I recently built a new computer and because the original memory I had purchased was too tall for my cooling fan, I ordered new memory and swapped it out yesterday. After I booted, smelled something burning and looked through case window and saw small flames coming from behind motherboard. Shut down, removed motherboard and saw that it had shorted out just behind where the memory sticks were installed. I'm posting a pic link below and also posting a link to the other thread showing my components. Link to thread showing specs: New Rig Suggestions
Has anyone seen this before? Could the memory have caused it? I suspect that my horrible cable management might be partly to blame since the case cover behind the motherboard seemed to fit a bit tightly and I'm wondering if the pressure might have moved the motherboard back plate close enough to the back of the motherboard to create an arcing situation.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks
The new memory that I swapped in for the corsair memory:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Pic of the back of the motherboard showing where it shorted out:
One similar incident I found so far on the internet.