Ok so I recently built my pc, and it would start up for a split second then turnoff. I did not breadboard the mobo, but I kept the cpu, cpucooler, and powersupply connected and it did the same thing. I was confident the standoffs were not shorting the board. I also went through the sticky for common problems step by step.
Since I did not have an extra powersupply I had to bring it to a local pc shop. They checked all the parts, and determined it was the psu.
$90 later, I arrive home and realize the cpu cooler is completely upside down. Not sideways. Completely upside down .... since I have a window on the side it looks silly. I called them and they said, "it doesn't matter, but bring it in tuesday and they will fix it."
am I being picky here? I seriously can not understand why someone would put it in upside down.
The faulty psu has been a major pain. I must have troubleshooted for 12 hours straight. Of course I could easily flip the cooler and reapply thermal paste, but I paid good money, and I do not want to lift another finger. Especially after all the troubleshooting... I must have built this computer 10 times over
Do you think newegg will give me some type of gift card? This psu has set me back $80 for service and $20 shipping... nearly the price of the psu!!