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I am currently going to purchase this board for my first overclocking rig.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136047

Though, you can get it this an open box deal for $65 less!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136047R

I was wondering, since this will be my first time buying from newegg, what kind of condition do open box items usually come in? Is it worth spend $65 more for a new in box item?
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you're probably not going to get anything in this picture except the motherboard

If that's fine, go ahead. Download the latest drivers and burn them to a disk, then print the manual if its not too long
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The only difference is that the open box does not include the accessories like IDE / SATA cables, manual, driver DVD etc..
    
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I would not buy an open box item. Just because somebody opened it and handled it and then sent it back to newegg. Who knows what they did to it. But thats just me. I'm weird like that. I would spend the extra $'s and get a NIB.
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Thank you guys.

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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
The only difference is that the open box does not include the accessories like IDE / SATA cables, manual, driver DVD etc..
How much of this would I actually need in the first place? Would it be more expensive to buy the parts seperately?
Edited by Hippyguy7 - 6/26/08 at 1:05pm
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