So another update on my rig: After it was working for awhile I went to move it over on my desk a little and I did so by putting my hand under the case right under where the psu is and it shut off again and did that thing where it’ll turn on then back off right away (yeah I know I probably should move the system while it’s on). So I thought maybe one of the wires was loose. So eliminate variables I pulled the psu out of the case and I’m running it outside the case. I made sure all the plugs were seated firmly. And it worked. I tried shaking the cables, shaking the psu, tapping on the psu etc to test for anything loose. I tried smelling it for that foul chemical smell of burnt electronics. I looked at as many of the electrolytic capacitors as I could to see if any were bulging. The caps that I could see are fine and all the shaking and tapping did nothing, it stayed on just fine in windows while shaking / tapping the psu and cables. So I don’t know if it could be a loose connection.
So I tried to load the psu as much as I could and so I launched Prime95 and Unigen Heaven at the same time. Which according to Corsair Link only brought the psu up to like 300W load so either way it’s not like the psu is being stressed. Also my CPU was not OCed for this. Only OC was the GPU.
Well after running both stress tests at the same time for a little over 20 minutes I gave the PSU a light tap and it shut off again. And would only turn on for a split second before shutting off, the usual it’s been doing. Then I also noticed the little test light on the psu was solid red which in the manual means the psu isn’t happy. After letting it sit for about 10 minutes again it’s working for now (using my rig to type this) but I’m leery of using my desktop right now as I don’t want to harm my components by constantly having the power cut to it. I’m thinking I’ll open a support ticket with Corsair to RMA the psu.