Flipkart, a subsidiary of Walmart has done something I still can’t believe. They sold me a B450 motherboard disguised as a much more expensive B550 board. The mainboard in question is the ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PRO II which was placed in a box of the ASRock B550M Steel Legend. To make matters worse, a Steel Legend sticker was pasted on the VRM heatsink to hide the ASUS logo.
Luckily for me, the TUF Gaming B450 looks very different from the B550 Steel Legend and there are other inscriptions on the motherboard that give it away.
Here, you can see the serial and model number of the board besides the AM4 socket, an obvious giveaway. In addition to this, the seller also carelessly included an invoice to a different customer in the motherboard box (inside, not outside) which makes this matter even more suspicious.
Either way, I’ve reached out to Flipkart with the images, detailing the whole issue but now they’ve asked me to send an image of the logo that pops when the PC boots. The invoice of a second customer along with the ASRock sticker should have been plenty of proof to convince the retailer, but they expect me to power up the board with my own components just to see to the logo that appears at POST.