Hello guys, I fried my GTX 970 during process of switching fan plugs connected to GFX fan header while the PC was powered and accidentaly shorted (i asked for it i know). Something was definitely burnt, i felt that soothing smell of burnt silicon. HOWEVER, PC kept working without any issues, fan header kept working (fans are still spinning), so i didn't worry at first. It was when i turned it off to close the case and turned it on again that my GPU LED on my mobo was on. There was signal from the GPU but it was just black screen and GPU did not post hence the error on mobo LED. I switched to IG and PC booted fine. I don't have a spare card to test pci-ex slot. But i disabled PEG from BIOS and booted to Windows with 970 plugged in to see whether it will be recognized in device manager. Here's what happens in different scenarios i could test: GPU fans spin at full speed with pciex power cables plugged in, black screen, no post. GPU fans spin at full speed with pciex power cables NOT plugged in, black screen, no post. So definitely power is supplied from PCI-EX slot. With PEG disabled from BIOS (only IGP is enabled), system boots up. Here's the screenshot from different softwares. Device manager reports code 43. So my question is, can we say it's 99% GPU? I don't want to order a new GPU only to find out that my mobo was bad.