Just recovered from a very bad ordeal with my computer (sort of).
My Power supply, only about 2 years old (Antec Truepower 550watt) decided to give out yesterday morning, with a flash bang.
Just turned the plugs on to activate what would usually be standby mode before you would turn the PC on, and it happened.
I went to Microdirect today and picked up a new 650watt power supply by Corsair.
Its up, and hard drives are fine (which is what I was worrying about the most, as I don't have a backup for this RAID 1),
BUT, my PCI cards do not work.
My sound card isn't working, and neither is my network card
I'm using the built in motherboard network port at the moment which I've never used!
So I'm not sure wheather the PCI has given up ghost (everything else is fine, or seems to be), or the 2 cards have gone together due to the power supply going
I may have to turn on the onboard sound :'(