It's a 1440p IPS panel. So maybe that's why it has a separate power brick I'm not sure.
But yeah it's the brick itself which has definitely blown as this is the component that made the noise and now smells strongly of burning (even when not plugged in).
The monitor doesn't smell. So I'm hoping that it's just the power brick that has been damaged.
But maybe you're right and I should just return everything.
Ah, well yeah, if it's a power brick that's external to the monitor it would be easier/cheaper to just replace that rather than the whole monitor, assuming that the power brick is the only thing damaged and there wasn't a feedback to the monitor itself. --- Asus P8Z68-V LE | Core i7 2600K | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC PS3 | PS2 | PSP| Wii | 3DS | DS | X-Box 360 | X-Box | NES