Originally Posted by mullet
Well he needs a PSU regardless. Why not clean up the connectors on the MB and give it a try. It's not like he can RMA the board because the PSU smoked. It would be nice to know the specs on all of his components.
Yes... but you don't just melt psu wires without a short at the connector like that. There is a good chance it will do the same thing to a new psu. He should also be able to rma the board without a problem if it is still under warranty.