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About flammable_gpu

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    UI design and casual gaming
  • Occupation
    UX / UI Designer and frontend developer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600x
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Phantom Gaming mini-itx / TB3
  • RAM
    HyperX 16GB DDR4
  • GPU
    Current: MSI 1050i
    Other: MSI RTX 3070 Ventux 3x OC that went up in flames. Is currently being returned to the seller :)
  • Case
    NZXT H1
  • Storage
    Something something SSD 1TB ...
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Only cool wishes allowed from now on. And thank you both for taking the time to respond! I'm absolutely terrified that there are other damages inside, but also of the same thing happening again if I put another 3070 in. After reading your comments I've taken a closer look at the motherboard, and even sniffed for burnt smells. I can't see or smell anything out of the ordinary. It looks perfectly fine to me. A thought I had (no idea if it even matters) was about the PCI-E cables in the case. Both were connected fully, when the 3070 was in. Only one is neede
  2. Hey guys! This thursday I received my MSI RTX 3070 ventus 3x OC and was ready build my new pc. After assembly the PC ran fine for two days and I installed drivers and downloaded a few games. However, on saturday it suddenly shut down. I was not doing anything that would demand much of the system. Only thing open was a browser. Anywho, it would not turn on, so I tried pulling out the power cable and putting it back in. This time it turned on, but I quickly noticed a small flame coming from around the GPU and turned the system off again. It started to smell burnt, and after opening the case