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Old 08-01-01, 12:48 PM
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Would you ever buy a refurbished motherboard, just to save a little money?

I'm definitely going to get an MSI K7T TURBO (with or without RAID, I don't care about that). It may not be the top performer, but that's a small sacrifice I think for 6 PCI slots and some serious STABILITY.

I found the RAID version for $80 at newegg.com, with free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...er=Description

Unfortunately, it is refurbished, and only a 30-day warranty. For something as critical as the mobo, would that probably be a mistake? I think so, but I'm wondering what the rest of you think.
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Old 08-01-01, 12:57 PM
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Would I ever consider it? Yes.

Would I consider it with only a 30 day warranty? Only if it were dirt cheap.
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Old 08-03-01, 06:29 AM
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No way, this is your motherboard were talking about here, and youre going to be using it for a long time. Dont try to cut any corners when it comes to the mobo.

30 days isnt long enough for my standards, and i dont think it should be for you. Those few extra dollars you will spend for a brand new one will worth it in the long run.


You yourself put it best when you said:

"For something as critical as the mobo"...

That's exactly what it is. Critical.
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Old 08-03-01, 06:38 AM
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It's a general rule on my part that I never buy a processor, motherboard or hard drive refurbished. Anything else is up for grabs.
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Agreed with most comments here. All your add-ons I wouldn't mind refurbished, like drives, PCI cards, devices etc. But a motherboard is your main part so don't screw yourself in the foot.
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I had a feeling you guys would agree.

Unfortunately, I am a poor mofo, so I'll have to wait a little longer to buy my mobo new.

Hey - "mofo" buying a "mobo" - I made a funny!
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Originally posted by Directors Cut
It's a general rule on my part that I never buy a processor, motherboard or hard drive refurbished. Anything else is up for grabs.
Also add in CDRW
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FOr me it would depend on the product and the company that made/refurbed it.

For Dell, yes. For MSI...mmmm probably not
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Originally posted by Kumar J

Also add in CDRW
Good point Kumar. I rely on ZIP drives but it would be a b***h to see that many MBs (and that much time!) wasted on bad CDs.
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Old 08-05-01, 06:47 PM
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no. i would not take a chance on a refurb MB. other things maybe not a MB.
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