Originally Posted by Vuashke
i have a generic 400w psu in my old comp that i might be able to hookup (ill remove my graphics card first), should i put that in my new comp or do the reverse? (put the new psu in the old comp)
everything seemed to be working fine, i even did prime95 for a few seconds and closed it earlier today, nothing bad happened. i played games, downloaded, watch streams, no issues. then it seemed to all turn off when i was on msn. i thought it was a blackout, but all the other power was fine
I honestly don't think it's the PSU, but maybe something is shorting the motherboard.
Have you tried turning the PC on, on a table, on the motherboard's box for example? Without being on the case, maybe something is shorting your rig.
I would first try the generic 400w PSU on ur main rig, see if it works, if not, take your build apart and do it on a table, on your motherboard's box.
If it then, still doesnt work, I think it's safe to assume the motherboard is faulty.