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  1. ckoons1

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    Hi Gang:toast:
    I have a question for you. I bought a new motherboard off a store on ebay and
    while the motherboard etc... looks new the serial number states it was manufactured
    a year ago. Is it possible it has been on a shelf that long?
    Thank you:)
     
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    Sure why not.
     
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    Yeah, it is very possible that stuff could sit on the shelf for a while before it gets sold. Obviously this isn't the case when something new gets released but with older stuff that has been out that long, yeah, definitely possible.
     
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    oh i have know idea. just want to make sure
     
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    yes that is the motherboard
    well good. this is good news :]
     
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    while i have you guys here may i ask your opinion?
    i have the opportunity to buy an ASUS P8Z68 PRO GEN 3 motherboard from microcenter for $60 after taxes. do you think it is comparable to the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION enough to warrant getting it as a replacement and perhaps make some $ off of the WS REV?
    THX
    PS
    didnt want to open another thread for a simple quesrtion
     
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    I would get it. Supports PCI-E 3.0, has USB 3.0 ports, and also supports SLI/Crossfire on the same board.

    All wins in my book.
     
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    i see you have the board.
    so you think it makes sence to get it as a replacement and sell the other to make some xtra $ towards something else for the pc?
     
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    The board he has already has all those features aswell and seems to be a very high quality board,its a server grade board though so im not sure how well it overclocks.
     
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    Jack1n overclocks very well. really like the ws revolution just thinking if the p8z68 pro will work just as well and perhaps i can put $100 made from a sale towards something else
     
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    Yeah, I see that now...

    Well, here's the thing, it depends on what you're looking for now; the P8P67 WS Revolution is a high end board based on a 3 generation old chipset. If you can give up the tri-SLI support and extra lanes available to your PCI-E 3.0 slots, then the Z68 is a better chipset overall. If the money comes out to be a wash, I would upgrade. If you're paying any out of pocket then you may be better off just sitting on what you have now.
     
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    oh no i would be making $$$
    wasnt thinking bout doing this just stumbled on this deal and got me thinking.
    not afraid to work so swapping boards is no big deal.
    thx
    have to put on thinking cap
     
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