Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
It seems that your GFX was overheating, not your PSU.
If his gpu was overheating causing a smell, then why'd his psu blow?? That "smell" is the tell tale sign... nothing says OH S$%T like burning electrical smells.
The smell was your psu frying for sure.
Finding out if it took out something else is a pain.. Only real way is to switch out stuff.
It's definately possible, and some what expected, that a psu going in a burning way, that it can take a few things out too. Did you shut down, or did it?
i'd run a chkdsk or however its spelt on the drives, as maybe the sudden shutdown, just damaged them, and can be fixed.
My next favorite thing is a linux livecd. Boot to it, and check your drives and hardware.. yha you can't run your games, but you can still see if its working normally.
With the gpu, how off is the temps? few degrees, or substantial?
Just as a side check, run memtest86 as well, to check your ram, just in case.
How long did Corsair take to get this sorted?