After applying a new layer of thermal paste on my heatsink I switched the PSU on and it short-circuted springing the breaker (I think that's how it's called) of the electrical mainboard and plunging my house into darkness - I must make a side note now to say that this was not the first time that such thing happened, in fact it had happened a couple of times before, my hunch is that that PSU came with a defect from factory - after i turned in on again, nothing happened, not a bleep, not a light, not a sound, nothing, dead.
I suspected that the PSU had gone to meet ist maker and so I purchased a new one and after Installation nothing happened; again not a sound, not a light, nothing; well my conclusion is that that short-circuit fried my motherboard as well.
Are my suspicions correct? what are the chances that my CPU has fried too? has anybody any advice for me? it would surely be appreciated
If anybody finds the info relevant:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 (Intel P67 express chipset)
Memory: 4 x 1.5 v DDR3
CPU: Intel i7 2600i Sandy Bridge
Thank you in advance.