|It may be the power supply, but it may be something else. That's why it's so important to benchtest 1st. Obviously it would be stupid to put non-working hardware in the case. But since you didn't test it, you have no idea if you have defective hardware or you did something wrong when installing it. The 2nd sentence in the link I posted says it all:|
"If you take the time to bench test your build prior to full assembly you will save yourself hordes of time in troubleshooting a faulty component."
I know you copied the specs from a magazine, but here's a crtique of your build:
- cases with a bottom mounted power supply are a poor choice. If you want to know why, read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
- high priced CPU cooler was unnecessary & can be loud
- while I'm sure the MSI board is a good one, you could have gotten an equally good board for about 1/2 the price
- was the sound card really necessary? I'm sure the onboard sound would have been sufficient
- power supply should be a good one. It's actually a Seasonic unit & it's "Jonny Guru" recommended. Of course, that doesn't mean much if you got a dud.