Just finished a i7 build and it is having some problems. specs: i7 3770k 680 gtx 4G 16G RAM 1866 asus sabertooth z77 WD Green 1T 120 G SSD sandisk cx600 PSU Zalman cooler 92mm corsair c70 vengeance
After playing games for a little (10-30 minutes) the computer will power off with out a warning or error. Next the computer will click on for a fraction of a second, and then power off for good. If you try to turn on the computer again it will click on and off as well. After waiting a little the computer will finally turn back on and work for another hour then the problem will repeat. I have swapped the power supply for an ax1200i, I have changed the gpu to a HD6970, and changed the mother board and ram to an old 1366 i7-920 with 12g of dell ram (1066) and changed to cooler to and old corsair v8. I still get the same result. Their is no overclocking and i set the 16G of corsair ram to default. The bios for both motherboards is also at default.
Is cm coolermaster? And if so what model is it and how old (yes powersupplys do age)? Is it a new powersupply?
Asking because coolermaster have made a bunch off really crappy powersupplys (and some really good ones) so just saying cm is like saying i have a Chevy (as in you have too guess from everything made from 1911 until today). The crappy ones can die after a year or they can work for many years it is a gamble since the quality is all over the place.
Corsairs CX and CS series is pretty crappy and i would not use it at all anymore because i do not have the money to buy new stuff like cpu/gpu(memory/motherboard/ssd/hd IF the psu take anything with it in death. And it is NOT a question of IF it will die it WILL die and when they get 2-3 year old it is pretty common that they die. Lots and lots of people have had that happen with Corsairs CX/CS series and it is not uncommon that the psu takes something with it when it dies.
So stop using it NOW take it out throw it away before it harm/kills anything else!!! The chance that it already have harmed something in your computer is pretty high since your having trouble even with a new'ish GOOD psu. The question is what and to find out it is test every part on another computer one by one until you find what is bad or is lucky and nothing is.