I do not post.
I do not post for good reason.
I do not post for the good reason that my computer is in pieces.
I do not post for the good reason that my computer is in pieces because the motherboard is dead.
I await it's return under warranty. (hooray for 3-year warranty!)
ps. My apartment building is not grounded (for electricity). Thus, we have to use plug converters. Thus, my surge protector is useless. Thus, I highly suspect a power surge to have rendered my motherboard useless. Alas. I know not how to prove this. I know not how to convince my landlords to ground the building. Sigh.