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Well just upgraded to a 970, popped it in, set my clocks and voltage and restarted, nothing came up on the screen. Hit the power button again to turn it back on and then my computer just went up in flames. The 8 pin power connector was burned completely off. Nothing was touching or grounded, all I did was swap CPUs. CPU was tested in another system prior to installation and my computer had been running completely fine a few hours earlier with no problems.

So now this comes down to the culprit. I hope my brand new CPU is not fried. This was an RMA EVGA motherboard so I don't know what to do. I need to have all my other components checked now to make sure nothing else got effed.

Boy this pisses me off mad.gif

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post #2 of 190
Holy..... wow, sorry to hear man.
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post #3 of 190
Holy crap, thats crazy. Im sure EVGA will RMA that board and if anything was damaged they would probably pay for it.
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Dont tell me...micro sli?
    
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post #5 of 190
EVGA will surely RMA that board!eek.gif

Although I'm not entirely sure EVGA will pay for the damages, as most companies do not do that.
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post #6 of 190
damm , thats no good .. luckily evga is a good company to deal with apparently .
    
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post #7 of 190
OH DAMN! I hope the CPU is ok.

From EVGA site:
"Replacements under EVGA's RMA Service will always follow the original product's warranty based on the original purchase date."

You should call them up and complain. What problem did the original board have?
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post #8 of 190
lol ive been saying for a while now that EVGA boards suck

they just dress them up all fancy and bling bling but they use cheap parts

i hope this teaches people a lesson

stick to GPU's, EVGA
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post #9 of 190
haha



A HIGH quality PSU would have shut off with in milliseconds of shorting

At lest that is what happened when I grounded my 12v+
    
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post #10 of 190
oh man...that's CRAZY
hopefully they pay you back
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