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So I bought a new gigabye mobo about 2 months ago, and before I knew it (same day) the board was fried. Then, yesterday, I purchased another board to avoid charges on the gigabyte one, and it fried. They had in common that they had the same CPU (that worked for a few hours), the same video card (that worked for a few hours), and the same NIC (which WORKED for a few hours)
I think the NIC card did it, because it was involved in an electrical storm in a box that I fixed prior to building this one (I feel like an idiot)... is this possible? is there a way to fix it/get the charge out of the motherboard?? I threw away the NIC for my own safety.
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Jens
 

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First off, it's real unlikely that the NIC could damage the board, though anything's possible. FWIW, my top suspect would be the power supply, since it's in a position to do real damage. Did you replace that?
 

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How are you 100% sure the MB is fried? Sure it can't be a bad processor? Also Like stated above it could be the power supply. The voltage output only ranges from +5 to -5 so I would look at that first and foremost. If thats the case your better off buying a case and you would only be out about 30 bucks for a 400 watt one. Good luck!
 
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