well, i think it's the motherboard at least. FF was acting weird (flash stopped working) so i rebooted. it never came back up. nothing happens on boot up. not POST, no beeps. monitor never turns on. sometimes it loops on 5 secs, off 5 seconds. pulled the ram 1 at a time, nothing. disconnected the hard drive, nothing pulled the cmos battery, turned on, turned off, replaced, nothing get even get into bios. so, i think the board is toast. i currently have a DFI lan party p35-based board with a core2quad q6600. i'd like to find something that will work with all my hardware on the cheap. p35 seems to be obsolete already, so options are slim. Whats a decent replacement that will run my 775 socket and ddr2 ? looking to spend < 100 if possible. i'm broke and this sucks. willing to sacrifice perforance for some cash savings.