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I came to turn on my PC last night and nothing happened. Reset the PSU power cord, hit the power button. Immediately plumes of smoke erupted from the 24-pin socket area. Anyways, this morning I check the MB and there seems to be no signs of burning or blown capacitors. The PSU smells somewhat suspicious. The 24-pin has no scorching or burn smell.


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That sucks... do you have a spare to try? If the PSU smells, it's probably the culprit.
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There were a few lengthy posts here describing a very similar problem with other EVGA boards. Do a forum search and I'm sure you'll come across the responses from support. As far as I can remember, PSU maker said it was mobo, EVGA said it was PSU and the user was left to eat the cost.

Edit: Thread I was talking about:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...co-begins.html
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sounds fishy. what did u do to piss off your psu?
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