OCZ Platinum Edition 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P8008GQ
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Ok so i just built this pc like a week ago and today it wouldn't load the operating system. I hooked up my harddrive my old pc to see if it had any issues but could find nothing wrong so i just formatted it and reinstalled windows 7. Everything seemed to of went smoothly i installed empire total war and was playing for about 30 minutes when all of a sudden my pc shut down. I tried rebooting it to check the temp and see if it overheated but it wouldn't start i took the side off to check all the connection and everything was fine i then tried turning it on with the side off and all of a sudden i saw a spark and a small amount of smoke i immediately turned it off and unplugged it after about 5 minutes i tried turning it on but the monitor remained blank. The hard dive and processor seemed to be working so i hooked up my speakers to see if i could hear sound which i can hear fine. I hooked up my video card to my old pc and its not recognizing it so i assume its fried (not a big loss).
Does anyone have any ideas about what could of happend? is there any chance my pc is salvageable? I did see a large carpenter ant inside the case when i took the side off.... Could it of ruined my pc? lol Im scared that if i buy another video card to try It will just fry that one too.