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There is a burning smell coming from my computer.

Hello,
This is my first time posting to this forum so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. I finished building my first PC and it plugged in and worked fine. Today I installed another fan on the side panel. When I boot it up the fans start to whir like crazy and there is a smell of burning coming from inside. Did I burn the motherboard or something or is there something wrong with the fans? Also I haven't over worked the computer because I haven't even installed an OS.


Specs:
Asus Z77 motherboard

PNY GTX 560

I5 something

Corsair power supply

Three cooler master fans
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    The first thing to do is to disconnect the new fan you just installed to see if thats what caused the burning smell , if it isn't the fan or any of the other fans then it could be a defective power supply.
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  3. inzone said:
    The first thing to do is to disconnect the new fan you just installed to see if thats what caused the burning smell , if it isn't the fan or any of the other fans then it could be a defective power supply.


    The fan seems to be the problem, thanks!
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