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P8P67 Pro B3 Mobo FRIED? o_o

So I was working on my first build alone. I actually asked on here for part checks, ect. Being my first build, I took all the precautions... watched videos front and back, check before I plugged everything in (online and on motherboard manual), bought an anti-static wristband as opposed to just doing the "touch case" method. I thought I had everything done, turned on the power supply and booted it up. Everything seemed to work fine, until about a 10 seconds or so when I saw/smelled smoke. I immediately turn off the power supply, and start checking all the parts. Not sure what I was, I tried to boot it one more time, and noticed now the CPU fan wasn't moving. I removed the heat sick to see if it was the CPU, nope. Checked the power supply, nope. I then decided to remove the motherboard and this is what I found...

http://i51.tinypic.com/kd7b0z.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/655uah.jpg

Specs:
Intel 2500k Processor
Asus P8P67 Pro Motherboard
2 x 2 GB Ripjaws Ram
MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr GPU
Corsair TX 750 PSU
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD
Lite-On DVD/CD Writer
Haf 912 Case

So... has anyone else had this or something similar to this happen? Can I return it to Amazon for a replacement/refund?
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  1. If all the standoffs (the little metal posts) were in the proper places, you should be able to return the motherboard.

    The picture looks like something in the power regulator for the RAM shorted and died.
  2. 9 stand offs, all in the correct places. >.<

    Well as long as I can return it, it's just time wasted if anything. Should I get the same board, or go for something else?
  3. Decided to take another picture.

    http://i55.tinypic.com/10eg75w.jpg
  4. Best answer
    You should be fine with the same board, unless you really feel compelled to get a different one. Issues like these aren't really common, but do happen. At least it didn't take anything with it (hopefully).
  5. im not sure on how epic that board is but i know a very epic baord indeed. the ASUS M4A78LT-M board bundle from maplins comes with 3GHz AMD athlon II Quad core CPU, 2GB of ram, ATI HD 3000 1GB onboard graphics all for £200

    heerz a link: http://www.maplin.co.uk/quad-core-am3-athlonii-x4-asus-board-bundle--2gb-ddr3-memory-511400

    considering the cpu costs almost that mutch its amasing
  6. boiler1990 said:
    You should be fine with the same board, unless you really feel compelled to get a different one. Issues like these aren't really common, but do happen. At least it didn't take anything with it (hopefully).


    I filed for a return from Amazon late last night. UPS should be picking it up tomorrow.
    Well, I looked online, and only saw one scenario of something similar happening. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1596733
    Looks pretty identical to me, so I can pretty much say it wasn't user error on my part, right? >.<

    Anyway, thanks for the help. :3 Let's see if anyone has any more that want to add on the topic.
  7. Best answer selected by aliasautumn.
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