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Just curious. I'm looking to buy a H100 when its released late this month/early next month.

when I was building my system, I was going to buy a H70, but the sales dude at my local tech shop told me that water cooling voids warranties on mainly the CPU and sometimes mobo.

I didn't believe him, considering that if it DID, Corsair would have put some kind of sticker or warning on their boxes stating that their products voids warranties (which seems completely ludicrous to me). Problem back then was, I'd gone with my dad, who unfortunately did believe the guy. So I kinda sorta settled for my Thermalright Archon; believe me, I love it, but it just doesn't compare to W/C.

I can imagine custom loops voiding warranties, but I don't see how closed loops could.

Thanks for any insight on this.
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technically using anything but the stock cooler voids the CPU warranty.
but no, there is not a difference between a normal cooler and a H100 unit when it comes to warranty.
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What the above said, plus, if ur cooler breaks and kills ur components, corsair warranty will replace em.
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Like most computer shop employees he is an idiot. Nothing voids warranty unless you tell them you used something besides the stock cooler, which in that case you deserve it.
    
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Asus and eVGA honor their warranty as long as you ship the MB or VGA's with the factory coolers reinstalled. I have had personal experience with both companies. In the case of CPU's, how would AMD or iNTEL know?
I would not talk to that person again. Maybe he was thinking of Commodore?
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yeah as others have said anything other than the stock cooler voids your warranty. So either way it doesn't really matter. On another note I have never had to RMA a CPU, so....


The Corsair Hydro series also will cover your parts damaged from any leak of their kit, so in that respect your covered as well.
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If you use something other than a stock cooler it voids your warranty, but it really doesn't matter. Corasir will replace them if it leaks.
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
technically using anything but the stock cooler voids the CPU warranty.
but no, there is not a difference between a normal cooler and a H100 unit when it comes to warranty.
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Originally Posted by wheth4400 View Post
yeah as others have said anything other than the stock cooler voids your warranty. So either way it doesn't really matter. On another note I have never had to RMA a CPU, so....


The Corsair Hydro series also will cover your parts damaged from any leak of their kit, so in that respect your covered as well.
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Originally Posted by triangle View Post
If you use something other than a stock cooler it voids your warranty, but it really doesn't matter. Corasir will replace them if it leaks.

Yeah, thats what I figured too. I mean, it doesn't really make sense to market a product that blatantly voids other components warranties, and then not give the customer any assurance for it. It makes sense that Corsair would replace any components if their product fails.

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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Like most computer shop employees he is an idiot. Nothing voids warranty unless you tell them you used something besides the stock cooler, which in that case you deserve it.
Thats what I thought as well. He even went as far as to tell me that the Venomous X wasn't a good cooler because it was outdated... what kind of crap is that? Honestly, I don't even know why they hire people like them - they should at least have an understanding of the product before trying to sell it.

Thanks to all of you. +rep to all.
Edited by shinigamibob - 6/19/11 at 3:16pm
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EVGA also allows custom water blocks on their video cards. Same situation as motherboards, replace with heatsink/stock fan and they don't care.
 
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I have been H20 cooling for 11 years and I have never had one instance of a manufacturer voiding their warranty for H20 cooling. However, I have not told them that I H20 cooled their parts!
Keep the original coolers and all will be fine.
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