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MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 Micro ATX Motherboard & Total Defense Premium Internet Security (5 User) Bundle EXPIRED

TDMVP73 90,839 January 24, 2014 at 03:12 AM in Mail In Rebate (10) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 01-24-2014 at 04:15 PM View Original Post
Update: $4.99 shipping charge has been removed, thus dropping final price to $7.99

Newegg has MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard & Total Defense Premium Internet Security (5 User) Bundle for $72.99 - $60 rebate - $5 rebate = $8. Shipping is $5. Thanks TDMVP73

Deal Editor's Note: Very good price for the motherboard bundle. Please be aware of the specific requirements for the rebate, which are outlined in the thread's wiki page. -iconian

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Edited January 24, 2014 at 05:21 PM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
This combo is Shop Runner eligible.

MSI Rebate Details:
Limit 1 Per Household for MSI Rebate (Offer #MSI-13662)
Rebate is valid from 01/22/14 to 01/31/14

Total Defense Combo Rebate Details:
Limit 1 Per Household for Total Defense Combo Rebate (Offer #TD9-10123)
Rebate is valid from 01/01/14 to 01/31/14

NOTE #1: Go to any Shop Runner eligible item page [newegg.com] and log in in order to activate your free 2 day shipping in your cart.

NOTE #2: The Total Defense rebate requires that the software must be activated prior to rebate redemption. Activation will require a valid credit card however your subscription may be cancelled at anytime. Total Defense will verify that the product has been activated. (See Wiki for Additional Details)

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Quote from vietsb View Post :
I've noticed the Parago and 4MyRebate houses taking forever (1mo+) to acknowledge receipt of sent documents, but mine all eventually show up luckily. Just be sure you have copies of everything and check every other week, and call if it's well past the reasonable period, but <1mo I wouldn't worry about it much since I've seen it take that long very often lately.

Hope it works out.
Thanks, I recently had a rebate that didn't work out because they said a mail was never received... I should have made copies
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#122
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This is probably my biggest pet peeve. Whether the criticism is valid or invalid is irrelevant. "Don't like it, don't buy it" is not a valid counter to criticism. It translates to "Have a negative opinion? Don't express it." It's one of those phrases people love to parrot. In this particular case it's very clear that this person wasn't going to buy it and yet you respond by telling them to not buy it.
Maybe it is a stupid response, but I think the point was clear enough, and needed. The title says "After $65 Rebate"! Unless the person is a moron, there's no reason for them to check on a thread they have no interest in (because of the rebate) just to post how they don't like rebates. It's not even a criticism of the deal at all. It's just their opinion on rebates, and of no use to everyone else that isn't overwhelmed by the rebate process.
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#123
I was amazed to discover this mobo doesn't have any Windows XP drivers on MSI's web page or on the included CD. Some of the drivers there happen to work under XP, but there is absolutely no warning on the box or on MSI's web page that Win7 or later is required for those few like me who still only have XP. I couldn't find any warnings on Amazon or Newegg's page either. I didn't have time to read all the reviews. It feels too weird to pay as much for Win7 as the entire system cost me (except for the hard drive and low end video card) so I'll stick with my old XP which is good enough for me.

Fortunately some of the MSI Win7 drivers worked under XP, and I was able to get the video to work by using a video card. It's the first mobo I've run across that doesn't support anything below Win7. I know XP is losing all support soon, but I'll keep using XP until I can't.
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I was amazed to discover this mobo doesn't have any Windows XP drivers on MSI's web page or on the included CD. Some of the drivers there happen to work under XP, but there is absolutely no warning on the box or on MSI's web page that Win7 or later is required for those few like me who still only have XP. I couldn't find any warnings on Amazon or Newegg's page either. I didn't have time to read all the reviews. It feels too weird to pay as much for Win7 as the entire system cost me (except for the hard drive and low end video card) so I'll stick with my old XP which is good enough for me.

Fortunately some of the MSI Win7 drivers worked under XP, and I was able to get the video to work by using a video card. It's the first mobo I've run across that doesn't support anything below Win7. I know XP is losing all support soon, but I'll keep using XP until I can't.
I thought you were joking since you didn't mention Windows Vista. But you were serious, they only support 7, 8 and 8.1 in 32/64 varieties.
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#125
The product page [msi.com] shows XP/Vista support, are those drivers on the CD? It's still odd they aren't on the website, though.
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I thought you were joking since you didn't mention Windows Vista. But you were serious, they only support 7, 8 and 8.1 in 32/64 varieties.
Yes, I'm out of date, but I hate giving so much money to MS, especially paying as much for an OS that is tied to 1 mobo only as my entire system cost (minus the hard drive and graphics card). I'm still waiting for a better deal on 7 or 8.

I know it's going to happen more and more, but it's the first system I've put together where I couldn't find XP drivers available, but fortunately I was able to get everything to work with other drivers for the Win7/8 drivers only.
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Yes, I'm out of date, but I hate giving so much money to MS, especially paying as much for an OS that is tied to 1 mobo only as my entire system cost (minus the hard drive and graphics card). I'm still waiting for a better deal on 7 or 8.

I know it's going to happen more and more, but it's the first system I've put together where I couldn't find XP drivers available, but fortunately I was able to get everything to work with other drivers for the Win7/8 drivers only.
Unless you have some funky software you have to run that will only run on windows, I'd highly suggest looking into the latest Linux builds.

I might be a convert and start preaching the good word of Linux after my latest dealings with "the other side".

For example, some of the distros come pretty much complete out of the box with no other needed software, all for free Faint. Such as Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon that has office (Libre), movie player (VLC), Firefox, etc all on just a ~1.2gb install. http://www.linuxmint.com/

From cold boot with a blank hard drive, to the last software update it took me less than 30 min! And this was on an old E5200 C2D with a 7.2k HD!!! OMGOMGOMG Try THAT with Win7!
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Quote from Mike_Hawk View Post :
Unless you have some funky software you have to run that will only run on windows, I'd highly suggest looking into the latest Linux builds.

I might be a convert and start preaching the good word of Linux after my latest dealings with "the other side".

For example, some of the distros come pretty much complete out of the box with no other needed software, all for free Faint. Such as Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon that has office (Libre), movie player (VLC), Firefox, etc all on just a ~1.2gb install. http://www.linuxmint.com/

From cold boot with a blank hard drive, to the last software update it took me less than 30 min! And this was on an old E5200 C2D with a 7.2k HD!!! OMGOMGOMG Try THAT with Win7!
Thanks for the input. For a media server I know you're right. I work at a place that does Linux software and while I can get around in it, I'm not a Linux lover. I don't like MS at all, so I'd love to get away from them, but I've used Windows for so long that I just know how to do things in it faster, plus it looks more polished than the few Linux GUIs I've seen. Linux Mint has specifically been recommended to me several times as being the most polished and the best choice for me. It still won't solve being able to play Windows games and running other Windows only apps I want, but it would probably not be a bad idea.

First off, though, I don't know anything about setting up Linux, so I don't know if I could dual-boot it with XP or other Windows OSes nor how to do it. I don't want it to start messing up my HDs. One little typo in Linux can be fatal. Sure, all of the info is out there if you have lots of time to read, but I don't. I just want the quickest solution.

I keep telling myself someday I will try Linux on my own system if I ever get time, but I never seem to. Work and family manage to take up 95% of my free time. Someday I want to play around with VMs too at home. I use them at work, but I've never created one on my own nor used one at home. It's all a matter of not having enough time.
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First off, though, I don't know anything about setting up Linux, so I don't know if I could dual-boot it with XP or other Windows OSes nor how to do it. I don't want it to start messing up my HDs. One little typo in Linux can be fatal. Sure, all of the info is out there if you have lots of time to read, but I don't. I just want the quickest solution.
I use http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ to burn the ISO to a USB. If you know how to create a USB Windows installer you know how to do this Smilie Very simple to boot to and choose a live install to test out, or do a full install where you commit to installing the OS.

Looks like http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ has you covered if you need to run Windows apps. It does all the front end managing within Linux. No need to dual boot or have a VM. Very Cool
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#130
Reminder for folks that may have purchased this 2 days after initially listed (if it wasn't a dead combo by then), the MSI rebate requirement was "within 20 days", so today's the last day. Good news is if you missed the boat already, it's only ~$4.50 lost including postage, so questionable worth in the first place. I wonder if there are products with $1 mail in rebates? Smilie
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#131
I was approved for the $60 Total Defense rebate. I didn't bother with the $5 rebate. Thanks OP.
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#132
My $60 rebate came in two days ago! That is a really fast turn around for a rebate! Still waiting for the $5 rebate.
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#133
Just got my $60 rebate gift card today.
Got the $5 rebate a week or two ago. Opted for the faster processing, so I got a check for $4.50
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