Originally Posted by Ragsters
Are you kidding me? I think a good warranty means that the company has faith in their product. I think the warranty is a very important part of any product. There are people out there who spend hundreds just on warranty alone. Everyone wants peace of mind. Also no company or product is perfect all the time. Things sometimes break. If my PSU had a 1 year warranty instead of 5, I would be worried.
I'm not kidding you.
I bought my Sapphire 4870 well knowing it had a 2 year warranty. I got a great deal on a very high quality product.
People have recommended XFX for a long time because "OMG DOUBLE LIFETIME WARRANTY! MUST HAVE!" but that meant nothing - they instead put out cards with very poor quality. Warranty in their case meant absolutely nothing.
My card however has one of the best coolers from its day. In my case it won't ever reach above 55C under load. With a sound card blocking the fan, it still won't exceed 64C. Having a good warranty doesn't magically make a card higher quality. Still running strong for having been running for two years, because it has high quality components.
newegg has a 30 day warranty. Run your product non stop for a month. If it fails within a month, go through newegg's RMA. If it works from then on in, chances are (not always) that the product is fine. If my card lasts 2 years without a single issue, chances are it will last at least another year, which will easily be time to get a new one if it does. I wouldn't be surprised if this card lives twice it's warranty. If it doesn't, it's an excuse to get new technology.
And I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a warranty, just look at my system. I spent $65 on this processor over 2 years ago. While everyone on this site is able to buy various i7 and Phenom II processors each year, I don't toss my money around like that, simply because I can't afford to, which is why I would rather spend $100 more on a better product and not a better warranty.
Quality makes for better piece of mind, not warranty.