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post #11 of 23
Is there any significant improvement switching to that board? Do you currently have problems with your board or are you enticed by the aesthetics of the DFI motherboard?
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post #12 of 23
I dont trust open box items as they are usually refurbished items. Sometimes they are customer returns too.

But I mean, the board you have, unless something is wrong with it, is a very good board and should overclock just about the same (after all, its still the p35). Maybe the DFI can do a tiny bit more for your ram, but to spend $80+shipping on a board for little to no gain seems to be a waste IMHO
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post #13 of 23
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I like the aesthitics of the DFI board much better than my lego colored one. Plus I have to RMA my DS3R due to my far RAM slots being fried. It also seems that the DFI is much more stable, and has a vdroop mod on it that works.
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post #14 of 23
I would! I got an Open Box DFI (The one I have right now) from Newegg. It came with everything, sealed actually... Not a thing wrong with the board.

They test them before they sell them
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
I would! I got an Open Box DFI (The one I have right now) from Newegg. It came with everything, sealed actually... Not a thing wrong with the board.

They test them before they sell them
SOLD!
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post #16 of 23
Glad you found a good deal. If it is bad by the off chance, you have 15 days to return it. So no risk, only inconvenience if it doesn't work.

I am so glad I did that with my board, saved me almost $100.

I can't guarantee yours will be sealed or have everything, but I can say the board will be fine.
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post #17 of 23
I bought the exact same OB but it was $20 more.
I got everything in the box in mint condition and if works great
    
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Great!
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post #20 of 23
Just in case:

Open-Box Items

  • Return for refund within: 15 days
  • Return for replacement within: non-replaceable
This is our Detailed Open Box Item Return Policy. Newegg.com often sells items that are listed as "open-box." Because these items are sold at greatly reduced prices, they bear this limited 15-day refund-only return policy through Newegg.com. Such items can only be returned within 15 days of the applicable invoice date. Newegg.com cannot provide replacement service for these items, as their stock is limited. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of these items is with the buyer. These items have been tested for functionality, but may have superficial physical defects including (but not limited to) scratches, dings or dents. Should these items prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (not the manufacturer, distributor, or Newegg.com) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing or repairs, unless otherwise required by law. These items are not covered by any 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

If you purchase an Open-Box product you will receive an OEM BAREBONE item, meaning you will only receive the item itself. Accessories are NOT INCLUDED with Open-Box products, even if the missing accessory is required for the item to function properly.

http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#8
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Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
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