How would you check if some other component in your pc is fried or not? Please help?

Treylv

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Hello everyone, first time building a somewhat gaming pc
About 4 days ago, I have built my very first pc with very minimal research. I know the parts needed to make a pc run, not specifically about each component. So as a result, my power supply did not have enough wattage and power to run my pc. I just bought what seemed cheap and thought I could run a somewhat high end graphics card (my mistake), cpu, etc. Not knowing that at the time, what happened was that I turned on the pc for the first two times, my fans all lit up and spun for a second and everything then turned off. After the third time I powered it on, I saw a tiny spark coming from the motherboard of some sort. From there on, I unplugged everything and my graphics card. I turned it back on and everything seemed to be running, however, my monitor did not detect a signal coming from my pc so I figured it was the power supply that damaged my motherboard. Could it be that my RAM is also damaged? My CPU perhaps? My Graphics card? My wireless adapter? I checked every part for damages, there seems to be no marks.

So far I have concluded that my power supply was way too weak to run my system, my motherboard is fried because it won't even boot up.

I decided to go to best buy and saw a Thermaltake power supply 600w, so I bought it and also bought an MSI A88X-G45 GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard.

Question is, what do I do now? Should I use my new parts and replace the old ones? I know that my PSU is enough to run the pc now.

My build as follows:
MSI Computer Corp. A55M-E33 Motherboards
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HGLX81O/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thermaltake Commander VN400A1W2N No PS Mid Tower Case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005F770AQ/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti Graphics Cards
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009L87GSG/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Desktop
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DHNAGM/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Red LED Silent Fan
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046U6DTC/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD3200AAJS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q85WOK/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Diablotek DA Series 350-Watt ATX Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RWJGCC/ref=oh_details_o04_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D7BYMB2/ref=oh_details_o04_s02_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Encore Wireless N150 PCI-E Adapter with 2dbi Antenna (ENEWI-1XN42)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KL7RUK/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cooler Master Hyper 101a - CPU Cooler with 2 Direct Contact Heat Pipes - AMD Version (RR-H101-22FK-RA)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XZM0I0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And here are my new parts that I have ordered, to replace my current PSU and motherboard:

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Assassins creed limited edition)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CjkKEQjw-uubBRDs6rqExIXy7ZsBEiQACq4FqUIWbZr300TgRxyVnDvOWHszRzl_UCYDGIP5LP4oeeHw_wcB&Item=N82E16813130754&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-AMD+Motherboards-_-N82E16813130754&ef_id=U3AP7QAAAZ8kzH1m:20140521010142:s

Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CjgKEAjwwPabBRCXo46OtM_RhGMSJACgCeqAd0N3UmOAZtbVONC3OIe-wuXi1BRao2a-y8z6nrRWOfD_BwE&Item=N82E16817153166&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Power+Supplies-_-N82E16817153166&ef_id=U3wxqQAAAHpR3q7J:20140523033737:s

Any advice and suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!
 

Treylv

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Thank you for answering @geofelt, I looked upon the list and saw that my PSU is tier 2 meaning it's solid with the parts I have right now? Do you think that I should replace the Diablotek and the old MSI motherboard for the new PSU and MB and everything should work fine?
 

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