we brought it to geek squad, i told them everything even that the psu maxes on 23amps on the 12+ rail and the gpu says on box that it needs a 24amp rail on 12+ minium, my father in law did the smart thing when he bought it 25 days ago he got the extended warrenty and tech support package so everything is free to fix this crap system. and i called it, the conclusion was the mobo shorted, they are not 100% positive but before we left thats one of the many limited possibilies. they plan on shipping out the mobo to asus and we will get a new one for free. thank god for extended warrenties. FYI: i asked geek squad if they knew about techpowerup, and every geek squad employee said Yes!, so i was like so happy, then when i told them that i am the new gpu database editor they were like nice job man! so that lit up my day, this forum is amazing. even bestbuy knows about it!