Whilist overclocking my 2.2GHz Phenom 9500 to 2.65GHz at 1.375v running an OCCT stress test, my computer turned off by itself. I thought it no big deal, took a nap and when I woke up and tried to turn my computer on... nothing. In short my motherboard, processor and video card were cut down. I threw the processor away as there was no way to return it, the video card is now a paperweight as I have thrown the stock cooler away (the fan was giving me trouble so I put my VF900 on it and threw the cooler away), and I RMA'd the motherboard sucessfully. So I am left with a new motherboard thanks to newegg, my old 8600gts, and a single core sempron. I still have my athlon 64 x2 5200+ which I thought was dead as well as I tried putting it in the cooked board, however it does work and I promised it to one of my uncles. New specs are to the left. On the birght side, I still have a good am2+ board (it has an onboard 8100 I am dedicating to physx), a half-ass decent video card and processor. My birthday is right around the corner in mid-june so I will probably get a 9600GT then. In short, the casualties I suffered $10.95 shipping the board back to california, a quad core processor, a dual core processor, $30 for a new processor (pretty good deal though... $30 for a 2.2ghz single core... it's not that bad, based on brisbane arcitecture only it's single core and runs at 800MT/s instead of 1000MT/s), a 9800gt and about 2 weeks of not having my own computer. I've been playing STALKER occasionally at my uncle's. In 2 weeks' time I've gone from the start of the game to the Dark Valley where I have to raid the bandit base for the second key to lab x18. I have been through the Army Warehouses though picking up some stuff.