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Need Help Troubleshooting Failing Hardware Components

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December 19, 2012 1:26:44 AM

My Build (seen below) Has recently been plagued with failing components. In the last month I've lost a GPU and two SSDs. I Had the SSDs in a raid 0 both times. I had been running the drives for over a year before the first failure. I RMAed the failed drive, rebuilt my raid, then had the new drive fail on me again two weeks later.

I'm not sure if this makes a difference but every failure (GPU and both SSDS) have occurred during a system resume.

Both times i lost an SSD I had full backups of my files, but each time it took out my primary work PC for over a week. I can't help but worry that there is something burning up my hardware. I've build many PCs and haven't had a single hardware failure. Is there something I can run to monitor stats (voltages,temps etc.)? Maybe dump a log to a spare drive?


For reference this is what I'm running:

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: (X2 SLI)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: (2x in raid 0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2012 7:47:05 PM

You could check CPU stability, but that doesn't make sense why that would fry components.
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December 19, 2012 7:48:20 PM

Many years ago my parents system kept killing hard drives. Ended up being the IDE controller on the motherboard. I replaced the mobo and life went back to normal.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 19, 2012 10:02:12 PM

I am guessing that it is the mobo or the PSU. Those are the only two things I could think of that would fry other components. I would check voltages on your psu.
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December 20, 2012 6:44:09 PM

Thanks for all the replies. PSU testing is straight forward enough. Is there any way to test the MOBO IDE controller? or should I just replace it?

EDIT: Maybe I should also point out I have 4 other drives in this pc that aren't OS drives that have yet to fail. One of them is also a SSD.
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