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post #1 of 4
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I hear people talking about switching coolers and warranties by serial numbers. Here's a list I've compiled.

Let me know if you have any suggestions or information that is incorrect or missing.


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArCtGVODPUTtdEdEUjRiSFdyckZ1Q1dGNUI3bkd5R1E#gid=0
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I've always heard great things about EVGA so I think my next card(s) may be EVGA branded. MSI's website is atrocious and I was forced to go through my online retailer for an RMA of my one dead MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III. Service was ok overall but I simply couldn't handle the RMA directly through MSI. EVGA may be the way forward overall.
    
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
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EVGA is definitely a great company and I've rarely (if ever) heard anything bad about them. They definitely (appear to) care about the customer.

MSI is usually hailed to be a good company at least in the US and are serial based. That's very important for resale since I/we upgrade regularly (right?).

Gigabyte also appears to be serial based, however they haven't publicly stated it so it cannot be guaranteed.

I've had terrible service from ASUS. Last winter they promised an RMA on a card without a stock cooler, which I verified online, via email, and then on the phone before sending it in since I didn't believe it myself. So, I sent the card in and waited a couple weeks until they informed me they need my credit card to continue. After putting me on hold for 3 hours (literally, no exaggeration) they promised to send me a new card the next day, apologizing profusely. What do you know, despite literally talking to 4 people at ASUS, they sent back my original card saying they can't do it. I actually have emails etc. with the paper trail documenting it (not making it up unfortunately).

So yeah I will personally avoid ASUS after that.
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Yep ASUS are pretty much the worst at least for horror stories, MSI are alright and most likely won't mess you about like ASUS seem likely to do (from what I've read about ASUS and I've read a lot, they will try to **** you over in every way possible). In the UK the best are Gigabyte and KFA2 because they have UK RMA bases, so turnaround times are quicker than others which are based on mainland Europe.


By the way somebody on overclockers.co.uk made this that was updated recently which might help (there are a few ranked even worse than ASUS on here):


Edited by smaudioz - 10/27/13 at 4:33pm
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i5 2500K GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 MSI Gaming GTX 770 4GB 8GB (2x4GB) Mushkin Blackline 1600mhz 1.35v 
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2x Seagate Barracuda Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD  Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
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i5 2500K GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 MSI Gaming GTX 770 4GB 8GB (2x4GB) Mushkin Blackline 1600mhz 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate Barracuda Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD  Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Be Quiet! Straight Power E8 680W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass 
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