I've no idea what the plan is from here. The problem appears to be with the power source, but in all honesty, I would just as soon upgrade to a more agile machine before screwing around with replacing the box. I still haven't dealth with some of the operational issues, and just tonight discovered that, in spite of having open PCI slots on the mainboard, the slots at the rear of the tower to allow more than 2 PCI card have been soldered closed. In other words, I've been laboring under something of a myth of upgradeability.
In theory, there's a raise with retroactive pay coming two weeks from now, which may allow for the new system. In theory. The other financing option is to use my spanky new blue card. Still and all, I just want to say bollocks to the whole affair.
Hope you're all well.