Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
No company is directly responsible for indirect damages caused by product failure. That's why its called "limited liability". When you buy an H100 Corsair guarantees the product itself to be free of defect and does not implicitly accept responsibility for other damages. They do offer compensation as a matter of customer service but they are in no way obligated to replace anything but their defective unit. You are responsible for the risks involved with buying a closed loop water system as nobody can expect 100% of units to be free of defect. That is a choice (and a chance) you make when purchasing such a cooler. Luckily Corsair came through in the end but make no mistake they are not legally bound to do anything they haven't expressly written in their limited liability warranty.
However, this is likely incorrect. It is not possible to enforce an unlawful contract. Although it is common practice for companies to state this kind of thing in warranty documents, that doesn't mean it's really the case. They can say they don't accept liability until they are blue in the face, but if the law says they are liable then they are liable.
Bear in mind I have said over and over in this thread that actually enforcing liability where a manufacturer doesn't accept it is very difficult and not worth doing in this kind of case. It's also of course the case that everyone would rather things were sorted amicably than otherwise.
But since we are talking in hypotheticals, ie. are they legally liable, yes - I think you'll find in most cases someone who produces a defective product that causes damage is absolutely liable, whether they say they are or not. Actually getting a court judgement to that effect in a particular case is another thing, and is much more likely to happen when a defective car kills someone than when a defective cooler damages a few hundred dollars worth of equipment.