I know this thread is old,but after using google I found this thread & would hope someone can help.
Hi guys,I've bought some used items from forums & on ebayUK & after taken around 3 months to get all the parts I've hooked it all up,but when I put it on the first time I heard a crackling noise & then seen white smoke coming from the USB ports on top of the case :-/
I obviously turned off the PC from the mains asap & then disconnected a SSD & just left my trusty HDD in the PC,but all it does now is the fan spins for a second & then PC turns off.
I'm not sure Ram or even a faulty CPU or GPU can do this & it's like I've got the wrong connections on the motherboard from the PC case but it looks correct.
The motherboard capsuals are not busted & motherboard looks ok.
Any ideas ?
The motherboard is GIGABYTE P67A-D3-B3.
The CPU could be a suspect but the smoke was not near the CPU & the reason I state the CPU is this EbayUK:271069942263
The PSU can be ruled out as I'm using it again to type this on my other computer.
Spec of the new build..........
Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core i7-2600k
2x4gb Corsair ram
Corsair 620w PSU
Coolermaster Cosmos S case
Any help more than welcome..................
Edited by WheresMeNuts - 10/22/12 at 3:07am