I built my new computer over the weekend and when I went for the first boot I hear a pop and a slight burning smell. I turn it off and look inside but nothing noticeably sticks out, no burn marks, the smell had subsided. So I boot back up, all fans were running and then installed Windows. I installed the device driver after for my Video Card (Asus Radeon 6850) and it shows it as fine. Played a little Starcraft 2 on Ultra Video Settings for about 3 hours and it was awesome to say the least. At the end my software read the internal temp at about 37 C.
But I'm not sure what that original pop and slight burning was, all components are fine it appears but I am concerned of what that was and if I should be concerned. Any thoughts would be great!
Screw that, if you really heard a pop and didn't see anything on your mother board or addin cards (I'd be looking for a popped capacitor myself) then take the PSU back and get another one. One that doesn't go 'pop'. LOL
You can smell thru the rear vents if you want but I bet thats were something popped.