I just built Eeyore. Eeyore's basic specs: Socket AM2 kit features the NF-M2SV GeForce 6100 motherboard AMD Athlon 64X2 2.3GHZ (Brisbane) dual-core CPU with a 1MB cache and 1000MHz (2000 MT/s) FSB. Seagate 250GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD with a 8MB buffer and NCQ, 2GB of Crucial PC4200 DDR2 533MHz memory (2 x 1024MB), PowerUp Silver 5511 Mid-Tower case with a 450-watt power supply. I hooked everything up, got all excited, giggled like a little school girl. went to turn him on.. nothing I tested the power supply, i took it outof the case (an atx 450 watt btw) and put 2 safety pins in the 14 th hole and a ground hole. plugged it into a wall, and the fan started on it immediately. I took that as proof that the psu was good. since that is the most action i had seen from it. I have tried almost every outlet in my apartment. with no luck. i even tried down in the basement.. now, when i plugged it into 1 of my surge protectors, the surge light immediately came on, faint at first then real bright. my Question is this. Could this be attempting to draw too much power from the house? My apartment has had problems with the breaker tripping when like my roommates little heater was going, along with the microwave, and my other pc "Tigger". I do have to take Eeyore to work an plug him in there to see if he gets anything. Thank you for listening.