i just finished building a system for a friend. i've run into a problem and hope someone can lead me in the right direction. the case is pretty cheap and flimsy and the quality isn't great. instead of taking my advice and buying a decent psu, my friend said he'd like me to use the one that came with the case. i wasn't comfortable about it, but hey, it's not my $. here are the specs: el cheapo psu: voltage 115/230v - +5v & +3.3v combined load 230w, +5v, +12v & +3.3v combined load 422w, total output is 500w max. asus a7n8x e-deluxe amd 3000+ athlon 2x512 geil ddr400 pc3200 gf fx 6800 gt 256mb sndblaster live! 5.1 wd 80gb 8mb cache sata wd 80gb 2mb cache ide dvd rom dvd rw here's what happened. everything was working great. got windows installed, updated. i even loaded my copy of doom 3 to test the temps and how the system would handle it in general. for several days in a row, i booted it up, played around with it, tweaked some settings, etc. and all was ok. i had just finished calling him to let him know it was ready. he asked if i could put the hdd (the ide one) from his old system into this new one. i told him i would, but that i didn't feel comfortable about that psu. i installed the 2nd hdd. i don't think it had much, if anything to do with that in particular, and i'm still not convinced that the psu was the culprit, but 2 or 3 minutes after i booted it up with the 2nd hdd, the cpu fan and the lcd display on the front stopped working. needless to say, i shut it down. the wires coming from the circuit board up front are controlling the power button, the reset button, the lcd display, a set of lights on either side in the front, and the cpu fan. the only two things not working are the lcd display and the cpu fan. this leads me to believe that the circuit board is ok, but maybe the other connections short-circuited. my first thought was to check the wires and make sure they were plugged securely into the motherboard - and they were. i know next to nothing about troubleshooting this type of problem. anyone have any suggestions? i'm just not sure where to begin. i can post pics if it'll help. thanks.