Originally Posted by KurrentEweser
Damage is not always visible. Why take the chance?
Well I can't afford not to take the chance, I can't afford to give up on all my components as they were brand new. I can test the GPU on another PC but nothing else because none of it is compatible bar the PSU. I guess I can test the PSU using that paper clip method, but my processor and RAM are incompatible.
On a CPU surely if it had shorted it would be visible scorched or something
Originally Posted by kagekitsune
it depends were the short happened and if it went through the circuit breakers in the board. if it was a mild one you really shouldn't have that much of a problem. though if it was a really bad one chances are some if not all are dead also
There was a small puff of smoke but it didn't come from any of the components.
What would you guys recommend I do? I could go to the local PC place n see if they'll test the components for me? Obviously I don't wanna run any risks this time but I don't wanna chuck any stuff I don't have to.