Well i built a new system (athlon 64 3500+ with 1 gig ram and a gigabyte motherboard) and a q-tech gold power supply. Everything fine until the damn power supply fried the system after i had bought the power supply i read in a magazine a letter about someones q-tech power supply blowing there system and the editor said he did not recommend them as he has had many stories from people about them well q-tech power supplies suck and thats my opinion. well i was fortunate that only the board was blown and not everything else so be warned. So i went out and bought an asus board as i cant be without my pc for that long so i will send the board back. I had the board and chip checked at a local pc shop and the guy didnt lock the heatsink right when he put it back on and being a professional i trusted he had so booted up and nothing happened so i noticed the heatsing was not locked down on one side so i locked it in place. Suddenly after 15 minuted the system sprang to life, might have been a memory module problem, not sure and i was lucky his incompetence did not fry the chip. Anyone else like to add to this?