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Let you?

What is this - communist China?

Why is it your responsibility to read Press Releases and surf hardware forums?

Just hook your machine up, use it til April...then exchange.

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Originally Posted by valvehead View Post
Top notch service as always. I can only hope that other retailers offer similar terms.

My Gigabyte P67A-UD7 just arrived today from Superbiiz. Yesterday they asked me not to open the motherboard box until they have more information on the matter. Hopefully they'll let me use it now and RMA later.
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On the bright side this should help w/ the resale value of my x58, lol
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It's always a good idea to let a new product hit the markets for a quite a few months, even 6 months or so, before biting into it, that way you can read technical reviews, find out if there are any serious issues with the chip sets / main board or anything else that everyone should be completely aware of BEFORE they buy it...

Buying a new product is risky, and from articles like this, you can gleam that even proven and tested manufacturers like Intel can make mistakes too, so take the advice and learn from it, try it before you buy it! (Let those techs tell you what's up first!)



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This ordeal may further to solidify AMD's grab at the CPU market if Bulldozer is a good improvement over Intel's current offerings.
(All AMD Fanboism aside, they stand to win big here, this could tip the scales immensely in AMD's favor!)

A mistake like this won't come without cost, definitely not... ouch!
Edited by _GTech - 2/1/11 at 9:00pm
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I see it as a good excuse to flog the crap out of P67 mobos!! Just use Sata port 0 and 1 and your set untill you get a free RMA
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I'm glad I held back upgrading my system. Started with the GTX 570 and then I was going to move over to Sandy Bridge. I wonder how this will affect X68 2011 release date, hmmm.
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Quote:
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Let you?

What is this - communist China?

Why is it your responsibility to read Press Releases and surf hardware forums?

Just hook your machine up, use it til April...then exchange.
They asked him. What does this have to do with communist China?

If I had a choice of taking advice from you, or from the vendor, I'd choose... not you. Not random internet babble. Though if your advice turns out to be wrong, I'm sure you'll be right there to back him up
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OK, "let" was a poor choice of a word. I'm just being a patient and understanding customer. Superbiiz and other retailers are swamped with support problems right now, and having one less irate customer has to help at least a little.

In my first email to Superbiiz (almost immediately after hearing the news), I asked for their advice on two options: refund now or RMA later. They politely asked me to wait while they gather more info. I obliged in a second email.

I recently sent a third email saying that I'm fully aware of the nature of the defect and that I would gladly use the board until replacements arrive. I asked if it would be OK to use the board now and RMA later. No, I don't need their permission, but I asked anyway just to get confirmation of their standing in this debacle.


And on that note, I have everything now except for a couple of fans that are arriving tomorrow.
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Some legacy ports have a 5% chance of failing after 2-3 years...
Lol I wouldnt say legacy. Infact all the old legacy ports were dropped on these boards! No more useless floppy and IDE ribbon ports!
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Vortez Hardware linked a review on some RAM specifically designed for Sandy Bridges. I commented that they should have held off releasing that review till the mobos are back in market.

They responded saying only certain batches were affected. Did I miss something somewhere? I thought they were all pretty much affected since release date?
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Vortez Hardware linked a review on some RAM specifically designed for Sandy Bridges. I commented that they should have held off releasing that review till the mobos are back in market.

They responded saying only certain batches were affected. Did I miss something somewhere? I thought they were all pretty much affected since release date?
Only the B2 stepping has the issue.... and all retail and OEM boards are this stepping.

The preproduction steppings do not have this issue. If they are using an engineering board or a pre-release board, they might not have the issue.

Also, why should they hold off on a RAM review? The fix won't affect the CPU's memory controller.
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