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Old 02-09-2006, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw this mobo posted for cheap on newegg, should I buy it?

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Old 02-09-2006, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would personally not buy refurbished (just personal choice) but I've had a few friends have good luck with refurbed items. should still come with somekind of warranty
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope not for me


If you must be sure you get a good warrenty.
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya def watch out for reburbed items of that magnitude. I have a bunch of refurbished stuff i got for real cheap, logi steering wheel, logi X-530s, Rio Karma 20Gb, Lexmark 515, alll for only $260 to the house and worth every penny. BUT a MOBO is a little different my man. They are buggy enough. You don't want to have a sound failure etc due to a few bucks saved. Go for retail with something that picky.
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You can get a decent new mobo without spending a lot of money. Shop around a bit.
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I'm going to say my opinion. I don't care if someone successfully bought a refurb motherboard, because miricles can happen (i.e. the resurrection). Never buy a refurbished motherboard. It's the backbone of your computer. Everything relies on the motherboard. I've already had too many bad experiences with new ones, so a refurb is just ASKING for trouble.

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