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    Second hand motherboard concerns

    Hi all

    More of a personal thread than a professional this.

    I've just purchased a second hand Gigabyte Z77X-D3H board on eBay (trying to build a new PC on the cheap!) and I'm a little worried about it.

    It was purchased knowing that one of the Fan sockets didn't work but the seller assured the CPU fan was not affected.

    However on inspection there is a burnt line running from the CPU/DAJP1 socket to above the RAM slots.

    At the moment I don't have a CPU to test the board with (buying an i5 when I get paid next month) so not sure how serious this is.

    Have attached a couple of shots of the affected area.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32359055/20121015_083459.jpg
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32359055/20121015_083446.jpg

    Should I be asking for my money back (£46)?

    Thanks very much
    James

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    If the damage was not mentioned in the description of the item, I am pretty sure you can take it up with ebay and get your money back.

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    I'm not an electronics person...but that doesnt look good in all honesty!

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    I wouldn't touch that board with a long stick nevermind installing a new cpu in it.

    If that level of damage was not shown at teh time I'd be asking for a refund.

    Ben

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    Fried traces are never a good thing. Add to that the fact they've screwed the mounting screws in so tight they've worn away the ground shield and I'd say you should be getting your money back ASAP, this is obviously not a person who looks after their kit.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm coming to the same conclusion, If I buy a new processor I wouldn't really want to put it into this board.

    As @LosOjos said it doesn't look well looked after.

    Sounds like I've got another round of eBay problems to deal with.

    Just out of interest what would you recommend as an i5 motherboard capable of a bit of overclocking and crossfire support?

    Cheers
    James

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    IMO forget overclocking and crossfire. Overclocking is useless in real world usage, and unless you are using the exact same graphics cards with the same BIOS etc you will have problems.

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    I over-clocked my 286,386 and 486.. But lost interest in PC hardware as a GAME a couple of years later.

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    send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back, send it back.

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    I've got one of those boards. Look like that ones been overvolted.

    Send it back.

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