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Received a Board with Bend Pins

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Hendri

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Deal Thread URL: [Sale] - i7 6700 LGA 1151 + CPU FAN + ASUS H110M-A M.2 Motherboard + 8 GB 2x4 Crucial Ram | Split Accepted | @ R 3500 Postnet Included | Pictures in POST | Combo (multi-item) sales & full systems
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Buyer: @Hendri
Description of Bad Deal:

I got a motherboard and CPU from Merlin-HD with bend pins and when I asked him about it he said the following:

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27/03/2020, 14:25 - Hendri Vermeulen: IMG-20200327-WA0007.jpg
Hi the pins of motherboard are bend
27/03/2020, 14:25 - Hendri Vermeulen: Everything works but i was not informed of this condition of the board?
27/03/2020, 14:29 - Carbs Merlin-HD: Hi ..to be honest I probably by accident bumped them when I took out my other cpu and then put the i7 in..my apologies..there should not be be any problem as I barely used the board.
27/03/2020, 14:30 - Carbs Merlin-HD: Please let me know if you have any other problem
27/03/2020, 14:31 - Carbs Merlin-HD: But it should be fine
27/03/2020, 14:31 - Hendri Vermeulen: I am going to check if I can repair it but some pins are completely bend over
27/03/2020, 14:32 - Carbs Merlin-HD: Rather leave them as you can damage the board..if it works let it be
27/03/2020, 14:33 - Carbs Merlin-HD: Run prime 9 on the cpu for 2 hours
27/03/2020, 14:34 - Hendri Vermeulen: I board this to resell and cant resell it in this condition
27/03/2020, 14:34 - Hendri Vermeulen: Already run prime95 bo issues
27/03/2020, 14:34 - Carbs Merlin-HD: No issues ?
27/03/2020, 14:35 - Hendri Vermeulen: No issues yes all ports also working except havent tested pci slots will test that too
27/03/2020, 14:46 - Hendri Vermeulen: Pcie x1 slots are working not getting x16 on yet
27/03/2020, 15:00 - Hendri Vermeulen: Cant get pcie x16 to work I will have to check if i can fix pins is that ok? Or should I send it back to you as is instead?
27/03/2020, 15:00 - Hendri Vermeulen: After lockdown ofc
27/03/2020, 15:05 - Carbs Merlin-HD: This is not a gaming board..it won't run a gaming video card on a entry level board ..it is desktop board you can only run normal entry level video card in pcie16 slot on this board..no please leave the pins alone the board is in working condition and I won't accept it back should you damage it by accident trying to bend the pins..if prime 95 works for 2 hours you are fine and the board is sold as working.
27/03/2020, 15:07 - Hendri Vermeulen: I tried a gtz 650 ti and gtx 960 it should work on that board
27/03/2020, 15:08 - Hendri Vermeulen: Should be compatible with most pcie x16 cards actually
27/03/2020, 15:14 - Carbs Merlin-HD: You should check the bios aswell for settings but Google it and you will see that you can't use an entry level board for gaming ..there are 3 classes of motherboard most mid-range and high-end board will work with those cards you can only use this entry level board for a workstation. Google the board model number and you will find people have the same problem that you have it is desktop board not a gaming board and it has to to with the amount of power the video card can take on the board
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27/03/2020, 15:44 - Carbs Merlin-HD: As I told you before the board you bought from me won't power fpu that accelerate games only desktop video cards
27/03/2020, 15:51 - Hendri Vermeulen: Could you please refer me to this as I cant recall or see any mention of this
27/03/2020, 15:52 - Hendri Vermeulen: Also I see there is no io shield and ad says box, cd, etc which implies io shield as well?
27/03/2020, 16:47 - Carbs Merlin-HD: Hi I am busy atm.if you are still having problems With the video card you can always update the bios on the motherboard ,or if you want I can send you my PostNet address and you can send the board back to me once it is here I will pay you R500 for it and once you agree to it I will pay you R 100 for PostNet to cover your cost to me a.Once you agree with this I will also send you a confirmation via Carbonite of this message to confirm final arrangements.. please let me know when you want to go ahead.Thanks and sorry for the inconveniences.
27/03/2020, 16:56 - Hendri Vermeulen: Hi I would prefer to send it back to you, we can arrange this after lock down

As can be read above I wanted to try and fix it, but was told not to and to retest. After testing again I found the PCI-E x16 slot not working and was told that it was because of the motherboard not supporting gaming graphics cards. As stated in bold he states that he told me before about the issue the board apparently has with graphics cards but can't get such reference on the forum or PM's, see forum: [Sale] - i7 6700 LGA 1151 + CPU FAN + ASUS H110M-A M.2 Motherboard + 8 GB 2x4 Crucial Ram | Split Accepted | @ R 3500 Postnet Included | Pictures in POST | Combo (multi-item) sales & full systems

After lockdown was made alert level 4, I got back to him to arrange shipping as talked about before lockdown alert level 4 and he then refused to take it back. Then I tried to repair it to see if I can get it working. I repaired the pins as best I could and got the PCI-E slot working again, with a RX 580. Which lets me take the conclusion that the pins where broken before I got it hence why he was getting issues with the board, but he hasn't responded to me after I told him it was now working and I will now have to leave a negative itrader to inform other carbies of hi actions and tell them to proceed with caution when trading with him. He has also told me he will give me a negative itrader back so this can be a reference towards that as well. I still hope that he can at least give me a discount for the condition of the board, but doubt he is even going to come back, but will delay the itrader in hope that we can still resolve this.
 
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"This is not a gaming board..it won't run a gaming video card on a entry level board ..it is desktop board you can only run normal entry level video card in pcie16 slot on this board "

This is one of the best lines I've heard on here, to be honest. What kind of nonsense is this? If it supports PCI-E 3, it'll support pretty much any GPU. CPUs are an issue, and RAM, yes, but not GPUs.

@Merlin-HD Unless there's proof you let him know of the bent pins, and he was OK with it, I'm going to say you're trying to pull a fast one. The motherboard has "gaming audio" and "lightning fast" this and that, so I don't buy that it won't do with "gaming GPUs". What's a "gaming GPU" vs "Entry level" GPU anyway?
 

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@Merlin-HD are you going to respond here?
Hi , i will refund him as i sold 3 of the same boards, i am an IT guy and work with lots of boards everyday , countless fixes and swapouts, so forgive me for my stupidity when you can buy a decent board for R 1500 mid range board for gaming, those entry level boards i use for firewalls not gaming as you can cook the mosfet vrms on the cpu side when you put an large Video card in there ie 2060 2070 2080 they are meant for boards that support them anything from mid range boards onward.

So i will refund the guy and if i can find the io plate send him one , if he leaves his banking details on my pm and physical address, i am bussy aswell and can't respond at a snap of a finger.

Regards,
Merlin-HD
 

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"Snap of a finger"

Mate he told you on the 27th of March he has an issue with the board already. That's closing in on 2 months ago. In fact, it's the day after lockdown started, which is 48 days ago.

Good on your for refunding him.

@Hendri let me know when the refund is done and I'll close this thread.
 
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