I think in order for me to sound coherent, I'll start from the beginning. this story sounds almost amazing, but i kid you not, it's true. furthermore, I'd like to apologize for my limited expertise.
I was working on my desktop computer today that i built a while ago, when my little brother comes fooling around. He kept on bugging me to hurry up since he wanted to play counterstrike. Regardless, he was holding a glass of water and while fussing, he bumps into me and some spills onto my computer case.
Unfortunately for me, i have two vents on the top of my computer case which go through directly to my motherboard and cpu. He could have spilled his water anywhere else, but it showers the vent. I see that the computer freezes, so I immediately pull the plug. I wanted to destroy my brother's face at this point. Regardless, my comp was running pretty hot, so I leave it alone since I didn't want any trouble. A little while later, I open the case and attempt to locate puddles. I remove the heatsink, and I spot puddles of water surrounding the cpu. I dab it all up, and I think I'm going to let it dry for a day or so.
So my question really is, what should I do at this point? Did the water ruin the motherboard and cpu? I'm afraid to try to boot up the computer again since there's probably some residual moisture hiding somewhere that might cause problems.
By the way, in case this information helps:
Motherboard: Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780Ghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813186141
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103272
here's a visual, if you need.http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/560/motherboard.png