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Newegg has the p5b deluxe/Wifi-AP for $145.99, the only thing is its an open box item. Is it ok to buy a motherboard that is open box? I know i wont get all the cables, and cds but i dont really need them, and i can download the drivers. These open box items aren't used or returns are they? I just dont want to get a bad mobo or a dud overclocker...so what do you guys think?<br><br>
EDIT: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028R" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131028R</a>
 

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It also says you wont get the IO plate on the back, so unless you have one that would match it...otherwise I'd say go for it. You can always RMA it if it doesn't work
 

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returns/refurbs/recertified..I have bought many open boxes from newegg they all worked just missing the extras that orig. come with it but never a problem with hardware
 

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i could deal with the missing back plate for the extra savings...i just dont wanna go through the RMA process or get a dud overclocker, because then the savings wouldnt be worth the hassle
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It also says you wont get the IO plate on the back, so unless you have one that would match it...otherwise I'd say go for it. You can always RMA it if it doesn't work</div>
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You only have 15 days to return/RMA the item.<br><br>
You could RMA through Intel though.<br><br>
Worth a shot IMO. Grab the IO plate off ebay.
 

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Here's the same thread:<br><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/128683-oem-motherboards.html?highlight=OEM+motherboard" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...EM+motherboard</a>
 

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Open box is a bit risky. I got an open box video card + mobo for my cousin. The card worked fine but the mobo had a borked PCI express slot so I had to RMA that. And remember you get just the board and nothing else.
 

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i have baught open box/oem parts before too, but never a motherboard...Im just a little nervous becau0se it is a major part of the system(overclockability, stability, and i dont want any hassles...but that price is just amazing
 
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