I have been planning to swich over to AMD for a while. I was going to start building and ordering the parts in a couple of weeks, but.....for some odd reason my PC decided to blow up last night and I am far FROM ready to start putting together my new PC (and ordering the parts is annoyin as I don't have the money in my CC account right now). I guess now we have some proof that a crappy quality USB mouse can indeed take everything with it. So what happened? Lt me explain.. The mouse suddenly just decided to DIE on me while I was playing an online RTS game against another person. No mouse = I couldn' do crap and it affected my rating as I had to leave. I get angry with it and slam my fist down on it (the mouse) and it decides to power up...so all working..3 hours later it powers down with a spark and smoke coming from my PC. I kneeled down wh ile basically %&$!ing my pants and I basically saw the Southbridge MELT infront of my eyes...it just melted!! So I OMFG switch all the power off and I smell some burning all over the room. CPU looked part melted as I took it out! Ram is fine, so is graphics card and HD. Everything else is dead..... After recovering and realizing the nightmare I am in, I tried to figure ou what happened. Here's what I came up with- Mouse was so badly constructed that it must of screwed up and send a massive power burst down the line into the USB, causing it to blow the southbridge and other bits and pieces on the motherboard. I know you're gonna ask about faulty PSU but all rails were pretty much perfect and I chcked 'em 30 minutes before this happened. I'm never buying a cheap WIRED USB mouse again. So yeah, I am without a computer for like a week and I have no backup to restore my site (I host all my stuff on my own PC)...:sigh: To add to that stress, I have to hastedly build a new PC and that is AMD...my first AMD too! The amount of stress..so guys? any input on what might of happened? The mouse seems to be the cause as nohing was sluggish and everything was AOK, including temps. Northbridge looks intact to me. I'm trying to figure out how the damn CPU would blow.