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scannall

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Maybe, maybe not. The cheap x570 boards are 4-layer. Early chatter was that PCI-SIG set 6-layer PCBs as a minimum for the circuitry necessary to carry PCIe 4.0 signals (essentially, PCIe 3.0 can go over one layer while 4.0 can't, or something like that).
The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus is 6 layers, and 12+2 VRM's for $189. Seems pretty decent for the price. Asus Motherboard
 

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OK, so after working all day to try and get an order number or email confirmation, I have finally tried to create a cancellation request. Once I saw that newegg had a NIB motherboard for the same price as I was going to pay at microcenter (plus shipping) I got a hold of customer support, and its supposed to be getting cancelled. Never again will I buy from micro center online. Newegg is SOOO much better. Amazon is even getting on my nerves. I ordered my 3900x last friday, and its not shipped yet ! But the case I ordered today from newegg (2 hours ago) is already shipped. Amazon says it will arrive in 3 to 4 days using normal shipping, but its not even shipped yet !
 
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OK, so after working all day to try and get an order number or email confirmation, I have finally tried to create a cancellation request. Once I saw that newegg had a NIB motherboard for the same price as I was going to pay at microcenter (plus shipping) I got a hold of customer support, and its supposed to be getting cancelled. Never again will I buy from micro center online. Newegg is SOOO much better. Amazon is even getting on my nerves. I ordered my 3900x last friday, and its not shipped yet ! But the case I ordered today from newegg (2 hours ago) is already shipped. Amazon says it will arrive in 3 to 4 days using normal shipping, but its not even shipped yet !
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Fractal design define R6 at Amazon for $125ish with free prime shipping.

Sadly not in stock until 9/15
 

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Fractal design define R6 at Amazon for $125ish with free prime shipping.

Sadly not in stock until 9/15
I must be getting old since I can't find it on amazon site. Is that TG or non-TG version, and is it USB-C or not?

Can you provide a link please?

EDIT: found it, https://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-FD-CA-DEF-R6C-BK-Computer-Define/dp/B07HPB7MB2

Damn Amazon site search function sucks. The only way I found it is by clicking random cases and then looking at "recommended" section below.
 
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Thanks. I was looking for solid panel R6 USB-C. I was hoping to get it for cheaper, but I guess this will have to do :(
Yeah I’m okay with $125 but not super excited about it.
I will say the store dislay R6 at Microcenter was pretty good with noting the door feels unusually flimsy and only opens to 90 degrees. I don’t think I’ll be opening the door that much but be aware.
 
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Do you think this one is cheap 4 layer ? or 6 ?
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 AM4 ATX AMD Motherboard


I just noticed that the open box price I paid at micro center = the regular price at newegg, and no shipping charge at newegg. Oh well, it does say I can return it.
Unknown. There's a list of this stuff on OCN but it has a lot of questionmarks next to the ASRock x570 boards. I'm going to guess "yes" though since ASrock brags about "2oz copper PCB" which is a dead giveaway that they went with fewer layers.

The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus is 6 layers, and 12+2 VRM's for $189. Seems pretty decent for the price. Asus Motherboard
Not a bad deal actually.
 

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Bought a open box msi x99s sli plus mobo from frys 3 1/2 years ago with “bent pins”, counted 3 for $15. Sent it for Rma ($15 shipping) and got a refurb in 2 weeks In a plain white carton, looked new.
Smart move, haha. OEM RMA or a third party shop?
 

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Smart move, haha. OEM RMA or a third party shop?
MSI RMA of course.
That sounds completely different from the horror stories of users here who have been denied warranty from Asus and Gigabyte. I guess I haven't heard that much (good or bad) concerning MSI's RMA department.

Heck, many users said that if a person has even sneezed near one of their Asus or Gigabyte motherboards, they deny coverage because of "physical damage". :p
 
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That sounds completely different from the horror stories of users here who have been denied warranty from Asus and Gigabyte. I guess I haven't heard that much (good or bad) concerning MSI's RMA department.

Heck, many users said that if a person has even sneezed near one of their Asus or Gigabyte motherboards, they deny coverage because of "physical damage". :p
Gigabyte did that to me, they even hosed the motherboard themselves, and lied about doing it.\

Thats why I will never buy another gigablyte motherboat, no matter how good people say they might be,
 

scannall

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Gigabyte did that to me, they even hosed the motherboard themselves, and lied about doing it.\

Thats why I will never buy another gigablyte motherboat, no matter how good people say they might be,
Asrock has done that to me recently. I have 2 dead motherboards. And no compensation. Within warranty, stock clocks and a big "sucks to be you" attitude.
 

VirtualLarry

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Asrock has done that to me recently. I have 2 dead motherboards. And no compensation. Within warranty, stock clocks and a big "sucks to be you" attitude.
And people wonder why I have an "NO RMA" policy with mfg's, generally. If someone buys a PC from me, and a part fails, I generally just replace it with an equivalent. Hence my purchasing of refurbed parts in the first place. New is over-rated, IMHO. (I disclose if I use refurb/open-box/otherwise non-new parts in my builds. I don't use refurb PSUs though.)
 

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That sounds completely different from the horror stories of users here who have been denied warranty from Asus and Gigabyte. I guess I haven't heard that much (good or bad) concerning MSI's RMA department.

Heck, many users said that if a person has even sneezed near one of their Asus or Gigabyte motherboards, they deny coverage because of "physical damage". :p
Guess we got one person that made it thru their process! Not bad. They probably threw it in the oven and cooked it a little.
 
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Well looks like the open box 3600X was sold.

Browsing around the MC site today they have a NIB 2920X TR on sale for $299, and they also have a sale on the 3600X for $229. Still undecided to be honest but I'm curious about the 3600 and how it's overclocked without being unlocked?

Maybe this indecision will retroactively be a good thing. I got the chance to run the Rivatuner over-lay display to check my gpu and cpu usage and it doesn't look like any game I play is pegged at >90% usage
 
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