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Loss of video, then auto shut down. No further Pc operation

Greetings Everyone:
First, allow me to describe this set up, and then to the current status.

  • A GigaByte GA-K8NXP-SLI ATX Mobo with a 939 socket
  • An AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 CPU
  • An ATI Radeon X850 XT & Same card with X850 PE
  • Four (4) Crucial Ballistix 1 Gig each memory sticks
  • A Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 4
  • Two 400 Gig Hard Drives Raid / SATA Striped configured with individually mounted fans -800 Gig / 100G space being used
  • Two large radiator: One at front intake & one at rear at exhaust with tubing from reservior see-thru tank to the pump, to the CPU, to both radiators in a loop with non-conductive XP Fluid & temperature gauges for monitoring plus alarm.
  • A 700 watt power OCZ supply
  • All other periferals not worth mentioning.
  • Windows XP Pro., SP2 and hardly used for gaming. Mainly business related uses and website building.
  • I even Hvac air from duct tapped from central heating and air in proximity of air intake fan in front of front radiator.
  • I know,.. It's like having a racecar to go to the corner store with. But the capabilities were there.
    Then, when all of a sudden, striped lines to the far left of the monitor screen, blank darkness and auto shut-down of the whole Pc. Pause, and there was an 'Uh-oh'. The attempt to restart, and nothing. I had another power supply on hand, so I changed over temporarily and the computer started - but no video and no sound.
    First guess was to obtain another power supply and video card (for just in case) Upon their arrival, they didn't make a difference. But now, the little dancing lights that usually turn on from the Crucial Ballistix Ram DDR cards don't do a thing and into a few minutes of the pc running, it shuts itself off.
    Any suggestions of what may have happened would be great. If the Motherboard, I can replace but then how to restore raid and configuration to bring all records back as before.. (Bios maybe) and No, I didn't use a back up, but it's all there between two striped hard drives.

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    I reckon you have cooked the M/board

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