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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

No kidding. Ouch.

We need a smiley for wincing.

EDIT: If they can not charge us for buying CM AIOs, why would they be able to charge AMD? CM may be the one to bite the bullet for this one. I may be wrong, don't know the legalities.
That's what I thought.
We don't pay more, CM just gets less.
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post #12 of 176
It's typical in agreements like this for them to have determined the price per unit in advance. I think it's more likely that Cooler Master is going to have to eat the additional cost to meet their contractual price.
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post #13 of 176
Lawsuits usually drag on for years and take years to get any result.
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Coolermaster have to pay,not AMD..who are also probably buying a contract amount at a contract price. They wont feel any financial pain whatsoever.

Worst case? They go to another OEM.
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post #15 of 176
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That's what I thought.
We don't pay more, CM just gets less.

Yeah but at the end of the day, it seems to me that whether CM or AMD having to eat up the extra cost is somehow going to translate down to the consumer eating up that cost.
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post #16 of 176
Yeah, there's no way AMD is going to have to spend any more money until the appeals process is exhausted and by that time, the Fury X will most likely be EOL anyways.

Chalk this up as a story that should concern Cooler Master , not AMD.
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post #17 of 176
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Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

Yeah, there's no way AMD is going to have to spend any more money until the appeals process is exhausted and by that time, the Fury X will most likely be EOL anyways.

Chalk this up as a story that should concern Cooler Master , not AMD.

Oh definitely, it's hugely bad for CM. But they still are allowed to set their prices for these coolers, which is how it could become AMD's problem.
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Can't they just use room temperature plates.
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Can't they just use room temperature plates.

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Didn't Swiftech also get hit with the same lawsuit with their H220 (the non-X version), then they went back to the drawing board, cleverly bypassed the patent and gave a huge middle finger to Asetek by integrating the pump into the radiator? Wonder if CM could do something like that as long as Swiftech didn't patent their design.
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