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Old 08-30-2005, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying a Refurbished DFI LanParty Board, Good Idea?

Just wondering what refurbished really means, or whether its a good idea to buy one or not? Its from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136152R

Im trying to build a descent system for about 600-700 bucks for general gaming (aka not hardcore.), general computer stuff (photo editing, websurfing, music) and to maybe connect to my hdtv to use as a monitor.

Is it a good idea to buy refurbished? Its saves almost $45 of the price for the same board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

I do plan to overclock, so does refurbished diminish this? Do refurbished products come with some warranty, just in case it doesnt work out of the box? Does OC'ing cancel your warranty?

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Old 08-30-2005, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is my opinion that "refurbished" is a board that either:

1. Was returned to New Egg but still worked fine.
or
2. was returned to new egg then sent to the MFG who then fixed it a sent it back to the egg.

Either way, i think you would be fine. As long as it still carries the same warranty as a new one, What do you have to loose?
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I am on a budget crunch, and I figure a $45 bucks savings is never a bad thing. I just want to make sure its not a piece of trash, or something on it wont work. I am planning on building a computer fairly soon, and I plan on using this board. Please look at my other post and help me with my build.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=68854
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Unhappy speaking of that board

why do they call them lan party i was always wondering why is it like special for lan play or what?
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why do they call them lan party i was always wondering why is it like special for lan play or what?
The slots glow in the dark, it makes it look flashy, you know, for a lan party.
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Old 08-30-2005, 02:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They Do? I didnt know that. Anyways, can someone please post in the link i posted. I really need to know if my build is ok, and what I can cut to get it a little cheaper. Thanks.
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