It turns out I'm still having problems. I set my cpu back to factory settings and I'm running my ram with XMP. I still get shutdowns within 20-30 seconds of starting up a game (in this case, shogun 2) or benchmarking. I tested both GTX 580s individually and the system did not shut down. This leaves out the RAM causing the problem (since I left them completely alone) and basically everything else. I'm thinking maybe it's too much for the PSU to handle at this point.
Can anyone do the PSU math for me since I am not good at it?
Again, here is my PSU. a Silverstone ST1000-P. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
Newegg says that it is a 1000W psu and has a single 12V rail with 80A (85A peak) power AND it has 85% efficiency. Each of my GTX 580 Superclocked cards says it needs 600W and 42A on the 12V rail. That means that in SLI, the GTXs use 1200W and 82A total. Although I'm not sure if evga meant that these requirements take into account total system power or only individual gpu power.
ANYWAYS, considering these things, do you think my PSU has enough power? Keeping in mind my H50 (which I heard probably uses about a case fan's worth of power), a bluray drive, two Intel x25m SSDs, 1 HDD, and 6 case fans.