It powered on initially fine. I installed motherboard drivers and video card drivers off the cds provided.
I rebooted once, and began running windows update. I noticed performance was slow. So I checked task manager and CPU usage was at 100%, and then it just turned off.
So i tried to reboot it, with no luck. I removed video card thinking that uses the most juice, and it still did the same thing. Reseated everything, put new thermal paste on cpu and still same thing. System turns on for 3-5 seconds then everything turns off. No beeps, etc.
Im kind of at a loss. I did think it was odd that the PSU was only 450w, and gtx 560ti says 500 minimum. Could that be the issue with the core i5 i threw in there over the celeron g530?
Thanks for any input or help.
Edit: some odd behavior I noticed. When I pressed shutdown. It said windows is shutting down, but the PC restarted. Though that was weird.
also tested with my 500w raidmax psu. No dice.
ALSO mods.. if this needs moved to another subforum I apologize. I just noticed this is windows 7 gen discussion. Thank you.
I threw my 700w OCZ PSU in the system just now. Hooked up everything correctly. Made sure nothing is contacting the MB. Same result, power turned on for 4 or 5 seconds, then shut down. So its not the PSU. Im thinking the motherboard? Possibly cpu failed? Im open to any ideas before I start RMA'ing things.
I disassembled, then reassembled. Everything is working fine now. Normal CPU usage, normal CPU temps, ran prime for 20 minutes, it got up to 88C, but no errors or reboots. Seems something must have been touching the MB. I pulled out the standoff I had originally put in, i read reviews of the case and it comes with standoffs, so the one that came with the MB might have been the issue. Thanks for all your help guys!