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Thread: Gigabyte B3 Boards Really New?

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    Default Gigabyte B3 Boards Really New?

    My brother and I have received our B3 boards. Mine is directly from Gigabyte. My brother's is from Newegg. Both our boards have a sticker with the new model number over the old model number.

    Are these Gigabyte boards really new or is Gigabyte really just refurbishing boards and sending them out?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte B3 Boards Really New?

    It is a standard thing to do when you got PCB's from other series, which you can reuse. Considering the only thing changed between B2 and B3 revisions is the chipset, then it makes sense to take the premade B2 PCB's and use them instead of throwing them out, just because they don't have -B3 printed on them.

    I had same thing with ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP (P5K Premium bellow the label) and for example ASRock 880G Extreme 3 has 890GX Extreme 3 label bellow the sticker.

    It is simply a reuse of the PCB's they had in stock. The boards are new.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte B3 Boards Really New?

    Yes, they are all brand new, just using already made B2 PCB's is all.

    Nothing is changed but the chipset, so no reason to toss out all the B2 PCB's.

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