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So I built my first computer this year and It's only been running for about a month but just recently, today, i heard a pop which lead to my system to force a shut down and then a burning smell came afterwards.. Now I've looked around and from what I can tell there's nothing wrong with the capacitors on the motherboard, though I think the smell came from the fan on the CPU but i honestly don't know why? - what should I do? (note Its already off and I've unplugged everything, I just don't want to make matters worse)

My computer Specs are the following:
Mb: Asus Z877 v pro
Processor: i7 3770k (I'm using the Stock CPU fan for now)
Psu: Corsair HX750
Hdd: 1tb
Ram: 16gb
case: raidmax agusta black/white
..I currently don't have a graphics/video card...
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  1. It could have been a component in the PSU. Try it again and see if it starts.
  2. Petersarus said:
    So I built my first computer this year and It's only been running for about a month but just recently, today, i heard a pop which lead to my system to force a shut down and then a burning smell came afterwards.. Now I've looked around and from what I can tell there's nothing wrong with the capacitors on the motherboard, though I think the smell came from the fan on the CPU but i honestly don't know why? - what should I do? (note Its already off and I've unplugged everything, I just don't want to make matters worse)

    My computer Specs are the following:
    Mb: Asus Z877 v pro
    Processor: i7 3770k (I'm using the Stock CPU fan for now)
    Psu: Corsair HX750
    Hdd: 1tb
    Ram: 16gb
    case: raidmax agusta black/white
    ..I currently don't have a graphics/video card...


    Anonymous said:
    It could have been a component in the PSU. Try it again and see if it starts.


    It started up fine, but I would still like to know what caused the pop and the burnt scent..
  3. Best answer
    I don't blame you. But now that it is running, you need to have it open and inspect the PSU, MB, drives, etc to see if you can track down the burnt smell. Keep an eye out for wisps of smoke. I have a feeling it was something inside the PSU. But then, I'm not there. Be sure your PC is plugged into a properly wired grounded receptacle. Until you can locate the problem, you may be best to unplug the PC when not using it.

    Another option would be to take everything apart and inspect the MB under a bright light... both sides. If there's no sign of burns or the smell, you can probably assume the MB is OK.
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