General Policy

GIGABYTE recommends for customers to first contact their vendors for faster replacement or refund transactions. If experiencing difficulties in warranty service through your dealer or place of purchase, GIGABYTE will attempt to resolve this issue.

For faster and more efficient service, GIGABYTE recommends for users to troubleshoot with support technicians prior to requesting for RMA. This may save time and costs for unnecessary shipping of products.

GIGABYTE USA will only provide warranty service to GIGABYTE products purchased within North America.

Warranty Effective On Date of Manufacture

GIGABYTE determines warranty based on the manufacture date. The manufacture date can be verified by the serial number found on the product. The first four digits after "SN" determine the year and week of manufacturing date. For example:

"01)04719331729028(21)SN0213030585" represents the 13th week of 2002
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post #12 of 34
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Well, this was a while ago so he's moved on since, lol. Ok, looking at openbox I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128066R , thats supposed to be right up there with the Asus ROG boards right?
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post #13 of 34
Yeah it is a great board. If you want to spend the extra $$, you cant go wrong. Microman has tested almost all the X38 boards from ASUS, DFI and Gigabyte. He claims this one to be the best. he was able to reach the highest FSB overclock with his Q6600.

BTW, if you want the ROG ASUS board, I would recommend the Maximus Formula, then flash the bios to the Rampage for a 100% functioning Rampage board!

And ASUS will allow you to RMA an Open Box board.
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Thanks guys. Keep the suggestions coming, I'm open to any info.
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post #15 of 34
Well the P35 DFI DK board has got a massive support thread on this forum.. You must've seen it's title popping up here and there.. There must be at least 20 people on this forum with that motherboard so there's no shortage of knowledge.

Plus P35's are proven overclockers.
post #16 of 34
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Any info on the DFI DK X48-T2RS? Thats on the Egg for $224, I might go that high for an X48 if it's up there with the other X48's.
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post #17 of 34
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BTW, if you want the ROG ASUS board, I would recommend the Maximus Formula, then flash the bios to the Rampage for a 100% functioning Rampage board!
Wait a minute, did you say I could flash the bios on the X38 Maximus formula and have a fully functional X48 Rampage formula?! WTH?
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post #18 of 34
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Wait a minute, did you say I could flash the bios on the X38 Maximus formula and have a fully functional X48 Rampage formula?! WTH?

Yes you can. I did the same to my P5E. See my P5E/Maximus Formula thread in my sig.

The X38 and X48 are physically identical. The X48 is just a higher binned waffer that is rated for 1600 FSB support. But we all know so is the X38. The Rampage board is Identical to the Maximus, the only difference being the bios. So you can force the Rampage bios and have a fully functional Rampage. I just picked up an Open Box Maximus Formula for my friend's build. I will be flashing it to the Rampage.

Here is where I discovered the Rampage conversion:
The Maximus Formula Thread - Help/OCing/Guide/Rampage conversion
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post #19 of 34
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Huh, I though there were physical differences in the board, it's the X48 PCI-E 2.0 and the X38 not?

Edit, nevermind, just checked, they are the same.
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post #20 of 34
X38 has PCI-E2.0 also.
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