Fried PSU = Fried Mobo? - NEED Help / Advice!
I am a newbie in the area of building PC's from scratch but never the less I gave it a go.
I am confident the motherboard, cpu and components were all installed correctly however im not so sure that while I was sleeving my PSU that i didnt get any wires mixed up (although I did of course great take care).
Anyway, I put everything together in the case and checked and rechecked everything, when I turned on the PSU it went *BANG* and sparked, which left it with only SOME of the power cords working. At the time it was plugged into the Motherboard, HDD, CD and DVD Roms.
I had NOT pressed the main power button on the PC case yet (just plugged the PSU in which was switched on)
So my question is, how can I ascertain that my motherboard, CPU and components are still working okay? I do not have access to another PSU to test it (plus I am afraid of further damage).
Is it at all possible that the PSU was just faulty and my motherboard survived? was it just a fuse that went in the PSU and no voltage went any further?
Has anyone experienced anything similiar???
ANY help / advice is appreciated, Thanks in advance, FYI the components are:-
*Abit AN8 Mobo
*AMD 3500+ 64bit CPU
*500 Watt Top Power PSU
*1Gb Kingmax Ram
+ all the usual bits.