the bestec was hooked up to a massive surge protector when the storm occurred. But nothing else in the house got touched by lightning. Also, I do recall that PSU zapping you when you touched it. I dissected that system, pulled everything out... I used the case to build a spare Pentium III computer, hung the fried Imperal board on my bedroom wall as a decoration, and to hold my spare cpu, and I gave that bestec to my friend tim who tested it. Here's the funny thing, once he plugged it up, every capacitor inside blew up, and on the 12v rail, it was putting out 36v!!! 3X too much! The pulled DDR works, the original 1.8 Celeron... idk.