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Windows 7: Asus motherboard factory sealed?

04 Oct 2011   #1
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Asus motherboard factory sealed?

Hello, Are Asus p8z68-v MBs, either the box or the static bag, factory sealed? I started unboxing the components for my 1st build and the MB was the only thing that wasn't sealed. I watched a bunch of Asus MB unboxing videos last night and they don't seem to be. Thanks.


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04 Oct 2011   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Don't know about THAT model, but in previous ASUS boards I purchased, the plastic bag containing the motherboard had a piece of tape holding it shut. To open the bag, you had to break or cut the tape.

If yours has no tape strip, maybe they just don't tape them anymore (cost savings??).
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04 Oct 2011   #3
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 77273GU View Post
Hello, Are Asus p8z68-v MBs, either the box or the static bag, factory sealed? I started unboxing the components for my 1st build and the MB was the only thing that wasn't sealed. I watched a bunch of Asus MB unboxing videos last night and they don't seem to be. Thanks.
I do not have that specific MOBO but mine was packaged in a static free bag but it was not sealed. The bagged MOBO and some parts were in turn packaged in a box that was "tapped shut".
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04 Oct 2011   #4
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Did some further googleing with conflicting results. Most say they come unsealed. I called Asus and they said that most retailers will open the box to make sure all the parts are included and the static is folded over. Hopefully hes not just telling me what I want to hear. I have no reason to suspect its a returned board, all other parts are sealed and all appears to be new. Guess Ill find out.
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04 Oct 2011   #5
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 77273GU View Post
Thanks for the replies. Did some further googleing with conflicting results. Most say they come unsealed. I called Asus and they said that most retailers will open the box to make sure all the parts are included and the static is folded over. Hopefully hes not just telling me what I want to hear. I have no reason to suspect its a returned board, all other parts are sealed and all appears to be new. Guess Ill find out.
A preowned board would not be all bad as long as you don't pay new board prices. This is especially true if the preowned board comes with a new board warranty.
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