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R9-280x dc2t

Klaian
Level 7
I recently purchased this card and really like how it is performing. I was thinking about adding it to water loop. I never had a graphics card on water before. Quick question, if I add a water block to the card will it void the warranty? I am also looking to run 2x crossfire.

Thanks
Klaian
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Hi Klaian 🙂

Yes you would void the warranty....but for argument's sake...let's suppose you very carefully and with the right tools removed air cooling and kept everything. And replaced carefully with watercooling. If something went wrong that was not your faullt..you could equally carefully replace original parts and send the card off and no one would be the wiser.

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*** Strictly hypothetical***

😄

The greasy fingerprints on the PCB might blow the gaff..;)

Good advice from Arne, always save the stock thermal pads, you never know, if you will be using them again, it goes for the screws as well.

WhitePaw wrote:
*** Strictly hypothetical***

😄

The greasy fingerprints on the PCB might blow the gaff..;)

Good advice from Arne, always save the stock thermal pads, you never know, if you will be using them again, it goes for the screws as well.

There are no thermal pads.
Mine had the entire GPU insulated with cooling paste, so it got a 20C drop after reseating it with the proper amount of paste.
One of the screws has a sticker thou, which will void the warranty if broken, you can not unscrew the cooler without breaking that one.

Besides that, the R9 280x DC2T is the worst ASUS I ever bought, more noise and heat than my previous GTX660 DC2, disappointed, because it is far from what the reviews presented.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Yes...pure thought experiment 😄

You could of course wipe down the PCB putting things together to make sure there are no signs you were ever there...

no hairs hehe

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hehe.........;)

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