Well as I sit here my PC is boxed up and im waiting for DPD
I brought my pc from PCS 5 months ago , everything has been fine and working nicely until yesterday when I went to play BF3. I booted up my game but it froze and I could not get out of the game in anyway to get back to my desktop. I restarted my machine in safemode and then did a restart , I booted up BF3 again and then got a blue screen, started the machine up again and went into BF3 and the pc restarted itself but this time smoke started coming out of my pc case, a lot of it !!!!!! It frightened the life out of me and my wife.
Ive not tried overclocking its not something I would ever try and do anyway, all ive done since ive had my pc is add a case fan to the side panel which I did about 4 months ago. As far as I know the pc hasn't been running too hot my cpu temps have been about 40-45 idle which I dont think is too hot is it ??
My graphics card is certainly fried (its a GTX 580) as I can see at the end towards the front on top its got parts that seemed to have melted and its scorched, whats worrying me is the smoke that came out of the pc and what else might be damaged, I think the pc turned itself off just before I hit the mains so im not sure if the PSU is knackered as well. Im so disappointed I just don't understand why, I hope PCS will fix it ok