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I suspect it is yet again my PSU. So how do I narrow down what is happening.
    
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post #2 of 11
Stop drinking.




Seriously though, I've never heard of, or experienced anything close to a "Wine" smell. Sounds rather odd.
    
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I suspect it is yet again my PSU. So how do I narrow down what is happening.
Quit pouring wine in your PC.

 
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Your PSU is a drunk.

Send it to Alcoholics Anonymous.
    
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post #5 of 11
Quit hiding your empty wine bottles inside your case. OK, OK, OK It's too much, gotta stop with the crappy jokes.

I guess some overheated parts could smell sort of acrid, but I drink only good wine, so I can tell the difference!

No. Seriously now, Is the PSU under warranty? If not, I'd be tempted to have a look inside for charred parts or other signs of heat damage.

Then I'd probably have a drink and think it over.
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post #6 of 11
Possible choices are things stuck in there which have fermented, or chemical leaks from capacitors. How old is that OCZ PSU? I'd consider sending it for an RMA if it's under warranty.
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post #7 of 11
Did you do what this guy did?


http://www.overclock.net/technology-...onductors.html

I know it sounds good on paper, but i think this is one of those 'DOnt do this at home' thing

Edit : Just kidding btw hehe
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post #8 of 11
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Thanks for the replies (and corny jokes ). The smell is coming from my top vent, below is a picture and well you can guess where the top vent is.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1294931263

Could this still be the PSU?

EDIT: and no I didn't do that
    
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post #9 of 11
Well, either someone spilled a glass of wine onto it over the holidays and didn't tell you about it, or you may have some failing caps in there.
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post #10 of 11
Probably a leaked/leaking capacitor. Still under warranty? I'd RMA, or just toss it and buy a new (Antec/Seasonic/Corsair/XFX) PSU.
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