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So I'm looking at getting two new graphics cards. I've been looking at EVGA but they seem to be all sold out, I wanted EVGA because I've heard they are ok with watercooling your parts in regards to warranty.

Are there any other brands that are ok with watercooling if you have to send them back?

Thanks

, Vak.
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post #2 of 9
Get a reference card. Its likely to be more compatible with available water blocks than custom PCBs. Asus, EVGA good.
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What kind of card you looking for? amd/nvidia, high end, middle range.....need more info if you want some help.
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I'm looking at getting two GTX 780s, I've read another thread that said MSI and gigabyte are ok with sending in watercooled parts as long as the stock cooler comes with it.
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You should check their RMA policy to see if thats the case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vakturion View Post

I'm looking at getting two GTX 780s, I've read another thread that said MSI and gigabyte are ok with sending in watercooled parts as long as the stock cooler comes with it.

I doubt they can tell if you put a water block on it, if they ask you could just say you took the cooler off to change the TIM because it was heating up. Unless you drop tons of fluid on your GPU they wont know, but it's a risk you take when you do water cooling. You could always stick to air if it bothers you....
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post #7 of 9
I think @OP was was suggesting if something else went wrong with the card he would prefer to send it back without having to reassemble the stock cooling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post

I think @OP was was suggesting if something else went wrong with the card he would prefer to send it back without having to reassemble the stock cooling.

You will always have to resemble the stock cooling. Seriously though would you want someone else messing around with your expensive water block? scratching it or stripping the screws. Sounds like he shouldn't even bother with water cooling....
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post #9 of 9
I was assuming @OP meant taking off his water cooling and sending back the CArd with the stock cooler assembled
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