So what happened is I started a video game and walked out of the room to get a cookie and when I came back the power was out in my room. I flipped the breaker to get the power back on and found that my computer was no longer breathing (no lights, no sounds, it used to at least show some life when the I hit the power switch on the PS such as the fans spinning momentarily and the bios light coming on.) It seems the power supply failed and caused the breaker to flip but I am not positive that wasn't the MB that did the deed.
See about a year ago I was adding a fan to my computer and I noticed that the ATX cable that was plugged into the MB only had the main part plugged in and the extension (not sure what it is called) was just hanging there so I went ahead and plugged that in. I booted the computer and bam something on the board flied and caused black smoke to emanate from a spot on the MB. I was sure the board was toast surprisingly when I took off the extension the computer booted up fine. I realize now that I probably should have reset my bios before making that change but hey you live and learn.
Anyways my computer has always acted strangely since that day and lately has been a wreck, in fact I have a brand new board and chip arriving in the mail tomorrow so this was pretty fortunate timing. The problem is I am not sure that these things weren't my PS's fault, or how to test to find out what actually happened. I sure as heck don't want to plug it into my new $500 investment if there is any chance it is going to claim another victim. Any suggestions? I will just replace the PS if there is no way that I can test that it is functioning properly, but I am also worried that the video card could be involved since this happened when I loaded a game.