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Hi,

I am working on piecing together a new build (9900k with a good MB).  One of the MB I am interested in is the EVGA Z390 Dark.  It is a pricey MB but looks like it is well put together.  EVGA presently has a bundle deal with a new EVGA Z390 Dark and an open box 9900K CPU for $850 (vs $1000 new).  I have never purchased an open box item and was interested in some of the experts experiences or opinions.  I would essentially be getting my first choice MB for the cost of my second choice MB (ASUS ROG Maximus XI Code @ $350) with the risk of an open box CPU which would still be under warrantee

Any insight is appreciated

 

Thanks

 

Brett

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I mostly buy open box cpus, no difference at all same warranty,

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Posted (edited)

Thanks Westman!  Just my luck though....the bundle is no longer offered at EVGA.  Oh well, at least I know for the future 🙂

Edited by BrettT

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Open box CPUs could well be the result of someone discovering it wasn't a very good overclocker.  If you're hoping for a good shot at coming out ahead in the silicon lottery and getting a good chip, picking up a chip someone else has already rejected probably wouldn't be a high-probability-of-success way of doing it.

Regards

 

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, w6kd said:

Open box CPUs could well be the result of someone discovering it wasn't a very good overclocker.  If you're hoping for a good shot at coming out ahead in the silicon lottery and getting a good chip, picking up a chip someone else has already rejected probably wouldn't be a high-probability-of-success way of doing it.

Regards

 

HaHa, it could well  be that or Bulk "Tray" or the open Box can be  binned, 😉 it depends were you buy it 

Edited by westman

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This was from EVGA.  They were CPUs that they used to test out their MBs not ones that had been returned

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