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MSI-P67A-GD55 vs GA-P67-UD4

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I'm looking to move away from these B1 revision GD55 and towards a B3 version. I can't RMA this because it's a sample board

The GD55 I have is a damn fine board, however, and overclocks extremely well and runs cool (the board itself)

However, it only has one USB header. Yes, ONE USE header I need at least two, preferably three.

The Gigabyte board costs slightly more, but it has three USB headers which is exactly what I need.

Is it worth the extra couple of quid? Or is there a better board that has the needed headers?
    
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Since you like MSI, why not buy the P67A GD80? More power phases for your appetite & 3 usb headers.

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why can't you RMA it? how do you get it if its a sample board? I have a sample P67A-GD65 and i want to RMA it and sell it, but i can just ask the person who gave it to me to setup the RMA.
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Since you like MSI, why not buy the P67A GD80? More power phases for your appetite & 3 usb headers.

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Aria.co.uk and OCUK don't stock them, didn't even know there was a GD80!
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why can't you RMA it? how do you get it if its a sample board? I have a sample P67A-GD65 and i want to RMA it and sell it, but i can just ask the person who gave it to me to setup the RMA.
I spoke to MSI and the Aria.co.uk staff member who gifted it to an OCN member and they both said the same thing: No. However, MSI expanded on it and it sounded fair enough to me. Basically, even if the CSR I spoke to tried to wrangle it so I could return the board, it'd get bounced back and forth and probably lost in the ensuing melee.

There's a 1 in 20 chance of it failing, but coupled with the lack of USB headers I just want to get a new board. I'll be selling/trading this on OCN when I get a new one =D
Edited by Viridian - 4/6/11 at 2:47pm
    
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that is not a good enough explanation. BTW MSI reps suck, at least that one does. Who refuses to fix their own board? one that is 2-3 months old? haha its almost worse than asking for the product back.
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The serial wasn't even on record, mate. He had to hunt high and low to find out where it came from.

And it's not a retail board and I have zero statutory rights regarding it.
    
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yes but it comes with a warranty, it says it on the box LOL. Other companies do honor review sample warranties, and this B3 problem. Honestly its a simple tax right off for them, from replacing the board which Intel pays mostly for, to receiving and fixing the B2 board, they really don't lose money nor sleep. If every company paid for every return they'd be out of business.
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post #8 of 8
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Not on my box Where does it say this?

I did say this to them but they said there was nothing they could do. If I can get them to replace this board it will make selling it much easier. I still need 3 USB headers, so I do need another board.
    
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