Originally Posted by Valor958
Ok, well NZXT and Corsair have essentially the same policy for warranty... BUT to my knowledge Corsair has a reputation built around going above and beyond what they've given themselves protection from. They aren't liable, which means you can't sue them for the failure, but they frequently give you the $ back anyways as a stand up move for the company and the right things to do.
Now, I've certainly heard of NZXT for a long time, but haven't heard anything about their warranty like I have for Corsair... which is the only reason I'd pick one or the other. If NZXT had a poor reputation on going above and beyond for warranty refunds, I'd nix the choice immediately for any AIO. If they're on par... i'd move to product reviews and make an educated decision like everyone else.
I know reps from both Corsair and NZXT are in here, and don't want to put anyone on the spot, but I'd say I have a legitimate concern. Basically, I'm just ignorant of NZXT as compared to Corsair.
While Corsair has covered parts in the past, in the recent thread they almost only gave a guy $150 for his gtx 670.... it was only after he rose a lot of stink and Corsair took the chance to gain some PR, a good move. BUT going forward, you can't count on these AIO sellers to cover your parts, even if they have in the past. IMO if you are going to bother with WC and take that risk you might as well go full out custom, or at least make sure you are getting a copper rad.
When all these companies only offer a 2 year warrenty it makes you wonder... I know Martins Liquid lab had a good insight on galvanic corrosion found here
, and I also know that aluminium and copper are a far distance apart. What I don't know is how long those corrosive inhibitors are effective. So I would feel much more comfortable switching out a rad every 2 years or so, then buying a new AIO every 2 years or so...