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Okay, then I dont come and see it wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

The LEDs on the right are half smashed. The ones on the left, are completely destroyed. Chances are they were tore down to pieces by the backplate during the mounting process, they were shorted out, and blew up in flames when you first powered the rig.

Once they were fried, there was nothing keeping that short circuit, so the card kept working fine.
I'm not quite sure I get what you are referring to.
Which photo did you base that on?
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That will be on my weekend 'to do' list.
Is there anything in particular I should be looking out for mate?

Yeah, don't cheap out. Spend the money to get a good quality one. Surge projectors are rated in joules- you want around 3000 joules for a computer system.
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I got myself a new card, a new psu and a surge protector.
The old psu was rma'd and I was returned a brand new unit.

I don't know if this could have been relevant at the time, but I remember getting usb power surge error messages at times when I tried to use my external drives through usb 3.
At times, when I switched on the pc on the main switch, it would take a couple of seconds to actually power on. It was as if there was a long delay sometimes. At other times, I'd have to unplug it at the back and then plug it back in and it would boot up immediately.

This is what the rig came to look like, with the new card installed


I took the chance to add another 240 rad in the bays, and switch to all white bitspower angle fittings.

The stock cables from corsair just weren't up to par, so I just received an all sleeved kit today.

However, I have just drained my loop and taken the cards out as I have sold them, making space for some 780s most likely.

This was just an update to all those who helped me out.

Still not sure exactly what the problem was.

Thanks again thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by friskiest View Post

I got myself a new card, a new psu and a surge protector.
The old psu was rma'd and I was returned a brand new unit.

I don't know if this could have been relevant at the time, but I remember getting usb power surge error messages at times when I tried to use my external drives through usb 3.
At times, when I switched on the pc on the main switch, it would take a couple of seconds to actually power on. It was as if there was a long delay sometimes. At other times, I'd have to unplug it at the back and then plug it back in and it would boot up immediately.

This is what the rig came to look like, with the new card installed


I took the chance to add another 240 rad in the bays, and switch to all white bitspower angle fittings.

The stock cables from corsair just weren't up to par, so I just received an all sleeved kit today.

However, I have just drained my loop and taken the cards out as I have sold them, making space for some 780s most likely.

This was just an update to all those who helped me out.

Still not sure exactly what the problem was.

Thanks again thumb.gif

Nice, loving the white theme, were did you get the corsair sleeved cables?
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Nice, loving the white theme, were did you get the corsair sleeved cables?
I got them through my local shop who I believe got them through the Corsair distributor.
Came to about 130 sgd after discount for the entire set plus the 24pin atx thumb.gif
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