I built the below mentioned system couple of days ago and it was working fine for about three to four hours 2/8/2013.
But today while I was playing Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 the graphics card burnt with flames and smoke.
no overclocking done to ether of graphics card or the processor.
guys need some help as Asus is saying that the this type of things are taken as physical damage.
Oh by the way I was on high (MAXED OUT) graphics with average 60 FPS (on FRAPS) playing for about two hours in the morning when this happened. There is no sign of damage to the card outside it looks brand new. But the card is still burning out if I turn on the PC for just for 1 sec.
Physical damage caused by burning should still be covered by the warranty if it was caused by a hardware failure, if the card is shorting out then you need to prove that somehow.
As soon as I saw the flames coming out I turned off the PC immediately.
Even when I took it to the shop when they turned it on the card was burning.
So I told them that it was nothing to do with me.
But mainly I am worried about two things.
The person who helped me to build the PC told that the 520w Power supply unit was more than enough for the above mentioned system. However I have heard for the gtx 680 card you need at least a 650w Power supply. So I'm not sure whether this happened due to that.
The other thing is I explained them that they have given me a faulty card. But they don't accept it as a Hardware failure. What they are saying is that the I brought a physically damaged GPU. Basically burnt GPU.