Excerpt: This motherboard I owned for almost 2 years and it ran my i5-3570K OC to 4.5GHz at 1.3v and it ran rock solid. Didnt have any problems with MSI products and I owned 2 MSI motherboards. Own one for a 1156 socket i5-660 as well as this one and MSI never gave me trouble. I do recommend MSI as they been around since 1986. MSI has been around longer the ASUS and Corsair, Just a fun fact. Also I got this from frys electronics.
Summary: I've bought two of these, it's a high quality motherboard for a cheap price. It has everything a higher end motherboard has, who honestly cares if it's refurbished? In my opinion it has a lower chance of being DOA simply due to that fact, they must test a part to determine if it's refurbished properly or not.
Summary: I was a little bit skeptical at first as it claimed they resold msi products, and that the mother board was used like new, but I went on the MSI website and Tegra Tech was there and it eased my worry. I got my product in a decent amount of time, and it works! I have this motherboard in my pc with i53570k processor, 8b ram, msi geforce 650 ti card, 1tb HD, and a 750 watt psu. It all works well. I'm pleased.