Well, I did something stupid. Last March I rebuilt my computer. For some reason or another one of the mounting screws was not set properly, resulting in the top of the board bending at an angle (maybe 10-15 degrees). I told myself I'd fix it the next day....which of course I never did. Then I just flat out forgot about it. Last night my on board NIC died. I think the warped board could have been a factor. Now I am wondering if I should just replace the NIC (and fix the board mounting) or replace the board all together (who knows what else could have been damaged). So far I am leaning for the later. So I am wondering, would replacing the board just be overly paranoid? These things aren't exactly cheap. Thoughts?

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    I say you just replace the baord. 10-15 degrees is significant....
    – Ramhound
    Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 18:24


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