So I'm not a real expert when it comes to buidling PC's, I have some friends that are though, and they built me a machine about 2 years ago. Everything was fine on it until about a year ago when a burning smell was coming from inside. The computer never froze, and we opened it up and located the smell coming form the motherboard; something had fried. But I'd not had a problem with it freezin up on me or anything for a year since then. But suddenly the other night in the middle of a game the computer restarted, and wouldn't boot into windows. I turned it off, figuring it had overheated, and let it sit for about an hour. I came back, turned it on, and had no problems. Left it on overnight, and when I used it this morning, seemingly no problems till I started a game again, and suddenly *blink* the things shuts down. Every time I tried to restart I'd hear a strange beeping coming from inside. At first I thought it was the MoBo, but when I pulled out the video card and started it up, I heard a completely different beep, different pitch and coming from a different spot. Is it the video card beeping?
I've tried the limited number of tricks that I know, from pulling everything out and making sure the fans were all working to replacing what wires I could. But now the computer won't even start. I hit the power button and the fans will barely spin for a second and then stop. Power supply? Motherboard fried? I have no idea, I'm not too good with the technical stuff, so any help you guys could give me would be great before I haul the machine in to pay someone to tell me what's wrong with it.