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I'm looking for a Video Card that you can put a water block on it without void the Warranty
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Originally Posted by jaront2009 View Post
I'm looking for a Video Card that you can put a water block on it without void the Warranty
any evga card, they support after market cooling, as long as u put it all back to stock before sending it in
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Most if not all of the current video card suppliers have a clever little sticker on the screws/pcb that hold their cooling solution to there board, the sticker will state something about "warranty void is removed" thus, to even put a block on the card, means removing the screw, which means removing the sticker... so, there is not one pre-blocked that you may water cool without voiding the warranty....

HOWEVER...

keep the sticker, and the original HS/shroud... and if ya need to do an RMA, set it back up and ship it off... what people dont know dont hurt em...
 
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MSI and EVGA are the only two I know of where removing the stock heat sink does not void warranty.
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Originally Posted by mhaneline View Post
MSI and EVGA are the only two I know of where removing the stock heat sink does not void warranty.
This. Just make sure you don't remove the stickers with the serials and stuff on them and can put them back together with their stock cooling before sending it back in. Oh and I'm not sure about MSI but for EVGA makes you register your video card within 30 days to get the lifetime warranty. I think if you don't it's only a 1 year or a 3 year warranty.
    
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There are some graphics cards that come with a water block pre-installed, such as the PowerColor LCS range. The LCS range usually use EK water blocks, so performance will be fine, and it means that you don't have to go through the uncertainty, effort and fun of changing the cooler.

They might be more expensive though, and your choice of card will be somewhat limited.
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There's also EVGA's Hydro Copper video cards that come with their own waterblock pre-installed. They perform pretty well, too. However, I'd get a EVGA card and buy a waterblock. You'll save some money, get great performance and won't void any warranty from EVGA.

As stated before, just make sure to save all screws/parts from the stock heatsink in case you need to RMA the card for any reason.
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