2 months ago bought brand new rig comprising off the following;
Coolermaster HAF 922
Asus Crosshair IV
Phenom II 1100T
Corsair XMS3 2x2gb 1600mhz
Radeon 6970 2gb
Corsair SF 60gb SSD
So, I put the rig together and for 1 week it ran perfectly, lots of hours gaming, rock solid.
Shutdown 1 night, got up the next morning, went to power up, nothing but power light.
Opened it up, CPU_LED flashing on the mobo.
RMA'd the mobo after discussion with vendor, they receive, test send back as ok.
RMA'd the CPU, they test, dead!
So they send me a new CPU. THis RMA process is slooow (UK company to remain unnamed for now!)
Re-built the rig today, went to power up, POST with Republic of Gamers logo on screen, then dead, nothing. CPU_LED flashing again on Mobo.
Rig has been very carefully put together. Memory has been tested in another machine as has the vid card. Mobo been tested and returned to me.
So looks like its killed another CPU, but maybe its the PSU doing the dirty work!?!
Very frustrated, and now will have to send back mobo, cpu and PSU in same RMA to see what they can find.
Anyone had a similar prob with a similar rig?
£1000 of PC that I cant use and is dead is annoying as hell...
Not sure about the cpu but i've heard of people having problems with that motherboard. Here's a video of the guy having to mod the motherboard because of the northbridge heatsink not making good contact. Not sure if that could be the problem but you might wanna check it out. Foward the video to about 6:10
I havent had a previous version of this mobo, but I read the earlier revisions had problems. I have had problems in the past with Asus and Gigabyte and was apprehensive about another, but it got great reviews!
Anyway, update : This morning I try power up, only the mobo, cpu, cpu cooler, 1 stick RAM and PSU are conneted, and it goes past the CPU Led on POST!!
Just do not get it. Will connect the drives back up and put the vid card in again and see what happens.
Somethign is flakey though, so I have no confidence in this build.