Well that's why EVGA has one of the best warranties out there (unless something has changed) that's not the case with MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte. Please do correct me if I'm wrong on this. I think we both agree that Any hardware breaks, new or old. To say that it doesn't is false. You may get lucky, or you may not, that's why the majority of people prefer to have some form of warranty. I have experienced second-hand stuff that breaks, so did my friends. But then again some stuff I've bought second hand, never broke. All things considered, I don't reply on Luck.