Help! Artifacts and Crashes

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Hello everyone

I've attached my build below. I built this pc for gaming back in october last year.( about four months ago). I've ran already ran into gpu artifacts twice. The first time happened after I played for about a month. I started to see green flickering lights and "bugs". At first the game would crash, lets say, after an hour of gaming (ex. Pubg). A few days later it can only run the game for about 15 minutes. So I had to contact the support and got a replacement. I received my replacement gpu in december and started using it since then. Two days ago, there was artifacts and crashes. This time it's got worse. After it crashed a few times I couldn't start the computer. The monitor would not pick up a signal. I tried pressing the caps key and the light indicator was not working therefore I assume the system is down as well. I switched PCIE slots and it didn't work. I unplugged the gpu and connected the display cable to cpu which successfully started up the computer. Therefore I believe it was the gpu that's causing the problem. But could gpu stop the system from starting up? I thought when gpu broke you will get black screen and didn't know if it affects the system in that way. My room has a carpet so it is dusty. I play games like pubg, cod, rust, and other games with good graphics and often have them on the highest setting. Sometimes I'd have the computer running the game for 12 hours and plus ( I play alot during weekends). I use the Asus tweak and the gpu temp. never gets over 80C but when I do long time gaming, it does stay around 75 to 79C. Cpu temp. never gets over 70C. I have the gpu in the oc settings but kept the cpu in default. Does anyone know what is the reason that causes the gpu to crash to many times (I've broke two of them)?





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Type|Item|Price

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**CPU** | [Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sxDzK8/intel-core-i7-8700k-37ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700k) | $369.99 @ Newegg

**CPU Cooler** | [be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/F3gzK8/be-quiet-dark-rock-pro-4-505-cfm-cpu-cooler-bk022) | $82.99 @ SuperBiiz

**Motherboard** | [Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8sRFf7/asus-rog-strix-z370-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z370-e-gaming) |-

**Memory** | [Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2skwrH/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15r) | $125.99 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [Samsung - 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZNBrxr/samsung-960-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e250) | $119.89 @ OutletPC

**Storage** | [Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/j28H99/seagate-barracuda-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm008) | $84.89 @ OutletPC

**Video Card** | [Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Yr8H99/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-video-card-strix-gtx1080ti-11g-gaming) |-

**Case** | [Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Y6Crxr/fractal-design-meshify-c-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-bko-tg) | $98.45 @ Newegg Business

**Power Supply** | [EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650) | $59.99 @ B&H

**Operating System** | [Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MfH48d/microsoft-os-fqc08930) | $124.79 @ OutletPC

**Monitor** | [Acer - XB241H bmipr 24.0" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cbkcf/acer-monitor-xb241h) | $379.17 @ B&H

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1476.15

| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00

| **Total** | **$1446.15**

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jay32267

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" But could gpu stop the system from starting up?"
Yes

" I thought when gpu broke you will get black screen and didn't know if it affects the system in that way. "

You can get artifacts while the card is in the process of completely failing.

I know it doesn't sound all that likely....but it really sounds to me like you have another bad card.
 
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Ohhh.Thank you for answering. So is it ok for a good gpu to run 12 hours or more at 75C?
 
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Thank you. This really helps. I guess I'll just go and get another replacement then. Wish me luck XD
 

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