Quote from Tenhi
Modern PSUs dont have the switch for US/EU. I think they handle it internally. Did you connect the right power connectors to your MoBo? If you have a modern mobo you likely have (20+4)pins +4pins(+4pins) as power connectors. The (20+4)pins are the large main powerconnector for the Mobo you cant put them in a wrong way in the slot because they wont fit. Normaly that is the case for all the power connectors... If the 24pin connector is alright maybe you put the wrong 4pin in the 2nd MoBo power slot or you put the 4pin in the false slot... modern MoBos have 24+8 but most only use 24+4 if you put the 4pin connector into the wrong 4pin slots... I dunno maybe it could fry things? Or you put a wrong power connector into the GPU (they are usually 2x6pin)?
If that is not the case... the PSU was faulty and you should get your money back.
Quote from Deathbyaccident
There is no EU/US switch on those. Did you buy a new chassie aswell? If so did you put the distances in first, before you screwed the motherboard there?
Aren't those normaly pre-installed? And I think you cant install the MoBo without the distance pins (it shouldn't fit).
Yeah, it was a 24 pin main power, (it had detachable 4 pin for 20pin but i left it on) Used the 4 pin for cpu power and 2 6pins for the GPU. followed all instructions correctly, double checked all wires, and used proper stand offs. The onlything I was unsure about was the reset switch header but didnt even push the reset button. I honestly can't think of anything else I could have done for this to happen.
I hit the power button it lit up, then wife said she saw smoke so i unplugged it and saw the damage. I think I will remember this smell for 10 years.
I didnt want to wait to see if the monitor was going to start showing the bios.
Also was small scortch marks on the connector to the pcie card.