we laways have this on the forums. Everyday we talk about RMA somewhere and its almost always not the components fault. Overclocking boards and the blow up, RMA. CPU that doesnt overclock far, RMA. Heck we even had one recently here. A PSU that burned up harddrives: RMA. And the one here is talking about 3 RMAs over it. (i am just saying)
Nowhere did i ever see people saying "its bad for everyone if you RMA" "that raises cost for everyone" "i think it stealing" or whatever kinda crap. You should read some of those post in the link from certain posters
The difference is the PSU was faulty, causing other parts to get fried. In this case a hardware defect caused the problems, in the OP the problem was a drunk idiot killed their own hardware being retarded.
Do you see the difference?
If I was running my i5-2500k at 4.3Ghz and 1.25v and it died from usage you can be sure as sh!t I'd RMA that. It's marketed as an unlocked processor, the fact that Intel doesn't cover reasonable overclocking is bogus. It's probably the reason why they did what they did the ivy bridge. Now if I was running it at 5.8GHz and 1.9v on Ln2 and it died I'd accept that as my fault or if I had it running stock and dumped beer on it in a drunken stupor again I'd accept respectability for the loss.
When I got my first GTX 470 from newegg in 2010 I bought a ASUS card that marketed overvolting right on the package. When I got it any voltage adjustment would kick in the OVP causing a system hardlock.
Here is a video of it stock clocks, voltage adjusted to 1087mv
I contacted Newegg, told them I was having this problem and even said it worked perfectly fine at stock. I said it was marketed as a voltage tweak card and tweaking the voltaged was impossible, they sent me a pre-paid label and a new card to replace it.