I agree under protest. If you want the warranty, go with the EVGA founders edition. Also, since it's in the same ballpark pricewise, I'd have to throw out the recommendation of just getting the evga hybrid closed water loop 1080ti. The best thermals and sound profile you're probably gonna find. And coming in relatively close to the founders edition (~799) which would actually give you the best experience for sound/thermals backed by a legit warrantee.