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Motherboard problems

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So i was building my rig and everything was set up correctly but it wasn't booting up so i checked everything and made sure it was all in correctly and it was. So i turned on my system and after a few seconds the motherboard sparked and a puff of smoke came from it. I know i need a new motherboard now but im not sure what the problem was. Was it my fault? Will i have to buy a new motherboard? Are the other components okay? Here is the build:PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Antec DF-85 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent ProM 850W
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
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Where exactly did the puff of smoke come from?
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