I just wanted to let everyone know about the XFX warranty and my experience with them. I bought an XFX 280 GTX XXX about a month ago and installed an EK waterblock on the card. In order to install the waterblock, I had to remove the label on the back of the card. The label is a thick plastic laminate covering all the screws. I had a feeling when I peeled the label off that I may be voiding my warranty and was willing to take the risk. I later found out that XFX honors warranties even after using aftermarket cooling solutions. This is the Catch22, you can use a waterblock or aftermarket cooler, but you can't damage the label to take the card apart. After I confronted them with this, they then lied and claimed I sent the card back to them wet. Anyway I just wanted to warn everyone about the XFX cards. If you ever plan on taking one apart for any reason, they will void your warranty. They are liars. The real problem is that once you damage the label, they can't return it to their suppliers for credit. I believe the card was designed this way intentionally so to avoid any warranty claims after taking the card apart. If you think you may ever want to do any aftermarket cooling or replacing or the thermal compound, then you should purchase from EVGA.