My pc suddenly switched off yesterday while browsing. A smell of burnt electronics emitted from the vents. Luckily my power supply prevented more damage by shutting down my pc. I found out it was my Club 3D Radeon R9 290 Royal Ace which had failed. Of course the card is no longer under warranty (28 months old) and my supplier is not lenient by granting me a discount if i would buy another videocard. I never overclock components because i don’t want to stress them more and i don’t like the extra noise it would produce. Surely the lifespan of such an expensive videocard should be longer than this?