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Paulie7

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Hi all.

I'm having a bit of a problem with my new PC. I built it last night after receiving all my components. Specs are as follows..

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Corsair 2GB DDR2 800mhz
ASUS 8800GTX
Thermaltake 750w Toughpower PSU

I went to turn the PC on and I got nothing. There are no lights on the motherboard.. There was a funky smell coming from inside the case. Possibly a capacitor? So I know it's not good.
I tried another PSU which came out of a working machine (The same model) and that didn't boot either.. So it can't be the PSU that's the problem.
I tried 2 power switches.. So it can't be a switch problem or anything.

Would it be my motherboard?
Is there anything I should check for?
Could any of my other components have suffered damage as a result of this?

Cheers in advance
Paul
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jackflash1991

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If you had a funky smell then I am guessing that it might have fried something(s). That really sucks because your rig looks pretty sweet.

PS: Welcome to geeks to go.

Edited by jackflash1991, 22 August 2007 - 10:04 PM.

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If you had a funky smell then I am guessing that it might have fried something(s). That really sucks because your rig looks pretty sweet.

PS: Welcome to geeks to go.

Cheers :blink:

Yeah it smelled like a burnt capacitor. I Googled for similar problems and from what I read it usually came down to either the PSU or the motherboard.

I pretty much eliminated the possibility of it being the PSU so I have sent my motherboard back for replacement.

Hopefully it all goes well.. I can't wait to see how it performs! Pity I've now got to wait over the weekend for postage to and from the business. :whistling:
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How much did that rig run you and from who did you get it?
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From MSY in Australia.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Corsair 2GB DDR2 800mhz
ASUS 8800GTX
2x 500gb SATAII
Pioneer SATA DVDRW
Thermaltake Soprano DX
Thermaltake 750w Toughpower PSU
Logitech G15 Keyboard

All that was about 2,200 or 2,300 AUD all up
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