Well the replacement parts for my dead PC finally came on Saturday.
After much annoyance I have finally got the system up and running in a Media Centre style case, which will be desk bound until we can afford a decent 2nd PC, allowing this one to move under the telly.
The end count for my damage of the other week was:
Processor - DEAD
Motherboard - DEAD
1 of 2 RAM modules - DEAD
Wireless LAN Card - Seems DEAD
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Card - Also Seems DEAD
Hard Disks - Survived
Important Data - 100% Recovered
PSU - Survived (but obsolete)
So all in all I well and truly stuffed it! Ho Hum!
This does mean that we now have 4 PCs up and running again! Since I only have space for 2 monitors and a laptop, I have two machines driving off the dual inputs on one of the monitors... I just wish you didn't have to go through 3 menus to switch between inputs!