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post #11 of 20
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Main system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7  3 x Sapphire 7950 16 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD 2x Samsung F1 Samsung TFC 480, 360, BI 140. EK 250 res. 355 with XSP... Win 7 + Vista 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Catleap Corsair K90 EVGA 1300 G2 Corsair 800d 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Coolermaster Spawn Ratpad Soundblaster XFi HD Logitech Z5500 
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Main system
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7  3 x Sapphire 7950 16 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 SSD 2x Samsung F1 Samsung TFC 480, 360, BI 140. EK 250 res. 355 with XSP... Win 7 + Vista 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Catleap Corsair K90 EVGA 1300 G2 Corsair 800d 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Coolermaster Spawn Ratpad Soundblaster XFi HD Logitech Z5500 
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post #12 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PoisonousRakija View Post

Hmm.. My old logitech speakers would make a funny noise for a couple seconds sometimes when my phone was very close and received an SMS. Is that the same thing?

But see it this way guys, there's hundreds of these wooden desk projects out there, and like an ordinary tower the designer of it should allow the desk to be closed (sealed) and open to prevent dust and stuff getting in too. I wouldn't worry biggrin.gif

Yep, same thing!
post #13 of 20
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Figured I would add another picture or two. I decided to throw some red lighting in there.
post #14 of 20
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Hey everyone,

I'm coming back to see if anyone can offer some suggestions. Here is the sitch:

Computer is randomly rebooting. It works fine for a while, but after some time will just cut out on me and reboot. Windows shows unexpected shutdown but no BSOD. I have replaced the Motherboard and PSU to no avail. I have run MemTest and it checked out. Now here's where things get really tricky!

I swapped the mobo/PSU and it worked fine for a month or so. Then the problems started again. So I'm like "well ***... gotta rule out software" So I brought the computer in to BIOS and let it sit overnight. Next morning, I was in Windows. So the computer at some point rebooted on its own again and performed its full reboot. There were subsequent reboots in the Event Viewer after that as well.

Next steps:
Pull memory one at a time and see what happens
Disconnect extra devices
Power water pump with a different power source (I'm running it off of the CPU fan header to have some speed control)

Any other ideas?? I'm losing my mind trying to figure this out.

Thanks
post #15 of 20
can you run the computer outside of the desk ? i mean , in another case or in a bench or just , outside of ?
My Trusty PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 1366 950 EVGA Classified 3 EVGA 580 gtx G.skill Pi  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
W7 ultimate 64bit Logitec G510 Corsair  Haf X 
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Deathadder 
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My Trusty PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 1366 950 EVGA Classified 3 EVGA 580 gtx G.skill Pi  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
W7 ultimate 64bit Logitec G510 Corsair  Haf X 
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Deathadder 
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post #16 of 20
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I figured it out...
I should have done the correct troubleshooting steps because it would have saved me time and money. But it turns out after I disconnected this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223120 everything stopped acting up. I don't know if it was over drawing on a rail or if it's got a short in it or something, but I don't think I'm the only one to go through it according to the reviews on Newegg.
post #17 of 20
good,That is very nicely done! I'll hopefully have enough spare time for a cool project like this one of these days.thanks mn
post #18 of 20
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Effin... so... I removed that device and things seemed awesome. But I'm getting power failures again... Not sure what it is. I have tested my RAM sticks individually with no improvements. Next step I have is to put all of my fans I have on the fan controller I installed on the motherboard connectors. Maybe that's messing with me... UGH!
post #19 of 20
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Final update.

Personally, my experience has been frustrating and it all apparently centered around the EVGA SuperNova PSU. I swapped that baby out 3 times only to have random reboots with every setup. So I switched to a Corsair PSU and haven't had a problem since! I wonder if other people are having the same problem and EVGA was sending me "refurbished" devices that they couldn't nail down the issue on. Don't know.

Either way, I've just added a new graphics card and will be including it in my watercooling loop! Saving up for the water block still but the graphics card is a GTX 970 from EVGA. Their PSUs suck but their graphics cards are fantastic!
post #20 of 20
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Final final update!

SO! I think the issue was actually the Motherboard. A couple weeks ago, I got random power failure with my Corsair PSU which has been running great for some time now. I did some research (not sure how I didn't discover this before) and discovered that the ASUS Surge Protection "feature" on my motherboard has been the source of TONS of frustration for the PC building community!

I turned that crap off.

So far, no further power failures. My guess is that since this typically happens during gaming sessions when I am using my new GTX 970, the motherboard is hitting an undervoltage due to the power sucking graphics card hitting some sort of major processing point. Asus needs to adjust their tolerances in my opinion. It seems like this is a pretty common issue and I no longer am taking advantage of the feature that may save my PC from OVERvoltage some day.

I think the difference between the EVGA and Corsair PSUs may actually be a factor as well. Not speaking from an electrical engineering perspective, but from a purely diagnostic approach, I would almost have to say that the Corsair PSU seems to be able to handle spikes and dips better than the EVGA PSU. Since it has taken over a year to surface and factoring in component degradation over time, I think the Corsair PSU is probably degraded to a point where the components have an equal quality level to the EVGA PSU when new.

This is purely conjecture but that seems to be the case.

Well anyways, I'm back to gaming again!
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