Several days ago I was happily playing never winter nights and suddenly my system totally unexpectedly crashed/powered off. On a side note my first thought was possibly weather related (lightening) but it was a clear day with no bad weather. I then tried to reboot the system somewhat irate at losing my spot in never winter. However the screen refused to display anything but the monitors test screen (check cable and power message) then attempted to swap some simple components (i.e. Video card and monitor) to no avail. out of ideas I contacting my tech I was informed that I had a bad mother board shrug ok these things happen I opted for the processor and mobo upgrade and laid out a few hundred dollars. confident that soon id be back at never winter but after installing both a new mobo and processor the computer still displays the (check cable message) and doesnt post -- no post codes with either board or processor or frankly with any combination of pci cards removed or installed or different ram all of which my tech and I have tried in varying arrangements. my original mobo was an Abit Kd7-Raid (the Raid was unused) with a AMD XP 1900 New mobo is Asus A7N8X-E and the new processor is a AMD XP 2500+ 512k. Tried to swap out power supplies however I only have one other PS thats about 50 Watts lower than the original PS (200 Watts as opposed to the original 250 watts) in the system Im not currently sure if this is any kind of power supply problem or what my techs stumped and Im tired and just want my system back up and running. Please if anyones got any ideas on this it would be very much appreciated.