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I bought four open box video cards from Newegg in the last two years or so and they were all MSI and Asus cards.

The two Asus cards that I bought were in plain white box with Asus label sticker on it, some accessories. No retail packaging.
The two MSI cards that I bought were in retail package, all accessories, I couldn't tell the difference between a brand new retail one and the open box one.

For those of you who bought Asus, MSI, or other OB video cards from Newegg, what's your experience like?
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I can tell you that I had a good experience with ASUS' RMA department. That should be helpful too you as well.
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I can tell you that I had a good experience with ASUS' RMA department. That should be helpful too you as well.
I'm not worried about Asus' RMA since I had good experience with their QC

Just a little curious what kind of OBs people have been receiving.
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I purchased both of my Asus Direct CU TOP GTX 460's open box. Not at the same time though, several months between. First one came in a plain white box. No documentation but it did have a couple of the accesories with it. Second one I'm not sure I would have been able to tell it from new if I didn't already know. Both cards work great. First one had a bit of cap squeel at full load on stock volts. Not a big deal to me + it went away when I upped the voltage strange enough. Both have been decent overclockers but I haven't modded the BIOS to see how far I can truley push them. I guess you can say I was a little leary on my first open box purchase but was pleased enough to try a second. After the second I'm hooked and won't hesitate to buy open box in the future at least for video cards.
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reserved for when my ASUS open box GTX 460 "finally" arrives.

Shipped from CA, USA - Tracking #: deleted
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Open Box: ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814121390R
Open Box Refund Only Return Policy

Just received my "OPEN BOX" video card and BOY WAS I SURPRISED when I opened the box and sitting inside is a BRAND NEW RETAIL card with all of the accessories!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Pics to follow




Edited by BlkDrgn28 - 2/14/11 at 4:02pm
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Nice, you will deffinetly see an improvement over your 9800GT and also a great deal, buy open box and get retail
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@BlkDrgn28

Nice, you will deffinetly see an improvement over your 9800GT and also a great deal, buy open box and get retail
Yeah thanks Buzzin... I am already seeing/feeling the difference that is for sure!!! Yeah I am so hyped about the deal I got......
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reserved for when my ASUS open box GTX 460 "finally" arrives.

Shipped from CA, USA - Tracking #: deleted
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Open Box: ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Item #: N82E16814121390R
Open Box Refund Only Return Policy

Just received my "OPEN BOX" video card and BOY WAS I SURPRISED when I opened the box and sitting inside is a BRAND NEW RETAIL card with all of the accessories!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Pics to follow
The best part of that deal was the mousepad and the CD holder... I mean, the GTX 460 is what you were expecting, so that's no surprise, but the CD thingy and the mousepad are used by me even today.
     
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The best part of that deal was the mousepad and the CD holder... I mean, the GTX 460 is what you were expecting, so that's no surprise, but the CD thingy and the mousepad are used by me even today.
Mousepad???? I got the Asus CD holder but there wasn't a mouse pad in the box and none of the reviews I have read said anything about a mouse pad being included.. Hmmmmmmm what does it look like?
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