Question Computer shutting off and not booting

May 6, 2020
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Hi, I've kinda run out of places to go and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me understand what's happening to my pc.

TL;DR My PC keeps randomly shutting off, it killed my gpu and stick of ram, and I have no idea how to fix it.

For the last few months, my PC will randomly shut off despite not being overheated, and sometimes it won't even be while in a game. About three weeks ago it shut off and refused to boot back up, it wasn't until I took out my gpu and one stick of ram that it would actually boot. I tried the components in another PC and they didn't work, luckily my friend gave my his 1060 and I bought new ram. Randomly shut off again last week and I went through the same process of elimination that I did before, reseating components till it booted, and it wasn't until I rest the wifi pcie card that it booted. A few days ago I shut it off, forgetting somehow about the boot problems, and nothing brought it back on until I hit memory okay on my MB about 4 times. Today it shut off randomly and I can't even get it to boot with one stick of ram and no GPU, since each time it broke I fixed it a different way I have no clue what's causing the breakage. Any help would be appreciated.

I have a GTX 1060 (but had a GTX 970 when the problems began), an ASUS Maxmus VII Hero board, 16gb Corsair vengeance ram (Had gskill trident Xs when the problems began), and an I7 -4790k.
 
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Did you try a different power supply?
I haven't, the two problems I've been lead to are its either a boot drive problem or a PSU problem but unfortunately I dont have anyone with a PSU they can lend me. I was also unable to even find a good PSU that was in stock sadly.
 

Phaaze88

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I've not known a boot drive to kill ram and gpus... the power supply, on the other hand, can kill anything in the PC - the motherboard is the medium by which the psu can perform its executions.
Also, if the system shuts off and refuses to power on for a set period of time, then that indicates overheating psu.
 
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I've not known a boot drive to kill ram and gpus... the power supply, on the other hand, can kill anything in the PC - the motherboard is the medium by which the psu can perform its executions.
Also, if the system shuts off and refuses to power on for a set period of time, then that indicates overheating psu.
So would you say there's anything I can do to fix my psu or is the best course to just get a new one whenever they come back in stock?
 

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