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MoBo arrived


Is it normal for MoBo to arrive without the seal on? I fear i may have gotten a RMA board

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The opening to the box should be sealed as well as the antistatic packaging, were they not? as long as you bought from a genuine retailer then you shouldnt have any problem regarding the warranty period. Have you tested it yet?
 
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The opening to the box should be sealed as well as the antistatic packaging, were they not? as long as you bought from a genuine retailer then you shouldnt have any problem regarding the warranty period. Have you tested it yet?

Well both were open and this is from Newegg. Hopefully I won’t have any problems
 
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You mean seal as in the box is tape at the opening? Thus far all the motherboards I bought regardless of retailer don't come with any seal. From newegg to amazon to my local retailer here. It is pretty normal not to have any. The only thing taped is the anti static bag holding the motherboard, the sata cable and io is sealed in their own packets.

I agree on going on the 32GB ram on my itx system, even I myself max out my 32GB frequently from chrome browsing alone, pretty surprised how bloated web browsing become with multiple tabs. It took me a hundred tabs or so for me to see it reach the ram limit, which surprises me as I can do way more before even on a laptop with 4GB ram. Add to it Windows 10 using the ram up too.
 
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Well both were open and this is from Newegg. Hopefully I won’t have any problems
I have never had a sealed mobo box ever, and I have bought over ten mobos. I mean the plastic wrapping has a little sticker seal (but it can usually be peeled off without ripping) but i have never seen one on the actual box, whether direct from amazon or newegg... heh odd.
 
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Well both were open and this is from Newegg. Hopefully I won’t have any problems
better confirm your order you bought new and not Opened box. if you did get Open box and ordered new, I'd call newegg right away and get some extended warranty.

This would be a new low for newegg.
 
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In my experience, motherboard boxes don't come sealed, just (some times) the anti-static bag inside (as well as whatever driver disc and accessory/cable bags are included). I believe this is for retail purposes, so that customers can actually see the board layout and ports before buying without breaking any seals, given that the boxes generally only give a vague overview (and unlike a GPU or other components, the physical layout and I/O is complex, highly variable, and really matters). Unless the anti-static bag has a broken seal on it, I wouldn't worry at all.
 
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The heatsink design for the M2 SSD is really good. That was a solid aluminum heatsink with thermal strips.


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I have never had a sealed mobo box ever, and I have bought over ten mobos. I mean the plastic wrapping has a little sticker seal (but it can usually be peeled off without ripping) but i have never seen one on the actual box, whether direct from amazon or newegg... heh odd.
Mine does not even have a plastic sticker for the anti-static bag.

Also upon close inspection I found there was one M2 screw missing. There should be 2 included in plastic bags but I can only find one.

better confirm your order you bought new and not Opened box. if you did get Open box and ordered new, I'd call newegg right away and get some extended warranty.

This would be a new low for newegg.

I bought brand new. 1000% sure

In my experience, motherboard boxes don't come sealed, just (some times) the anti-static bag inside (as well as whatever driver disc and accessory/cable bags are included). I believe this is for retail purposes, so that customers can actually see the board layout and ports before buying without breaking any seals, given that the boxes generally only give a vague overview (and unlike a GPU or other components, the physical layout and I/O is complex, highly variable, and really matters). Unless the anti-static bag has a broken seal on it, I wouldn't worry at all.

As said above. None of those things were sealed plus I am missing one M2 screw. Not that I need it but it is an indication that someone has probably took the board accessoires out of it already.

Just chatted with Newegg. The agent acknowledged that their New Jersey warehouse have shipped me an open box item based on the IPC barcodes I gave them. So yeah, paid for a brand new MoBo and received a refurbished one. Thank god I video tape ALL of my hardware unboxing now and i shared that detail with the chat rep. One cannot be careful enough.

Newegg chat agent was good though. She immediately issued an advanced replacement for me so i don't have to wait extra long. So all is good.
 
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Just bought an MSI Gaming Z370 and nothing was stopping me from taking it out of the box, the bag was sealed however
 
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Sounds like its resolved, nicely done.
 
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Build is done. Pictures and benchmarks to follow very soon. I wish I bought RGB fans. Man after seeing those beautiful RGB i want freaking RGB in EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
 
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Build is done. Pictures and benchmarks to follow very soon. I wish I bought RGB fans. Man after seeing those beautiful RGB i want freaking RGB in EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
Just got my own 8700K, it comes next week. I can compare my own bench's to yours!
 

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Sweet deal man! I have a white build myself and love it! cant wait to see the pics!
 
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Installation process

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All done!

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and RGB!!!!!

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She really liked the Purple LED on the FuryX so no more red on the GPU
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I am VERY attempted to eventually buy 5 Corsair LL140 RGB fans and just make the entire case RGB synced up. She LOVES RGB!!

 

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What do you think of that keyboard?
 
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And some benchmark. Basically just enabled XMP and manually dropped vcore a bit. ASUS puts really high auto voltages.

And I taught her some basic overclocking. She is not a big fan of it as she doesn't like the idea of her twitch streaming cut off now and then due to system stability. So it just simply just a quick 4.8GHz all core overclocking.

Gotta say high core speed does pretty amazing things to MMORPG. For the same game, I used to average ~56 on my 6950X@4.2GHz with the FuryX. With 4.8GHz 8700K her average is about 79. Pretty freaking amazing.
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Oh and thanks to @W1zzard review on the ADATA SX8200 drive. Under a heatsink this SSD is amazingly fast, AND stays relatively cool even after benchmarking.

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What do you think of that keyboard?
It works really well. She likes Bluetooth keyboard and bluetooth mouse somehow. Less wires on the table for a better twitch streaming viewers' experience?
 
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Gotta say high core speed does pretty amazing things to MMORPG. For the same game, I used to average ~56 on my 6950X@4.2GHz with the FuryX. With 4.8GHz 8700K her average is about 79. Pretty freaking amazing.
Amen to that. Well played, but that cable management... :wtf:

What game is it? GW2? :)
 
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