Well, thats all it takes fellas, one tiny little scratch from a trusty screwdriver and WHAM no motherboard!! I bought an arctic cooling fan http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/
and tried putting it on my mobo. It was too tight but I thought "it has too fit it was made for it" my screwdriver slipped and made a tiny gouge on one of the little "highways" (gold connectors that run from the cpu all along the motherboard) and now I have no mobo. No post, no nothing. (post is the nice little start up screen in DOS for those that aren't familiar). I cussed like a sailor and finally sat down in disbelief. Life really bites the big one right now. If not for a good friend at the LAN that let me borrow his extra mobo, I would be waiting for a week(s) without a computer and going through withdrawl worse then any crack addict. BE CAREFUL PUTTING ON THOSE CPU FANS.