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this was truely infuriating

I have everything mouted up the new new header. Problem shows up again. Reboot, again locks. Reboot, locks again.

Unplug, reboot, windows loads in 16 seconds. Reboot. Windows loads again.



I bought the fan on Ebay but it was sealed... should I send it back to Antec?
    
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I may have missed something, but it sounds as if it might have something to do with mounting it on the NBsink.
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vuxdu mentioned that it might have been the fan...

It seems that may be the situation?

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Its not the fan... something in my case now is shorting everything out

I took my mobo out of the case and ran open air test on my desk, plug in that fan, presto.


Looks like some crazy combination of that fan+touching my NB+not being grounded properly was shorting out something


Anyhow Im caving in and buying an acrylic case... I need more room anyhow, my MCP kept touching 60*C... Ill prob keep my current case as a backup or sell it to someone who wants a 690 to screw around with since I already painted it -_- Cant get anything right the first time lol....

Ive transplanted the motherboard 4 times now due to testing the shortage.... and Its confirmed that keeping my motherboard in the case causes instability. I have tried taping up the screws and mounts but made no difference.
    
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