I am running Windows7-64bit on an Asus P6T Delux v2 mboard with an Intel i7-920 2.66, 12gb Kingston ram, with 2 crossfired VisionTek Radeon 4870 512 mb cards cards. I use Photoshop and the CS3 suite and play Civ 4 without a problem but I tried to play Borderlands and after about 20 minutes I smelled burning plastic. I now have a black screen that won't recover. It is going into the shop Monday- Is this an issue with Borderlands? I thought this system would handle any game on the market. Any ideas what went wrong?
Corsair is normally a reliable PSU. Have you looked inside the case to see if there are any signs of damage that could point to the burnt smell? Do you have a mother PSU to test the system with using just one GPU? Have you tried running with one GPU / test each GPU to make sure they didn't go bad??