Was just tworking on my new gaming pc build the other day, and guess what!
Well I was testing my swifttech water cooler from my PSU but I forgot that I had my 4 pin CPU power connector plugged into the Motherboard. Well you probably guessed it. When I turned on the PSU I started smelling and seeing smoke, like some burning hair or some really bad mix of cow crap and manure being microwaved for an hour. And I was like dammit "what a piece of cra* cooling kit!"
However after a long time I noticed that it wasnt my power supply, or my water cooling kit, however it was my motherboard that was smoking. I then unscrewed the mobo and on the back of it I spotted two copper traces that were completely burned up. My mobo is a gigabyte k8nf sckt939. I fixed the traces with a copper tarce reapair kit but I dont know if the motherboard will still work. I will only be able to find out when my 4000+ comes in the mail.
has this ever happened to any of you guys before?, please let me know.