so my 5 year old computer finally died, when i turn it on it won't post, and there is no video. I think i'm gonna have to replace some stuff, the problem is i haven't paid any attention to computer hardware for the past couple of years. i took everything out of the computer and put in only what was needed, a video card from another computer, the psu, the cpu + fan, ram, and a hdd. when i turned the computer on there was no change, still no video or post. after this I assume it's my motherboard that's dead, anyone else have any other ideas? right now the computer looks like this: abit nf7-s motherboard amd athalon xp 2500+ 512 mb of corsair xms pc3200 ram nvidia ti4200 video card this has worked just about perfect for everything i need, so i really don't even care much about an upgrade, i want to replace as few parts as possible, since i'm on a college student's budget what do you guys think the best thing to do would be? i wouldn't be opposed to replacing the motherboard and cpu, as long as it can be done relatively inexpensively(maybe switch over to intel, i've heard that they're kicking amd's ass now ). i'm gonna go try the video card from this computer in another, i'll post what happens in case it helps at all.