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post #11 of 33
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Went up to the hardware store and bought some nylon washers that fit perfectly on the screws.
Still shorting.

As far as the antistatic bag goes, I don't think I'm going to be using that for anything outside of putting components in it heh.

Well thanks for your help and suggestions guys.. looks like I'm going to be fighting this problem for a bit. frown.gif
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post #12 of 33
See if you can take it back. It sounds like someone on the production line forgot to put the metal things on.
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Yeah, I suppose I could. They're going to think I'm either crazy or an idiot if they look at my account though.. this'll be the 3rd mobo return in 2 weeks.
1st msi was dead before it even hit the case. Returned.
2nd msi was just a complete joke. Returned.
3rd shiny Asus board missing the metal thingys! Lol

I think this has been the worst upgrade of my life!
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post #14 of 33
Quote:
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Be careful if you're going to do anything with the anti static bag. The outside of the bag IS NOT anti static, only the inside.
That must be a chore putting them in the bags at the factory.
post #15 of 33
Holy crap hahahaha. Oooooh Brad Brad Brad, you really don't have luck with these things.
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dude, this is nuts lmao

I've FINALLY figured it out.

It's my Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000w PSU

I crawled into the attic and dug up my old Corsair 650w psu and the thing fired right up. I don't understand it, I just had this CM 1000w tested the other week before I decided to upgrade. It's run my old mobo just fine since last September when I got it (the psu), and it ran that MSI 990fx board just fine up until wednesday when I returned that thing.

Now if I pull everything out of the case, it runs it. If I leave the components in and pull the PSU out, it wont start up. This is twisted.

Anyone have -any- insight into how or why this might be? I'm no electrician heh.
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post #17 of 33
When you take it out of the case are you going barebones?
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When you take it out of the case are you going barebones?
CM PSU 1000w
I've tried taking components out of case, bare bones - proc, gfx card, 1 stick ram. it boots. Also boots with all 4 sticks in FYI.
Components and PSU in case - no boot
Components in case PSU out of case - no boot
(no problems at all with previous 2 mobo's)

Corsair 650w PSU
Boots components out of case
Boots components in case with PSU out of case
About to put PSU in case (sucks its not modular) and do a power on.

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post #19 of 33
Wow thats confusing...maybe there is a wire that is cut open? On the PSU?
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nope heh, i've looked over every milimeter of the psu. it's in perfect condition
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