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snap crackle pop, rma motherboard or cpu or psu

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Just threw together an I5 system to have it blow up in my face. First boot and I heard popping sounds coming from the motherboard.(turned off the comp) Next came the horrid smell which, following my nose led me to some scorch marks above, not touching, the CPU socket. So, RMA to the retailer, ( new egg) RMA to the manufactures, RMA what parts? Note worth adding smell does not permiate from power supply.
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Have you taken the cpu out of the motherboard yet? sounds like a motherboard problem, but I would try to test it in a friend's PC. Also, if you have a multimeter, check your PSU to see if it's giving the proper volts to the CPU.
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Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
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Out of curiosity was it a cheap power supply you used? Ive never heard of a decent power supply, cpu or motherboard going when all 3 combined.
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