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would putting a watercooling block on my 6990 void the warrenty?

post #1 of 9
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i know this is probably a dumb question but i don't want to not be covered for warrenty.
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post #2 of 9
It depends on what brand the 6990 is. Some companies will cover warranty with the use of 3rd party cooling.
     
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post #3 of 9
what brand is ur card? if its sapphire it will be under warranty (I emailed them b4 and they say as long as you return it in original for -with the stock fan on- it will b fine).
And Nvidia cards get Evga, it will be still under warranty if you put a water block on it.
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sappphire but it could be changed but its cheaper at the store i buy
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post #5 of 9
Just change it back if you need to RMA. They won't know unless you mess it up (which is hard to do with just a few screws and a bit of TIM).
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post #6 of 9
MSI doesn't exactly want you to watercool or use third party cooling, in North America at least it looks like they allow it, you just have to ship it back with the stock cooling on (like with all companies).
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post #7 of 9
Oh I saw the msi in your sig and thought it was that brand. Sapphire does not allow it at all.
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post #8 of 9
Ethics aside, how are they suppose to know if you replaced the air cooler? Unless there is some warranty seal over the screws I don't see how they would know you used a water cooling block if you replace the air cooler when you return it. I doubt they'll go as far as testing the thermal paste on the cooler to see if it is the same as they originally put on it
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post #9 of 9
If it does, join the "I voided my warranty club"!
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