Can some PC cases short circuit motherboards?
The reason I ask is that I have an Antec gaming case that's about 6ish years old. I had an Asus Socket 478 board in there for most of the time and most recently a gigabyte 1156.
During the time with the Asus board, I went through no fewer than four boards (that I can think of). Asus exchange it each time to their credit. The first board in there, literally lasted fewer than 48 hours and I had to RMA it through Newegg. The next one lasted a little over a year and poof. New one lasted a few months, poof. New one lasted maybe a year, poof. On the last one, i gave up since 478 and Pentium 4's were out of date with quad and hex core processors widely available.
Now, I recently had a gigabyte Motherboard fail in much the same way. The computer is just working, and then poof, the motheboard dies.
I'm using high quality parts. I.e. for PSU, Antec or Corsair. Memory: Corsair exclusively. I have no dedicated graphics card (I don't PC game).
I can't say for 100% certain the motherboard is shortcircuiting, but I don't know how else to describe a motherboard that just goes poof and stops working. I have never overclocked these boards as I'm fine with the performance they give OOB.