New computer won't start with more than one HD (the SSD with the OS), unless it's in safe mode, and it's locking up.

I built this rig about six months ago.
It's got an
i7 4770k
16GB of DDR3
Nvidia 760 GTX
Samsung 120GB SSD
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP motherboard
Enermax 750W PSU.
Running 7 Home Premium.

The system won't boot properly when it's got more than one drive installed. And by that, I mean CD's in the disc tray and USB drives included.

I've updated the BIOS to the newest version, checked the other drivers, bought a new secondary hard drive, and nothing is fixing it. I can't do anything at all anymore without the computer locking up every 5-10 minutes.

It's not a heat problem, the CPU is water cooled and the case is basically a giant fan. I've checked for heat anywhere, any signs or smell of electrical contact where it shouldn't be, changed the power cables, surge protector, and everything else I can think of.

The only thing I haven't done yet is reinstall Windows. The only reason I haven't is because at this point, I'm not even sure it would maintain the power through the install. Should I do it on the 500GB extra HDD I've got or do it on the SSD?

Any help here would be appreciated, I'm kind of losing it when it comes to patience. I feel like Melvin from Office Space. If it happens one more time, I'll, I'll burn this building to the ground.

Any suggestions before I completely lose my mind and burn the building down?
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  1. Is this store bought?
  2. No, I built it.
    I just ran it in safe mode, updated all of the drivers under their support section again, and am seeing how it holds up.
  3. Best answer
    Good deal also you can do a system restore to a early date to when the pc worked fine I would hate to say your power supply is dying but anything is possible.
  4. It was the motherboard. I replaced it with an MSI MPower, and it's been flawless since then.
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