well ive sent back a chip that was fried. It wasnt my fault, it just fried
For the video card part its happened to me too on a new build offthe shelf for a customer...... pooooof smoke!! It wasnt the board or psu, as soon as the card was replaced there were no more problems! One of the first questions from gigabyte rep was: "Was it overclocked?" Of course my answer was no . My RMA card returned 3 weeks later and breezed through the next install.