X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

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Limp Gawd
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The original owner may never have taken them off. I buy used stuff all the time with the plastic still on them.

Hmm! I was thinking of picking a cheap 5900x (prices dropping all the time) and building a backup PC. So would you trust this mobo? Warranty still valid for another 2 years! or maybe just buy a 5600x and use it as an internet PC! Never again will I buy expensive mobo!!!!
 
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Hmm! I was thinking of picking a cheap 5900x (prices dropping all the time) and building a backup PC. So would you trust this mobo? or maybe just buy a 5600x and use it as an internet PC! Never again will I buy expensive mobo!!!!
Agree with kirby, sell it. Just mention in the auction it's a fresh RMA from asus that looks new.
 

techie81

[H]ard for [H]ardware
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Just an update, I had RMAed the Dark Hero due to the "Error 4d" and had transferred all the components to an MSI Tomahawk.
Now 1 month later I got a non-retail plain brown box in post back, it has a different serial number Dark Hero. It has all the plastic foils still stuck on the motherboard. Does that mean it is a brand-new Dark hero they sent me back?

Don't know if I should sell it or build a second system on it!
Man, I feel like I dodged a bullet. I REALLY wanted that board but it was out of stock everywhere when I got my 5900X. I went with the MSI Tomahawk instead and so far it's been solid.

I agree with the others, SELL IT.
 

TechBlaster

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Man, I feel like I dodged a bullet. I REALLY wanted that board but it was out of stock everywhere when I got my 5900X. I went with the MSI Tomahawk instead and so far it's been solid.

I agree with the others, SELL IT.
Agree. I originally bought this board. Worked fine for about a week then refused to power up. I was able to return it to the and replaced it with the Tomahawk. That MB has been rock solid. After seeing the issues others have had with the Dark Hero I’ve lost faith with Asus quality control and will probably not consider them much in the future. I did like the Asus bios over the MSI’s but that’s about it.
 

lobstar

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I've had mine with basically no issues. Though it might have ate my 5950x, the 5700x I had laying around has been fine for my needs in the same board since.
 
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Zero issues here with mine… rock solid going on almost 2 years now. Started out with a 5900x, then upgraded to a 5950x a few months later.
 

professional loser

Limp Gawd
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I agree with the others, SELL IT.

I don't think anyone will buy it now (in Europe), and at what price?
I have spare power supply, case etc, I could just build a cheap internet PC with it. On amazon it still has 4.6 stars out of 5. So maybe we hear more from the unlucky ones? If it fails again, then my Dark Hero is still guranteed until 2024.
 
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