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Which AMD video card manufacturer is most modding friendly?

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Basically the title, which AMD manufacturer is the best to go with as in accepting an RMA after the stock cooler has been removed?
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AFAIK XFX they've taken back my 5770 once, the stock cooler wasnt even back on, i just threw it in the box with the card and told them it was dead, got a new one in less than a week
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AFAIK, most manufacturers just say you have to have the stock sink back on and send it in.
    
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XFX is the most lenient as long as you're in the US. They'll let a lot of things slide.
Other than that, I would say MSI would be the runner up.
    
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post #5 of 6
XFX is definitely the best company for that. They replaced my 6950 even after i had completely changed the cooler and had bent one of the transistors.
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I had an Asus board that was replaced and it was missing a surface mount resistor. Pretty much any company just usually says stock sink has to be on it. Even EVGA (I know not AMD but still) MSI ASUS XFX all should have no problems.
    
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