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Plugged the 24 pin mobo power connection in, plugged the 8pin 12v cpu power connection in, the cpu, cooler, and ram. Mobo has onboard video, so I had no cards plugged in, and also no drives. I just wanted to verify it would start before proceeding.
I pushed the power switch, quick spin of the cpu fan, then nothing. No fans spinning whatsoever, no beeps, the computer wasn't on. Pushed it again, then Pop! stinky smoke, and a bright orange glow from one of the really small capacitors near the bottom of the board.
Did I do something wrong, or did Gigabyte do something wrong? I don't see how I could have done it with so few things hooked up. It's a fairly straightforward process, one I've done many, many times. I just haven't done it since they went 24 pin ATX and 12v cpu power requirements. My last build was an Athlon XP computer, so yeah it's been awhile.