Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
In Runtime
 
eapro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 317
Default What's the difference between Retail and OEM

The retail seem to always cost more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

...yet the specs are the same.

What's the reason for this?
__________________

eapro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
freestyler105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,883
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

Retail comes with all the packaging, manuals, any cables, etc. (like you would buy from a store)

OEM is straight from the manufacturer, it is just the product, in this case a graphics card, wrapped in bubble wrap in a box.
__________________

__________________
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
freestyler105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

Retail comes with a nice box and a whole bunch of extra cables, software, manual, etc. while the OEM generally comes with the video card itself, driver CD. It's stripped down basically.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
In Runtime
 
4thgradedropout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 450
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

now when you buy lets say an oem or open box mb does it at least come with the back plate or is there a place to get that separate to fit your mb
__________________
desktop:MB:MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX/AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 95W Quad-Core Processor/8gigs corsair ram/corsair 650w power supply/Sapphire HD 5870 2GB/ 2tb hd space/ 4 120mm case fans
4thgradedropout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
eapro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 317
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

thanks guys :S
eapro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #6
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

You mean the metal bracket that covers up the back of the case where the slots are? If so, they never come with those. You'll have to get those separate at a computer shop.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
Golden Master
 
borat_sagdiyev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,986
Send a message via AIM to borat_sagdiyev Send a message via MSN to borat_sagdiyev
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

TRD, you are wrong. they always come with those.....
__________________
Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz
evga 650i ultra
2gb 400mhz ram OC'ed to 450
evga geforce 7600GT overclocked
borat_sagdiyev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:01 PM   #8
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

The motherboards I've been getting never come with those. I do get the USB brackets, but that's it. I guess it comes down to the manufacturer.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:09 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
4thgradedropout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 450
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

im talking about the i/o plate i think that is what it is called
__________________
desktop:MB:MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX/AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 95W Quad-Core Processor/8gigs corsair ram/corsair 650w power supply/Sapphire HD 5870 2GB/ 2tb hd space/ 4 120mm case fans
4thgradedropout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:10 PM   #10
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: What's the difference between Retail and OEM

Oh, that plate!!!! Yes, they always come with the motherboard. I thought you were referring to the PCI brackets
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0