Last week, my original PC died (Pile of Crap).
I decided since I have a good job now, I'm going as much all out as I can without going totally nuts.
Didnt work out so well...
First I went to a store, Canada Computers.
They didnt have my CPU, but I said if you can beat the Tiger Direct price by $20; I'll wait for it to come in.
He said I should just go buy it at Tiger Direct...
ANYWAY, he then told me that FutureShop also had a deal on the videocard I wanted and to go there. (Again, I said I'd wait IF he would match their price).
Still said better off to go there.
I bought my motherboard from there, because it was a good deal on a nice GigaByte.
Fastforward to Saturday morning.
After trying ALL the gear together, would not BOOT. Just wouldnt!
The only used item was a borrowed 8800 videocard. Temporary solution.
Went out, bought new RAM.
Went out, bought a new videocard.
Still wouldnt boot.
Finally, I bit the bullet and ripped it ALL apart and went back to the store to return the motherboard. (I basically went by the rule of replace the cheapest parts first and see what happens. Luckily I didnt have to replace the CPU).
I go to the return counter at Canada Computers and the guy takes one look at the mobo and said: Bent pin, cant return it.
There was a SINGLE bent CONTACT POINT (They are NOT pins) on the CPU slot.
I go and talk to another guy, NOTHING they can do. Unfortunately it was the same guy from before who said to shop somewhere else!
I spoke with the manager, told him how I bought that motherboard THREE days ago and I just used it that morning.
Didnt care, said I would have to go through gigabyte.
So I walk out with a BRAND new (Cost as much as the damn CPU!) motherboard.
So, do you think I should call their head office or just go through gigabyte about getting my money back for the borked motherboard?
(Keep in mind, I treat my computers with MASSIVE amount of care. I had on a static strap for crap sake.)