Originally Posted by rCELL;11963850
Built it last night:
SLI EVGA 580
8 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
2 WD Black 1TB
Silverstone 1000W Silver rated PSU
Silverstone Fortress FT02B
Thermalright Venomous X
Couple issues that maybe you guys can help me with:
When I boot up, my G15 keyboard only has power 1/10 of the time, thus not allowing me to go into bios. I have 6 fans plugged into my MOBO (for better cabling purposes). When I was first messing around, the system shut off, immediately came back on then shut off again. I unplugged front USB and it did not happen again. If I use my older keyboard, it works everytime during bootup to get me into the BIOS.
I have Windows installed, just messing around. I am moving large chunks of data around (150 GB at a time) and during this, my system feels sluggish, especially Firefox. Is this normal? I am just sort of paranoid that something might be wrong with my system. Temps: CPU - 22 Idle, 41 Load.
I really hope its not a short. When I installed my Heatsink, (Thermalright Venomous X) it was supposed to come with 4 white washers, it did not. This did not seem like a problem, as the screws had little plastic rises built on them, if that makes sense. The screws went down as far as they could anyway.
I hope I do not have a short, but it seems unlikely, as I have it OC'd to 4.0 GHz (just the multi, no voltages or anything) and its been running for 12 hours now, no shutdowns or anything. I plugged in both my iPhones (to charge) and my 3D glasses, just trying to push my USB. So I am not sure, any help would be greatly appreciated.
PS I'm not a noob, but by far not an expert.
Hmmm these issues may be power related, do you have a spare PSU to test with? I'm not sure what the power requirements of an overclocked 2600k in addition to 580SLI plus peripherals would be.
A mate of mine bought an Alienware tactx keyboard and it was the straw that broke the proverbial. The system would cycle the boot on/off untill an older ps2 keyboard was connected, reducing power draw through USB, many peripheral devices were connected to the system, the PSU may be browning out. A swap out to a more powerful antec unit fixed the issue in my mates case.