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The SSD is fine. Passed with flying colors.
     
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Have you tested the memory? Memory can go bad. If it did then it would cause bleeding and loss of critical components in the operating system. Safe mode does not require much on system resources. Try some different RAM and if you can a different GPU. My bet is on the RAM though.
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You mentioned burning smell, most likely something blown, but question is what? I'd try going to bare minimum and building up from there. if it fails at bare minimum, start replacing out parts if you got spares. Although it may be the PSU, the fact that it is still running after something like you mentioned suprises me. When it reboots.. does it freeze/stall the screen at all? or does it just do a hard reset? If it freezes it sounds like the vid card went bad and just can't recover (regardless of the amount of dusting you may have done)

Bottom line, if there's a burning smell me thinks SOMETHING HARDWARE is now defective and no amount of software fixes is gonna make it run the same.
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