SOLVED Octarock smoking


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So just did first power up for an Octarock build and I got nasty smelling smoke coming out. Took a look and the middle IC was in backwards. I fixed it, but also noticed that the 10R resister on the top right of the board was burnt out (likely what was smoking). I only have one more 10R resister on hand so before I plug it in again, I want to make sure I got it right. Does it make sense that the IC being backwards would have fried the 10R?