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Video Card Smoke - Power Supply or Video Card defect?

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Hey guys, dont know what subforum to put this on or even if I should even post this on Tonymacx86, but I love the community so yea.

Well, I was building my new hackintosh (second hack) and when I went to boot it up, I heard a pop, saw a light, and the EVGA GTX 670 released smoked.

I have tested the system without the graphics card and it posts properly.

Now my question is: Is the Video Card faulty or is it my Power Supply? (Corsair HX650)

I have another system to possibly test with, I just don't want to ruin any other components.

Any help is appreciated.

Full list of specs:

Intel 3770k

EVGA GTX 670 reference card

16gb Corsair vengeance.


Corsair HX650

Corsair 500r case.
 
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Was card properly seated? If the GTX 670 smoked, not much sense in putting it in another machine. RMA it.
 
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Yup, have made sure multiple times. Ok will do. So you don't think it was the Power Supply?
 
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If the machine is up and running fine there's no reason to believe there's PS problem.
 
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Yup, have made sure multiple times. Ok will do. So you don't think it was the Power Supply?
It would have to have been wrongly connected (e.g. +12V and GND mixed up), which should not be possible. If the computer works without the graphics card now, the PSU is most likely ok.
 
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