in other words, how often does your pc get messed up? when was the last time sth bad happened? i think i've just fried my mobo and psu. i've been getting random reboots for a few days, and have noticed that the +5V have been quite unstable (somtimes it drops to 4.1V). but i didn't pay much attention to these problems (note: it's Ai Hate). until 2 days ago, the random reboot happened more and more frequent along with freezes. sometimes, i can't even get the rig to POST. at first, i thought it was because of the power line to the CD-ROM causing the rig to reboot (like what happened to my old rig). so i tried switching cables and stuff (and it's still Ai Hate). i didn't even know what the +5V is for and why i've been getting unconstant power (very Ai Hate). after a while, the rig froze and wouldn't power up again. the mainboard wouldn't even beep if i took out the ram, gfx card, or cpu. so i brought it to the repair shop next door. basically, there was like a +5V shortage and the power plug on the mobo (from the psu), was fried. the 5V lines (red ones) were copmletely melted and the wires were burnt. (hmm.. so that's why i smelled sth burning ) it's still in warranty (the mobo), but i'm not sure if i can get it replaced or not. probably have to get another psu too. :dead: anyway, this is the only problem i've had in like six months. i have no idea why it happened out of mid air. i haven't opened my case for months. so, do you get lots of hardware problems?