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    NewEgg safe for buying new motherboards?

    I'm thinking about returning the Maximus XI Code that I just received from Amazon because it has so many fingerprints and scratches on the plastic pieces. NewEgg seems to get stock more often, but they have a no refund return policy on motherboards. Has anyone had a bad experience with NewEgg? I've seen reports of bent pins, etc.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Feklar PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Apex
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    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Trident Z Royal F4-4400C18D-16GTRS
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA w/ Hydro Copper Waterblock
    MonitorAcer Predator X35
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    Keyboard Logitech G513 Carbon
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    I buy a lot of parts from Newegg without issue. I am also a Newegg Premium member so that's a plus. I also only live 30 miles fro their warehouse so anything shipped from them to me arrives the next day.

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    XSPC Raystorm Neo Metal CPU block, EVGA Hydro Copper GPU block
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    LG G32GK850G Monitor +
    Windows 10 Pro

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    MotherboardAsus Rampage VI Apex
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    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws 4 2800
    Graphics Card #1Asus ROG Strix 1080Ti
    Sound CardCreative Soundblaster Z
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    I have been ordering motherboards from Newegg for quite awhile ,not many motherboards maybe 6-8 ,but I have not had any issues with any of the motherboards I have purchased from them.I recently purchased the same Maximus XI Code from Newegg and have no issues so far but it is just waiting in the box as I am still waiting on the 9900K to set it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top3koms View Post
    I have been ordering motherboards from Newegg for quite awhile ,not many motherboards maybe 6-8 ,but I have not had any issues with any of the motherboards I have purchased from them.I recently purchased the same Maximus XI Code from Newegg and have no issues so far but it is just waiting in the box as I am still waiting on the 9900K to set it up.
    The two NewEgg reviews mention fingerprints. Would you mind opening the box and let me know if you see any fingerprints, etc on the board?
    Last edited by jrrog1975; 10-24-2018 at 08:48 PM.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
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    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
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    Are you kidding? Newegg is probably the most trusted and reliable source for PC parts on the web.

    I've been buying from Newegg for many years, never once had a problem.

    They stand by their products and great customer service.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
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    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array GotKevlar PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC)
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    Graphics Card #1ZT-P10800H-10P
    Sound CardSupremeFX 8-Channel HDA CODEC S1220A
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    Ive never had any issues with newegg having poor inventory or damaged products.

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    My experiences with newegg.ca and newegg.com have always been good.

    I always buy "New", not "Used/Refurbed", if that makes any difference.

    Canadian consumer law requires all Canadian vendors (like newegg.ca) accept returns for full refund or for "equivalent value" exchange within 30 days. Regardless of the item type, without any need for the item to be damaged or defective, the consumer only needs to state that he/she "isn't satisfied with the product". This is the law, it always supersedes any vendor-imposed rules about "we don't accept returns/exchanges on [whatever] after product is open, etc". Although vendors can impose "restocking fees" or (excessive) shipping/freight charges to discourage (or recoup costs) of bad business, and vendors can choose to reject business from any customers they just don't want to deal with.

    ASUS motherboards seem to always come in hugely oversized boxes filled with extra advertising and extra packaging materials. I've had a few ASUS products arrive in slightly damaged packaging - suggesting some dropping, crushing, rough handling or other abuse during stocking/shipping - I've even had a huge ROG Swift monitor box arrive with very obvious forklift damage - but the ASUS contents themselves remained completely intact.
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    MotherboardROG Maximus IX Code
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    Memory (part number)16GB G.Skill Trident Z 4025MHz 17-17-17-39-2T
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    Newegg and Amazon are probably the top two online stores for pc parts, I've ordered from both and never had any problems, you might even get a 10% discount at Amazon. They gave me 10% off my 6700k just by using their chat and asking them if it was on sale, he said no but since you're a valued customer I'll give you 10% off. Try it, it may work for you too.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Feklar PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Apex
    Processori9 9900k
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Trident Z Royal F4-4400C18D-16GTRS
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA w/ Hydro Copper Waterblock
    MonitorAcer Predator X35
    Storage #1Samsung 860 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2850 Evo 1TB and 2TB
    CPU CoolerCustom Water Cooling
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    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2
    Keyboard Logitech G513 Carbon
    Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
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    Headset/Speakers Schiit Gungnir DAC w/Violectric V100 Headphone Amp
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    One thing I do have to mention about buying a new Asus motherboard from Newegg. In all the years I have bought them, not a single motherboard box was ever factory sealed. Nothing was ever damaged or missing, just never sealed. This is normal and nothing to worry about.

    i9 9900k + Asus Maximus XI Apex + EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA
    Trident Z Royal F4-4400C18D-16GTRS + Samsung 860 Pro SSD, EVO 1TB, EVO 2TB
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 Power Supply + Phanteks Evolv X case
    XSPC Raystorm Neo Metal CPU block, EVGA Hydro Copper GPU block
    Koolance Fittings and QDC's + Mo-Ra 3 Pro 4x180 Radiator
    LG G32GK850G Monitor +
    Windows 10 Pro

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    Memory (part number)32 GB (2x16) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200 MHz CL14 @ 3600 15-16-37
    Graphics Card #1Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
    MonitorEIZO Coloredge CG2730 and Dell
    Storage #1Samsung 512 GB 960 Pro
    Storage #21TB 850 x 1 TB 860 EVO RAID0, 6 TB WDC Black HDD
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    I wouldn't after all of the horror stories. My go to is Amazon and Microcenter (where I can return it locally).

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