I built my first computer six years ago: ASUS motherboard, 6 core AMD CPU, 2 SSDs, CD ROM, 64 bit Windows 7 server, 32GB RAM. It ran beautifully for six years - until last Monday.
I turned on my computer after work and logged in after the machine booted up. I was browsing in Chrome when the monitor went dark. I could smell that something had burned. I turned the machine off and on - no beeps, no nothing.
I assumed the power supply fried, so I bought an identical replacement from Newegg. It arrived tonight. I reconnected the new power supply as best I could. But when I powered it on the behavior was the same: nothing. No beeps, no fans, no activity whatsoever.
What is my next step? What component might I replace to try to bring this machine back to life? If it requires someone more capable than me, what would be the best questions to ask?