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Old July 12, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Default Waterblock for XFX 6950 2GB

Hey there, as some of you know I am building a watercooling rig for a customer and he want's it done as soon as feasibly possible, I have everything set and ready to order except for the VGA waterblock. Unfortunately I both EK and XFX have been taking way too long to get back to me in regards to whether it's a reference design card so I figured I would post here and see if anyone might have had experience with the card.

I also want to note that I haven't yet removed the entire heatsink because I do not want to lose the lifetime warranty but if it is absolutely crucial I guess I gotta do what I gotta do :P

Anyways here's the pics:

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Old July 12, 2011, 03:44 PM
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I don't think you'll lose the warranty on the XFX, at least not in North America, they allow replacement of the stock cooling on their cards in North America.
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Old July 12, 2011, 04:10 PM
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There's stickers on the heatsink screws stating void if removed :P
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Old July 12, 2011, 06:17 PM
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That only applies to non US / Canadian markets.
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Old July 12, 2011, 07:52 PM
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That only applies to non US / Canadian markets.
Bingo...

As per above, those don't apply to us. Since the cards are manufactured for worldwide consumption, they put the sticker on there, but they don't apply to us.
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Old July 12, 2011, 09:17 PM
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The reason is our warranty laws are a joke compared to europe, so that's one of the concessions they make (aftermarket modding, etc).
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Old July 12, 2011, 11:40 PM
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Ok, so if i were to remove the stickers I would still retain the lifetime warranty? Just to make sure I completely understand :P
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Old July 13, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Unless you don't live in Canada or the US, you're fine. If you're really scared, submit a ticket and ask them.
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Old July 14, 2011, 01:12 AM
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Alberto, did you include the pic of the PCB and link to the manufacturers product webpage in your correspondence with EK?

I recently purchased an HIS HD6870 IceQ TurboX, not knowing if it was reference design, I searched the web for reviews of the card/ contacted HIS Digital for information (regarding reference design or not)/ I even contacted both Koolance and EKWB.

Long story short; with the information I was able to obtain through both the reviews and contact with HIS Digital, I got responses from both Koolance and EKWB within 24 hours...and will now be saving up for a waterblock for the 6870 (through Daz of course).
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Old July 14, 2011, 08:12 AM
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Yeah I ended up emailing EKWB about it and they told me that apparently the 6870 waterblock was the correct one for this card so I ordered it from daz last night :)
Hopefully it all fits nice :)
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