No hating on CNet (they're usually pretty good), but when I posted something about this issue and someone replied back to do something and then post what happened, I did so and have yet to get a reply. Ick! I thought CNet was one of the better people to go to for issues. Anyway, the issue itself as I posted it on CNet ( http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_10...39906&messageID=2440341&viewMode=flat#2440341 ): Now, the person said to strip all of this down to the bare essentials, and to try to power up then (no word on if the side fan was needed for the thing to power up). The results: This is when I stopped getting replies (maybe they thought I was dumb or something. This IS my first attempt at building my own PC, mind you). And the reason why I need this going ASAP: I am a frequent Final Fantasy XI player, and I have a few characters that I have been playing on for about two years now that need renewing by the end of April (or else Square Enix might perm delete my data and I would have to redo EVERYTHING). Might sound stupid, but after all the time I put into that game, I would hate to be screwed over by my inexperience at comp building. So anything at ALL would be VERY appreciated. By the way, a bit of additional info: Working on two HDDs, two disk drives, and one floppy drive.I have seen a decent PSU so far at a decent price at Tiger Direct, but holding out until I see if it's just something that I didn't do right because of my stupidity.