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Hello

This is a very strange problem and I don't know what's going on...

I have an OCZ 850W PSU and a Corsair 750W PSU. I was initially using the 850W OCZ PSU when one day, the computer randomly shut down and refused to start unless I turned off the power switch on the PSU itself and then turned it back on. This went on for a while (a month or so) and then the computer wouldn't even start by doing this. So, I replaced the PSU with the 750W (it was new, just like the OCZ) and it worked for a bit. In a month or so, again the same problems began. I was out of the country then so I don't know how my brothers messed it up but when I returned to find this issue, I replaced the 750W PSU with the 850W and the computer was functional again...but the same issue as before existed: I had to turn the power switch to OFF and then to ON every time I restarted my computer.

In summary:
Restarting my computer leads to: computer shutting down and refusing to power up unless I turn the PSU switch off and then on.
Over time: the computer simply refuses to power up unless I remove all the connections of the PSU from the mobo and then replug them back in.

When the computer does restart, it makes a clicking sound as if it is trying to power up but there just isn't enough juice to get it over the threshold so it gives up or something and shuts down...
My PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @Stock Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Primary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Secondary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB LG BH12LS38 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal SATA... Corsair H110i GT with stock fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 BenQ FP241W A-MVA panel Logitech G15 v2 eVGA 850P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 White with Window Logitech G502 FUNC Industries Giant Classic Cloth Mousing Sur... Sennheiser RS 160 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @Stock Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Primary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Secondary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB LG BH12LS38 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal SATA... Corsair H110i GT with stock fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 BenQ FP241W A-MVA panel Logitech G15 v2 eVGA 850P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 White with Window Logitech G502 FUNC Industries Giant Classic Cloth Mousing Sur... Sennheiser RS 160 
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post #2 of 3
Are you sure the clicking is coming from your psu and not your hdd. Could have a stuck head. Anyways back to the other issue...that is deffinitly odd. Could possible be the mobo are you able to warranty it? If you tried two psu's that you know work I would look at other components, i.e. mobo, that or the outlet in the wall.
Jango (Main Rig)
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Edward (HTPC)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790 MSI ATX LGA 1150 Z97 PC MATE mobo EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 4 (OS) 1TB Hitachi (Data & Apps) 1TB Hitachi (Movies & other Multimedia) 750GB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
DVD±RW / ASUS USB 2.0 8x Slim external DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper T4 NZXT Sentry Mix COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm x2 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro 64bit ASUS VS247H-P 23.6"  ASUS VH236H 23"  HP 27" 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair Professional Series HX850W CM Storm Trooper Razer Tron 
Mouse PadOtherOther
XTRAC Pads Ripper XL Rosewill Red USB 2.0 7 Port Hub With Power Adapter Creative HS-1000 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Qu... ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX ATI Radeon HD 4670 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1... Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM SATAII 3.0Gb/s Samsung 250GB 7200 RPM Enermax ETS T-40 T.B. SILENCE 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit 47" Sony TV RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 530W Custom Wood Table 
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Jango (Main Rig)
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Edward (HTPC)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790 MSI ATX LGA 1150 Z97 PC MATE mobo EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 4 (OS) 1TB Hitachi (Data & Apps) 1TB Hitachi (Movies & other Multimedia) 750GB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
DVD±RW / ASUS USB 2.0 8x Slim external DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper T4 NZXT Sentry Mix COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm x2 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro 64bit ASUS VS247H-P 23.6"  ASUS VH236H 23"  HP 27" 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Corsair Professional Series HX850W CM Storm Trooper Razer Tron 
Mouse PadOtherOther
XTRAC Pads Ripper XL Rosewill Red USB 2.0 7 Port Hub With Power Adapter Creative HS-1000 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Qu... ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX ATI Radeon HD 4670 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1... Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM SATAII 3.0Gb/s Samsung 250GB 7200 RPM Enermax ETS T-40 T.B. SILENCE 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit 47" Sony TV RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 530W Custom Wood Table 
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post #3 of 3
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I'm not too sure if it is a motherboard problem - or if anything, not a hardware problem but something to do with the BIOS.

I just formatted the computer and had to change a lot of options in the BIOS for Windows to actually get installed; I had to disable the floppy drive, disable everything but the DVD drives and the USB for the keyboard, took out my keyboard during the completing installation phase - the PC was shutting down during installation otherwise, forcing me to start all over...

The PC remains turned on (at least it has been for the past 30 minutes) if I do not log in to Windows. As soon as I log in, I have about 5 minutes, tops, before the PC shuts down, attempts to restart, and then whimpers and gives up. It is strange because I can see the GPU fan jerking about every 2 seconds when the PC is in that state. I then have to remove the power cord (or use the button on the PSU) - which still does not kill off the power immediately - and wait about 5-6 seconds before the computer dies and I'm able to restart it.

The motherboard is also very recent. It's an ASUS P5Q-E, which was supposed to be good.
My PC
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @Stock Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Primary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Secondary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB LG BH12LS38 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal SATA... Corsair H110i GT with stock fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 BenQ FP241W A-MVA panel Logitech G15 v2 eVGA 850P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 White with Window Logitech G502 FUNC Industries Giant Classic Cloth Mousing Sur... Sennheiser RS 160 
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My PC
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @Stock Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Edition G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pi... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Primary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Secondary: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB LG BH12LS38 Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Internal SATA... Corsair H110i GT with stock fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 BenQ FP241W A-MVA panel Logitech G15 v2 eVGA 850P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design R5 White with Window Logitech G502 FUNC Industries Giant Classic Cloth Mousing Sur... Sennheiser RS 160 
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