PC Hardware Warranty Comparison Guide

By Published May 08, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Making the best quality hardware is pointless without the best hardware warranty – no company is immune to acute device collapse and catastrophic failures, whether initiated by other devices or a result of prolonged decay and eventual death. We know – it’s tough to talk about your dead components, but it’s an important part of moving forward; the process is tough, but well-defined: Acceptance, grieving, thermalpaste, gaming.


Device failure sucks. Troubleshooting is a painful process and may point to a zapped motherboard, bent pins, faulty memory, or a collapsed video card. Warranties serve as a backup and tend to be of 1, 3, or 5 year durations (which are absolutely planned to be within ‘average’ parameters), and as Google’s HDD test showed, failure rates in hardware tend to be highest at the 3-month and 3-year marks.


ASUS, Corsair, EVGA, and other gaming-brand hardware manufacturers might claim to have the strongest community, but unless these companies offer the staying-power of a solid warranty, it’s tough to be loyal.

We’ll compare the best motherboard, video/graphics card, power supply, RAM, SSD/HDD, CPU (and coolers), and case warranties in this guide.

As an add-on to this guide, new and intermediate builders may want to check out our "Common PC Build Mistakes" article.

Note: The guide has been split into multiple pages for decreased load times and ease of sorting.

Note 2: This is a very big guide - we are human and prone to error, so please, if you see any errors at all, point them out in the comments and we'll correct them immediately.

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Last modified on August 01, 2012 at 3:03 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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