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Why does my pc die when I touch it?

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My second rig (which is in my sign) has an A-Top silver case. For some reason if I don't ground myself out before touching anypart of the case, it will shut off. Not completely, just the video and doesn't respond. I have to unplug it and then reboot and it will run fine. It doesn't matter how much of a static charge I have in me either. It will die with just a slight touch.

I have tried mounting the motherboard with and without the washers that can be used with the mounting screws. None of my other 2 systems do that.

Weird huh?

Any info?
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Do you have any connectors touching any bare metal in your case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxima
Do you have any connectors touching any bare metal in your case.
Nope, I am using an X-Connect PSU and only have enough cables to power the hardware thats in it.

Only thing I can think of is that the PSU has a short to the PSU case and since it is bolted to the computer case, it dies when I touch it. It's probably setting off a circuit protector in the psu. I'm stumped!
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could one of your power connections come loose? i had a similar problem on mine and for some reason when i close the case one day it must have pushed the mobo cable to a position where it wasnt getting 100% power.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27" @ 1440, AOC 27" @ 1080, Dell 24" @ 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
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OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
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