Just thought I would rant about this, also to vent... So my main desktop PC is a custom built, by me. Specs: AMD64x2 5200 2.7ghz 2GB RAM, Corsair DDR2 800mhz Gigabyte mobo, solid state capacitors (important to the outcome) NVidia 8800GT PCI-E 500GB SATA HDD for Windoze 120GB IDE HDD for Linux DVDRW SATA Coolermaster Praetorian aluminum case I recently did an upgrade on this system, old build was a single core socket 754 AMD64, AGP graphics, etc. I kept the hard drives, case, and power supply, added the SATA DVDRW, mobo, CPU, RAM, and video are all new (mostly from NewEgg). The old PSU was a 450W no-name, it didn't even have a PCI-E rail (had to use an adapter). So yesterday morning, after installing Fedora 10 on my Linux drive and doing some tweaks the night before, I noticed that it had rebooted back into Windoze (the default choice). Later that evening, my wife and I heard a loud noise and upon checking, the computer was off. Would not power up again. I knew the PSU was involved, and hoped that nothing else went down with it. I work in GeekSquad (yeah yeah, it's a job, and anything is better than nothing in this economy), so I was able to pick up a new PSU (employee discount was nice!). I got a ThermalTake 550W this time, the kind with removable cable sets. Put it in, and lo and behold, ITS ALIVE! The reboot earlier was probably the old PSU starting its death throes. So thankfully it was just the old PSU that went, it didn't take anything else with it. I'm thinking the solid state capacitors on the mobo might have helped. Any other war stories, close calls, etc? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!