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Hello, after receiving my new Antec DF 85 and Corsair HX1050, I have noticed that one of the front panel connectors is EXTREMELY hot. I believe this is because there is no fan hole under the psu and I can't mount it with the fan up because the 24 and 8 pin won't reach. The only thing is that it is the only cable to be this hot. I noticed when I smelled something burning, and immediately powered down. The computer was in sleep mode all night.

Could this cable overheat/spark/cause a fire? I would love to know, it is one of the front panel connectors btw.
Edited by OutlawNeedsHelp - 10/14/11 at 5:29am
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I smelled a burning noise
Made me lol. But yes if you smell something melting or smoke you should probably inspect your pc.
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Ohhhh derp. I'm sorry, I was a little panicky.
post #4 of 11
Remove the affected connector, and re-install it while pushing the wires in as well. Sounds like a loose connection warmup to me.
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Yes, and if the heat persists, do not use that connector. I once had the insulation on a PC speaker connector burst into flames out of no where because of a bad wire that overheated. Good thing I was right there to put it out.

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Made me lol.
Reminds me of that time I saw a deafening odour bush against the back of my neck. Scared the heck out of me.
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Yes, and if the heat persists, do not use that connector. I once had the insulation on a PC speaker connector burst into flames out of no where because of a bad wire that overheated. Good thing I was right there to put it out.



Reminds me of that time I saw a deafening odour bush against the back of my neck. Scared the heck out of me.
Indeed, try the cable in another connector to see if the problem is with the cable or the connector. If another cable plugged into the same connector also overheats, then I'd consider RMAs.
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post #7 of 11
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I'm not sure if the front panel can work without the connector (I can work around that if that is the solution though). I am not at my computer as of right now, I am at school, but I do remember that it is the 3 pin connector (biggest one). It says 5v D+ D- Ground, going up to down. What will happen if I do not use this cable? I also came up with another theory, that maybe I routed it too close to the HDD, and that it was heating up because of that.

I am not sure so I will test it when I get home. Any other ideas as to the reason?
post #8 of 11
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Ohhhh derp. I'm sorry, I was a little panicky.

Who's Derp ?

If you are unable to turn your PSU upside down due to PSU's cable length then I would suggest modding / cutting a hole for it in the base of the case,

A 120mm hole with a fan filter would be more than adequate,
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Who's Derp ?

If you are unable to turn your PSU upside down due to PSU's cable length then I would suggest modding / cutting a hole for it in the base of the case,

A 120mm hole with a fan filter would be more than adequate,
lol, derp is a common way to say something like "aww man" or when someone does something stupid.
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Who's Derp ?

If you are unable to turn your PSU upside down due to PSU's cable length then I would suggest modding / cutting a hole for it in the base of the case,

A 120mm hole with a fan filter would be more than adequate,
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lol, derp is a common way to say something like "aww man" or when someone does something stupid.
I think you got trolled
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