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Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post

playing devil's advocate here anyone know which brands allow the heatsync to be removed without voiding warranty, I know my most recent msi card had a sticker on one of the the screws.

Nothing a heat gun and a razor can't fix but there ain't many I believe XFX and EVGA let you but I don't know of anyone else.
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Originally Posted by STRATUSRT02 View Post

Nothing a heat gun and a razor can't fix but there ain't many I believe XFX and EVGA let you but I don't know of anyone else.

I'm pretty sure XFX is the only manufacturer that has warranty stickers on the reference R9 290, but I could be wrong.
Don't be sure to get warranty from XFX imo...
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I contacted Sapphire and confirmed that as long as there is no damage caused by the user removing and reinstalling the stock cooler, that the warranty would not be voided. Just be careful I guess...
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I contacted Sapphire and confirmed that as long as there is no damage caused by the user removing and reinstalling the stock cooler, that the warranty would not be voided. Just be careful I guess...

Sounds good, I guess they then don't check if the thermal paste has changed color (considering there are different shades of grey/white/black thermal paste).
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