I don't see how you can say that. My A8N32 didn't cost all that much. Also, there's a lot of satisfied users out there with lower end boards, both Gigabyte, ASUS, and others. You're right in one aspect though, low end boards weren't meant for OCing. Lets just say the incidents of problems may increase with the lower cost boards. I don't build my own PCs with cheaper boards, but that's not to say I haven't had good luck with lesser boards on builds for others. Some people only want to do email and surf, which doesn't call for much in the way of system resources. Most of the retail PCs don't have mobos as good as many of the low end enthusiast models. That's a huge part of the market there. Plus, companies that build enthusiast boards have built for the manufacturers in the past. With the larger part of the market being lower end boards, it seems probable they'd have the corresponding larger number of problems. LOCO Are you particularly wanting the same model board? Since it's an RMA to the Egg, they might let you trade up to a higher end board.