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you buy a NICE video card
you rip the cooler off and put on a water block with lets the card run cooler thus extending the life but at the same time totally voids the warranty, then when the guy comes to pick it up he asks for the receipt on the card in case he has problems and needs to send it in for warranty repair

whats wrong with this picture

everyone does understand what we do

VOIDS all warranties, RIGHT!!
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post #2 of 17
EVGA allows watercooling
As does many other companies.
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Not all companies have a problem with you opening up your cards. Read the fine print and read up about manufacturers before you buy.
    
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yeah, not all companies are against aftermarket cooling.
    
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satogd View Post
you buy a NICE video card
you rip the cooler off and put on a water block with lets the card run cooler thus extending the life but at the same time totally voids the warranty, then when the guy comes to pick it up he asks for the receipt on the card in case he has problems and needs to send it in for warranty repair

whats wrong with this picture

everyone does understand what we do

VOIDS all warranties, RIGHT!!
Thats why we don't throw away the stock coolers and have to store them in a closet or drawer.
    
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgilmore62 View Post
Thats why we don't throw away the stock coolers and have to store them in a closet or drawer.
I have learned to always keep stock items and boxes cause if you have to rma it you can send it back in the case it came in so they can say you damaged it by shipping it improperly if that is the way they shipped it.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satogd View Post
you buy a NICE video card
you rip the cooler off and put on a water block with lets the card run cooler thus extending the life but at the same time totally voids the warranty, then when the guy comes to pick it up he asks for the receipt on the card in case he has problems and needs to send it in for warranty repair

whats wrong with this picture

everyone does understand what we do

VOIDS all warranties, RIGHT!!
Water cooling does not extend the life of an component.

Higher voltages with H20 cooling = more heat, regardless of the cooling mechanism. You can dissipate the heat faster with H20 cooling, but you are still generating more in the chip with overvolting.

At the same time, there is potential for user error mistakes which could damage or break the card. That is why some manufactures do not allow you to rip open the card and put a water block on it.
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post #8 of 17
Yup... XFX is sending me a replacement cooling housing for my 9800GT due to the fan getting stuck on the housing itself.. I even asked if me replacing it myself would void the warranty and they said nope... can provide actual transcript if necessary....
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post #9 of 17
As long as you make the card look like it came out of the box then you will almost always get your warranty honored. Like many things in life, you just have to be smart about it.
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post #10 of 17
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Higher voltages with H20 cooling = more heat, regardless of the cooling mechanism.
Not sure I follow you here. Not everyone that watercools GPUs volt mods it or even overclocks it. If you have a waterblock on your card, it will typically increase the life of the card due to much lower heat.
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