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17 Jan 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Newegg has an issue with bent CPU pins. They automatically consider it customer damage and will refuse to replace it or refund the money. Been there, done that. Read the reviews. As GeneO said, no such issue with Amazon.


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17 Jan 2013   #12
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for your input Steve! What is your opinion of this Asus board? Or could I do better with a comparable board from some other company?
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17 Jan 2013   #13
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Thanks for your input Gene. I have bought quite a bit of hardware from NewEgg, but have never had to send anything back yet, so I wasn't aware that they had problems with customer service. That is good to know.
In particular there were these with recent issues with newegg RMA (take them with some salt, some bashing):
Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns - Page 16 - [H]ard|Forum

http://www.overclock.net/t/1332062/n...ng-my-rma/0_20

among a few.

Personally, I avoid newegg for anything that is easily breakable as their packing has been pretty shoddy.

if Amazon, make sure it is "Sold by Amazon" and not a third party.
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17 Jan 2013   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The board has good features and you will be happy with it probably if you get a good one. I look at the customer reviews. It has 75% 4 and 5 eggs, which is pretty good. The only thing that concerns me is the 20% 1 and 2 egg reviews. That means to me you have a 20% chance of getting a bad one. So, it boils down to how much risk you're willing to accept. If you get a good one, it has a lot of good features and should do whatever you need to do. Just hope you're not one of the 20% and have bent CPU pins. The last board I bought from there had the bad pins. The only thing that saved me is the first thing I do is look at the pins, so I was able to say I had never put a CPU in it. It was still touch and go. My good fortune is I called Customer Service about 30 minutes after I received it. Had I waited a day, I would still own a paperweight. So said Customer service. And, trust me, I have spent several thousand dollars at Newegg. That fact was never taken into consideration.
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17 Jan 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Pro is a good board but it has a couple of legacy PCI slots you will never be able to use unless you have one or two ancient boards. This one is newer and better if you can swing the extra shekels it takes to get it.
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17 Jan 2013   #16
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The board has good features and you will be happy with it probably if you get a good one. I look at the customer reviews. It has 75% 4 and 5 eggs, which is pretty good. The only thing that concerns me is the 20% 1 and 2 egg reviews. That means to me you have a 20% chance of getting a bad one. So, it boils down to how much risk you're willing to accept. If you get a good one, it has a lot of good features and should do whatever you need to do. Just hope you're not one of the 20% and have bent CPU pins. The last board I bought from there had the bad pins. The only thing that saved me is the first thing I do is look at the pins, so I was able to say I had never put a CPU in it. It was still touch and go. My good fortune is I called Customer Service about 30 minutes after I received it. Had I waited a day, I would still own a paperweight. So said Customer service. And, trust me, I have spent several thousand dollars at Newegg. That fact was never taken into consideration.

Thanks Steve! I really appreciate your input.
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17 Jan 2013   #17
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The Pro is a good board but it has a couple of legacy PCI slots you will never be able to use unless you have one or two ancient boards. This one is newer and better if you can swing the extra shekels it takes to get it.
That is something to think about, thanks!
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