Faint electronic smell after installing a bunch of stuff into my case.

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    I got my CM Stacker 2 weeks ago but it did not come with the module. The module finally came in two days ago along with a bunch of other stuff I ordered for it. This is the list of things I did to the case...

    Replaced top 80mm fan with a Masscool blue LED fan.
    Replaced stock 120mm fan with Rosewell 120mm blue LED fan.
    Installed 2 80mm Masscool blue LED fans where the hole for the bottom PSU would go.
    Replaced the stock 120mm HDD module fan with another 120mm blue LED fan.
    Replaced the stock side panel with the CoolerMaster aftermarket windowed side window.
    Replaced my 7900GT that was going bad with a 7300LE and sent the 7900GT back to XFX for a replacement. The 7300LE only has a huge heatsink on it and no fan.

    So all in all I now have 5 total case fans running. 2 120mm and 3 80mm, all with blue LED lights on them.

    Ever since I put all this together I have been noticing a very faint burnt electronics smell when I go into my room. It is VERY faint but still kinda noticable. I checked all my temps and they are alright. The 7300LE idles at about 50C and the processor at about 30-33C.

    What could be casuing this smell? The smell alone doesent bother me but I kinda want to make sure that nothing is burning up on me. Could the massive amount of blue LED fans be causing this?
     
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    PC Principle New Member

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    I am also thinking about buying a crossflow fan for it. Anyone deal with these things before? Are they good?
     
  3. MrBrotato

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    Has the computer spent much time running since you added this stuff? I'd probably just assume it was a new electronic smell if I had just added that much stuff, especially if there are no obvious problems.

    However, when something is burning up, you can smell it VERY strongly so if you are really worried, take out parts and smell them, you will easily find the source of the problem, if there is one.
     
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    Ok. It's faint so ill just wait a few days to see if it goes away.
     
  5. Doomsday

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    yeah,... could be the components just settling in.

    I'd run the pc with the case open, then observe,... just to make sure

    pc crossflow fans are weak
    my bro has the cm stacker, he bought the crossflow fan accessory,.. it's a piece of shit.
    i also have the silverstone fx121,.. it's also a piece of shit.
     
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    Thanks for the info. :coold:

    I am using the hole that the crossflow fan would go into right now as a place to hide my wires so I guess ill just keep doing that.
     
  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    whenever i install components, they usually let out a faint electronic smell for a couple of hours...it's the smell of success
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I once bought a defective cooling fan. The motor coils got extremely hot and made a faint burning smell. Check the motors on your cooling fans and make sure none of them are hot.
     
  9. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    Seconded, I had that problem once.
     
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    bought new electronics and they smell like electronics? unpossible!
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Thank god we have Jolly to clear up everything.
     

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