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Previously worked, Not it won't start?

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Last response: in Systems
March 1, 2012 3:48:49 AM

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: i5-2500k
GPU: GTX 550
RAM: 4gb G.Skill

So, This is a recently built computer (2-3 weeks) and it was working fine before school, After school I noticed it was on the logon screen, So I guessed it had restarted itself. Although when I logged on it worked for about 5-6 seconds then failed and crashed. I suspected it did this because of my motherboard shorting with the case, this was happening when I first built the computer. But I checked the cardboard I used to hold the motherboard off the case and it's fine. Now, It will not start again, It's not the CPU. I Don't want to know whats causing the problem since I suspect most will say the Mobo, I just want to know how to troubleshoot the problem, so I know for sure.

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March 1, 2012 6:10:20 AM

Why do you have cardboard seperating your mobo from your case. You should have metal standoff to do the job. Sounds like your short circuiting your board.
March 1, 2012 6:12:32 AM

how about psu? its possible can you list your entire specs, and are you sure no one touched it?