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Whats MSI warranty like?
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I agree and am having gpu envy now
For the first time, I am too.
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post #93 of 99
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post
Whats MSI warranty like?
From their site:
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http://us.msi.com/html/popup/CustSer...neral_war.html

MSI VGA Products are warranted for 3 year limited warranty. The warranty period starts from the manufacture date.



Limited Warranty Exclusions

1. Products damaged by any catastrophe, accident or from neglect, misuse, fault, improper assembly, improper maintenance, inadequate return packaging, or negligence by the customer or any third party. There will be no warranty for external cause to the Products such as, but not limited to, failure of or faulty electric power, air conditioning, operator error, failure or malfunction of any data communications system. MSI will not repair or replace product that has not been sold or leased to customer or any third party.
2. Service and repair of accessories, apparatus, attachments or any other devices which are not MSI Products or options.
3. Defacing of product or product labeling (label alterations, serial number missing, serial number no longer discernible, serial number invalid). All serial numbers are recorded and tracked for warranty purposes.
4. Unauthorized changes, modifications or alterations in or to the Products not installed by MSI.
5. Damage to or loss of any programs, data, or removable storage media.
6. Installation, relocation or removal of the Products or any accessories, apparatus, attachments or other devices.
7. Normal wears and tears.
8. The furnishing of accessories or supplies.
9. Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.
10. Damage by shipping carrier.
11. Incompatibility issue.
12. MSI is not responsible for damages of any kind including, but not limited to, direct or indirect damages, lost profits, lost saving, or other special incidental, exemplary or consequential damages whether for breach of contract, tort or otherwise, or whether arising out of the use of or inability to use the product, even if MSI or any distributor, dealer, or authorized service provider has been advised or the possibility of such damages, or any claim by any other party.
13. MSI reserves the right to change this policy without advance notice.
Not sure if unlocking voltage in the bios and flashing it would void the warranty or not and it's not clear if water cooling will void it since it's technically not installed by MSI but that part's probably talking about volt modding by soldering/liquid metal tricks. Looks like you can water cool the card and still be under warranty too: http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/920...l#post13058670
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Originally Posted by MSIalex View Post
Removal of stock cooler does not void your warranty, only physical damage that is not from a component failure.

I.E. you take off cooler but you somehow knock off a capacitor. Or you scratch up PCB and short something out.
Apparently the warranty is by serial just like ASUS so you can still sell it to a friend and it'll be covered even though it says they won't service it.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/15/11 at 8:34pm
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Whats MSI warranty like?
MSI RMA service is fantastic. I've RMAed 2 570s and it was extremely painless. After the second one they sent me a 580 back.
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Is the lightning a waste of money for gaming? I know its been built to be a benchmark card so is it worth the extra just for gaming?
The 6970 comes in at several price points from $339 to $386 for the lighting.

The reference cards run pretty warm and the fans are fairly loud. The 880 clock speed is the lowest stock and the higher cost cards are factory o/c'ed up to 940.

I paid the extra dough cuss the MSI card is built from the ground up. The pcb is clean, the power managment on this is off the chart. The twin frozerIII is awesome. This is running at 34c idle and I ran kombuster for twenty minutes it topped 74c. The card is running at stock and I doubled my FPS in BadCo 2 from the 50's-low 60's with my 5770 to 110+ with this card.

I went from 2816 on 3DMark to 5632. Doubled up.

My cpu is slightly overclocked and im lovin this thing. I will mess with the setting and see what I can do but I doubt I will push this.

Sandybridge is in my future and then the saddle will go on this beast and we will see what she can do.
Edited by Spct - 4/15/11 at 9:54pm
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wth those reviews said nothing about temps and noise ???
    
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wth those reviews said nothing about temps and noise ???
it's Tbreak. People need to stop posting in this thread and hop over to the guru3d review thread, that actually has a review instead of Tbreak's crap.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ng-review.html

Now that's an excellent review. Shows it benched against other card,s noise and pwoer consumption, and overclocekd performance.
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wth those reviews said nothing about temps and noise ???
Tbreak is awful for reviews.

Here is techpowerup on fan noise.....

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...htning/22.html

and here is some temps

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...htning/26.html
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Tell Newegg you don't want to pay retail for open box items and have them refund you the difference. If you're polite, they might do it.
But the fact is that I shouldn't have to. After the third time with no apology or any other recognition of the fact that they tried to sell me a used card, I am now extremely hesitant to buy a new card of any kind from them. It's the luck of the draw by the look of the scattered experiences. I want the 580 Lightning badly but nobody else is selling it, which is ridiculous.
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