What happened to my graphics card

So about five days ago I start up my computer when I noticed bunch of gray smoke coming out my exhaust fan and then seconds later my graphics card caught on fire. The graphics card is completely ruined, the PCI-E Slot is slightly melted, the motherboard is burnt, and there's a sticky substance on the graphics card as well. So what happened and how do I avoid it from happening again. My graphics card is a: Asus ROG Strix RX 460 4 GB OC Edition



  • Post some pics of the carnage please.

    Unless someone maybe spilled some liquid that got into your case/components and didn't tell you before you turned your system on, it sounds like you had a failed PSU blow up your parts. 

    Rig Specs:
    Codename Red-Beast
    //Xeon E5-1650v2 @ 4.5ghz//EVGA GTX 980ti SC+//16gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 1600//OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w PSU//Asus P9X79e-WS Mobo//Asus vg248qe 144hz 24" 1080p monitor//Deepcool Captain 240EX AIO on CPU//Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 on GPU//Deepcool Dukase v2 mid-tower case//

  •  If it is in warranty RMA the part, what is the PSU you are using?

    Motherboard : ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 (8 + 4 Power Phase Design)
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k at 4.7GHz  1.32v
    CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240
    Ram: V-Color OC Series 16GB (4x4GB) 2133Mhz 10-11-11-30-1T at 1.550v
    Storage:  ADATA Premier SP550 2.5" 480GB and 2Tb 3.5" Seagate
    Graphic Card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GS
    Mouse: MSI Interceptor
    Keyboard: Corsair K70 Vengeance Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Red
    Monitors : 3x AOC 22" 1080p, 1x Dell 1080p Monitor

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