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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
IT'd be a shame to destroy the cooler on the Phantom...

If the EVGA doesnt void warranty by removing the cooler, i'd say go with that one, otherwise, make sure you run the card for a good while, or until your satisfied it doesnt have any faults, because after the cooler comes off the Gainward/Palit, its bye bye warranty!
Yeah but can I even get them in Australia?(I will If I can)

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Yeah but can I even get them in Australia?(I will If I can)

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Which one, Gainward/Palit/eVga?
post #13 of 21
EVGA, as the warrantry covers Watercooling.

or WC the Palit/Gainward version and if it breaks, put the stock Air HSF back on.
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EVGA, as the warrantry covers Watercooling.

or WC the Palit/Gainward version and if it breaks, put the stock Air HSF back on.
One of the screws has a "Remove this and the warranty is voided" sticker on it...
post #15 of 21
Palit and Gainward are the same company, and Gainward made themselves very unpopular a few years back with a website they put up (it's gone now, or rather, I can't find it) that showed pictures of what would constitute RMA rejection. It included faults that were patently nothing to do with user modification or abuse, but they refused them anyway.
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The EVGA 3GB version isn't on the EVGA Aus website yet, so you may not be able to get them yet.
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The EVGA 3GB models aren't available in Aus yet so your only option is either Gainward or Palit.

Realistically, you shouldn't have any issues with the card. You can always run them on stock cooling for a few days to make sure they work perfectly and not DOA before putting the waterblocks on them.

Then just use some care and caution when putting the WB's on and make sure you leak test before powering up the system. Realistically, you shouldn't have any issue what so ever with the cards unless you are going for world record overclocks. Running your cards at say 900MHz core at 1.10v will not kill your cards, so unless you are stupid and try running the cards 24/7 with like 1.2v, you shouldn't have an issue
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Palit owns Gainward, so the warranty must be the same.
Just get whatever you think looks cooler lol
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I say stick it out for a week or two and see if EVGA starts selling the 3GB in Australia. Their warranty covers you even if you remove the stock HSF.
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Palit owns Gainward, so the warranty must be the same.
Just get whatever you think looks cooler lol
Not necessarily - it's not unusual for the same parent company to have what amounts to a budget brand and a premium brand... and often the only real differetiation between them is the warranty, or the other extras tossed in the box.

Having said that, I think the warranty in this case is the same... but it's a bad idea to generalise like that.
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