So I decided to try building a computer on my own for the first time (I did it once w/ help.) I actually put everything together correctly the first time, except for one thing. But I guess it was a pretty big thing. I've never put a motherboard into a case before, so I had no idea that you had to put standoffs behind it. The motherboard's manual mentioned nothing of this (there were quite a few other things it left out as well.) Anyway when I attempted to turn the computer on the fans started spinning for a split second then stopped, and that's it. I played with it for a long time, reseating the ram, cpu etc. It was probably turned on about 20 times with no standoffs behind it. So I finally figure out what I did, and I put the standoffs behind it and tried again. This time it powered on and stayed on, but I got no video and heard no beeps. I'm thinking I fried either the motherboard or cpu, I hope it's just the motherboard cause it was a fairly cheap one. What does OT think: would turning on a motherboard screwed directly to the case most likely kill it?