Originally Posted by stickg1
I had that issue twice in my lifetime and once it was PSU and another time it was a motherboard issue. Sorry for the vague answer but I would try to switch out the PSU first and see if that works.
I had lots of issues with PSUs in my life, but that mostly at work. here I used a few Tt units and only W0132RU gave me a headache when I tried using it on z68 ftw + 2600k ... had to RMA the PSU and replacement unit lasted 5 hours LOL! then RMA'd again and recived the model I have now, was trouble free for 9 months ...
problem is in my current setup it's a royal PITA to swap the PSU, so if I do that I will most likely buy a better PSU and stay with it, because I have to drain the loop and disconnect the front rad in order to pull the PSU out...
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
Good luck man! That board seems pretty decent.
I think it's most likely the psu, Tt units tend to suck (save for a few Toughpower XT units)
I normally skip Tt products myself
Doubt it's the board, but perhaps you can try flashing another bios, the beta bioses found at kingpincooling.com are the best.
A friend lives pretty close to the one in Richardson. So I can get cheap stuff too...got my MVG there with the discount, and he got a 3570k with the combo lol
I'm too 99% sure it's the PSU, since this is the part I need to power cycle so Power Button starts working ... kinda hard to imagine it would be caused by the MB, since it has power at standby (afte one of such shutdowns), I just can't boot up like the Power button was disconnected, nothing happens when I press it (until I cycle the PSU).
will try one of those beta BIOSes I think, if I can find those over there ... or will try a known good 704 BIOS to see if that happens again, I keep it on BIOS2 position so I can always fall back to it when there is a problem with latest one on BIOS1 position.
also wondering if running AIDA64 in background might have something to do with it ... I unloaded it for time being and trying to see if that happens again without it on same PSU and same BIOS.