I noticed over the years that Americans usually contact the manufacturer for warrenty issues, where as i am used to dealing with the retailshop where i bought the items, the warrenty is usually 1 year for this. Reason i ask is cause, and i could be wrong of course, Americans seem to be able to send in their broken hardware to the manufacturer without any kind of receipt, and often hardware older than one year. My only experience with a manufacturer itself for warrenty is when my OCZ ram had a defect, i read on their site that they gave lifetime warrenty and had an address available in the Netherlands, the exchange went flawless besides the fact from the netherlands it was sent to the USA without me knowing so the exchange took 4-5 weeks instead of one week. Imagine my DFI P35 board which i am extemely happy with breaks down, would i be able to send it to any DFI center in Europe? would they exchange the board even though its over a year old? Hoping to see read some experiences of fellow TPUers and it might influence what brands of hardware i buy in the future, thanks.