LOL dude, do not complain about it, as you said they got a very good warranty and at LEAST you are able to use it, Im from south america and they does not offer RMA servive here so i can not return the board to get a new one and i have a bricked dx58so just because they WONT test the BIOS releases before uploading them into the download site, and again they WONT tell you "HEY IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO FLASH YOUR BIOS DONT DISABLE THE WATCHDOG"... just be patien they wont ROB you the board maybe got lost in the mail or something but you will get your board back for sure!!
Your board probably got mixed up. You will get it as what Sedek has said.
If you are in another popular manufacturuer (that's what they claim) you will be asked to pay 400 usd for a factory defective board. Plus a very long wait for their tech support and a very emotionally stressful "point system" that they will apply to you.
Intel does not charge those 400$ from you but another companies will.. read the warranty term.. lol.. I got an asus but hey i got a long time with intel (about 18 years) and i never had problems with them until now, I can say that Intels quality is superior than any other, if you didnt get your board back yet( a new 1), is maybe cause a mail mistake not intel`s mistake.. so be patien and ask intel for the track number and go track the package in the mail..
As what you have written you will never buy from Intel again. That means that you are buying from another company. So I wrote that perhaps you want to buy from the popular company that charges it's customer 400 usd for their defective motherboard. Or perhaps you would like to buy from another popular company that charges you a 25% restocking fee if you return their product.
For me Intel is still a better company.
I still don't understand the 400 $ thiung....
what does the warrenty state about that?? and what other companies...??
and to the user who says Intel is still a better company...
I thought so too....and I refused to listen to the billions of voices that screamed INTEL has lost its touch...
But I have news for you....Intel HAS lost its touch....I should have listened to them before
It took them 13 years to build my trust, but just 2 damm months to loose it....
ASus and Evga are MUCH MUCH better in thier sevices...
I'm gonna go with them now..