First time build help

Insanic1

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I've just managed to put my new computer together and installed windows and drivers. Except it randomly crashes. No error, no nothing as if someone pulled the plug. It starts back up by itself without me doing anything and restarts again until I manually switch it off and wait, then turn it back on. It gets to windows desktop most of the time but as soon as I start to run stuff or I just let it sit for while it crashes again.

Components
ASUS Radeon HD6950 DirectCU II 2GB
Seasonic X-650 80Plus Gold 650W
Intel Core i5 2500K
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB) DDR3
ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard B3

I ordered the parts online from another state, I have no idea what to do and I'm getting worried

Thanks in advanced
 
Solution
Since it's restarting, it's probably getting a BSOD and restarting before you can see it. Try disabling the automatic restart on crashes and see if that gives you something you can work with: http://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/disable-automatic-reboot-during-system-crash/

cTs Corvette

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Since it's restarting, it's probably getting a BSOD and restarting before you can see it. Try disabling the automatic restart on crashes and see if that gives you something you can work with: http://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/disable-automatic-reboot-during-system-crash/
 
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