Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus
Yes it will void the warranty but removing the stock fan alone does that. Thuogh I know certain manufacturer's allow it but not flashing.
Reading EVGA's warranty, it seems that it doesn't mind if you swap out the heatsink. Can someone clarify this?
Removal and or Defacing of Serial/Part number sticker(s) on ANY EVGA products WILL void ALL warranties.
All products must be returned in the originally sold condition. Products received by EVGA for replacement that include 3rd-party attachments (CPU Heatsink Backplate, Memory chip heatsinks, etc) will be returned to the address on the package.
There must be no physical damage to any component including the PCB, GPU/chipset, CPU Socket, or damage that is caused by:
inadequate or improper repairs carried out by any person or entity which is not authorized by the manufacturer to perform warranty services on its behalf;
negligence, accidents, modifications, defective installation or misuse and use of inappropriate spare parts;
fire, immersion in liquid, lightning, earthquake, inadequate ventilation, Acts of God, incorrect application of main voltage howsoever arising, or any other cause beyond the control of EVGA;
any other goods which can be used with the Product, but are not the Product itself;
consumable or wearing items requiring replacement as part of normal service, including (but not limited to) dry cells and rechargeable batteries.
The product must be returned to EVGA in the original factory configuration and condition. All aftermarket modification must be reversed before sending in the product for replacement.
Seems pretty obvious, but just making sure.