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post #91 of 190
You might be able to buy a new 8 pin power connector since it's modular, but not sure if you'd want to.

FYI: John stated that he'd RMA'ed that PSU and that Ultra sent him a "BNIB" unit..
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post #92 of 190
Did you cook toast on that mobo after? And some bacon.

Dam and I thought my CPU reaching 103 celcius was bad...
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post #93 of 190
Wow that's a well cooked 8 pin cord ya got there
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post #94 of 190
I only ever buy ASUS motherboards, never used anything else, the only other motherboard I'd use is MSI! They have their heads screwed on!

As for the burnt out EVGA Motherboard, all's I have to say is, OUCH! I'd be ****ting myself, I'm only poor, and if my computer did that, I'd probably freak, and then buy something even more ridiculous.

I've spent a lot on computer stuff recently, and my graphics card isn't even that good anymore . Can't even max out certain games! Dang nammit.
    
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By not being able to handle the load?
A 1600w psu not being able to handle the load? No. I believe a combination of things led to the motherboards failure. An oc'ed 970 can easily pull 300+ watts overworking the vreg and 6 power phases. Not having enough cooling for the vreg heatsink. And finally a mosfit or choke finally gave out and shorted causing the flames and melted 8-pin connector...
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holy sheet..

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post #97 of 190
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A 1600w psu not being able to handle the load? No. I believe a combination of things led to the motherboards failure. An oc'ed 970 can easily pull 300+ watts overworking the vreg and 6 power phases. Not having enough cooling for the vreg heatsink. And finally a mosfit or choke finally gave out and shorted causing the flames and melted 8-pin connector...
That was my conclusion since it EVGA boards are known to overheat at the vreg/mosfets, I know mine had a problem till I did a ghetto mod to it.
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That was my conclusion since EVGA's CRAPPY LOW END boards are known to overheat at the vreg/mosfets, I know mine had a problem till I did a ghetto mod to it.
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That was my conclusion since it EVGA boards are known to overheat at the vreg/mosfets, I know mine had a problem till I did a ghetto mod to it.
Yeah especially when water cooling or using a h50/70 the vreg cooling can easily get disregarded.
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post #100 of 190
And this is why multi rail power supplies exist. Because if this power supply had reasonable +12V OCP set points of, say, 30-40A instead of having a single 120A OCP circuit (assuming there is one at all) then the power supply would have shut off before the motherboard burned.
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