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    So... we tested it on different motherboards, in different configurations for a while and had no issues, but we weren't using the SAME motherboard you were using. We then BOUGHT the exact same board you had and re-fitted everything to it. It powered up, we ran a benchmark and then it shut down and started doing the constant boot cycle.

    But then....

    The PSU died altogether.

    Apparently these AXi's don't like Z170X Gaming G1 boards at all.

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    PSUs seem to be a little picky in choosing their preferred mainboard mates.

    Corsair PSUs hate Gigabyte boards, Antec hates Asus Boards according to GI_Joe and Antec Support, are there some perfect matches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camefromhell View Post
    PSUs seem to be a little picky in choosing their preferred mainboard mates.

    Corsair PSUs hate Gigabyte boards, Antec hates Asus Boards according to GI_Joe and Antec Support, are there some perfect matches?
    Ablecom PSUs and Supermicro boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Ablecom PSUs and Supermicro boards?
    Super Flower PSUs and ASRock boards worked rather well for me, for many less money, albeit likely I'd better thank my lucky star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camefromhell View Post
    PSUs seem to be a little picky in choosing their preferred mainboard mates.

    Corsair PSUs hate Gigabyte boards, Antec hates Asus Boards according to GI_Joe and Antec Support, are there some perfect matches?
    Well, I would of bought an Abit board, but they went bust, so next choice was Gigabyte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    So... we tested it on different motherboards, in different configurations for a while and had no issues, but we weren't using the SAME motherboard you were using. We then BOUGHT the exact same board you had and re-fitted everything to it. It powered up, we ran a benchmark and then it shut down and started doing the constant boot cycle.

    But then....

    The PSU died altogether.

    Apparently these AXi's don't like Z170X Gaming G1 boards at all.
    Thanks for getting back Jonny.
    I guess it was good news and bad news.

    The good, at least it proved that the PSU was throwing wobblies at me, and I wasn't imagining things.

    The bad, is that obviously my attempt to choose quality parts, did not take into account that some parts will not play nicely together, and I did not know that.

    Perhaps I should have researched a bit deeper....ho hum.
    This does not bode well for my latest PSU replacement, so it looks like I had better keep the RM550X handy just in case.

    It's only problem is not enough Sata cable ports for my 3 SSD's and optical drive, plus 2 motherboard connections, as I only have one Sata cable, and it isn't long enough in my case to accommodate more than 3 connections at once.

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    Windows 10-64bit-Windows 7 Home-64bit - Phanteks Primo case - Corsair HX850i PSU - Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 - i7-6700K(Bios F21) - Corsair H110i GTX AIO cooler - Corsair LPX 2 x 8GB 2666Mhz memory - Creative ZxRi Onboard sound - 2 x Samsung 950 256GB Nvme 256GB M.2 - 1 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD - 1 x Intel 750 400GB Pci-e - EVGA GTX FTW ACX2.0 980Ti - Dell 27" G-Sync 2560 x 1440 (main) - Dell 24" (secondary) 1920 x 1200 monitors.

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    I have to say, my Corsair RM550x also hates my Maximus VII HERO board. I had shutdown problems ('critical' related to losing power, said Windows) during games, with a 'loop' like this:

    - PC restarts during my happy time in my truck simulator
    - It gets into the boot perfectly, I log in
    - It restarts a min. after I log in
    - It gets into the boot but before I log in... BANG!

    and that again and again until I enter in a continuous loop 'start-shutdownstart-shutdownstart-shutdownstart-shutdownstart-shutdown' and in some moment... doesn't start again. Solution? Power everything off during a while. Never knew if it was the Motherboard, the PSU or both together. But it didn't happen again from January...

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    My RM550X does play nicely (in the week or so it was installed) with my motherboard, so at least I have that as a back up, or failing that my very old HX620 which is still serviceable.

    This is a bit of a bugger since this motherboard cost me around £440.00 (I had a small inheritance) and since I have used Gigabyte boards since Abit went bust, I have got to like them and got their flagship board back in April last year.

    My old PC built in November 2009 has a Gigabyte GA EX58 Extreme board (the flagship board back then), plus Intel i7 920 + HX1050 has served me well since then.

    The only difference from the original build, was a replacement for the HX1000 PSU after about 3 years, and 2 Gigabyte 6870OC cards which replaced the 2 x AMD 4870X2's, as one died.
    I still have the still working 4870x2, and gawd knows why because I seriously doubt I will ever use it, but don't have the heart to chuck it away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    It's only problem is not enough Sata cable ports for my 3 SSD's and optical drive, plus 2 motherboard connections, as I only have one Sata cable, and it isn't long enough in my case to accommodate more than 3 connections at once.

    The problems of my little world.
    Sorry for the newbie question, but why don't you use Y-Adapters for the existing SATA connectors like this one: https://geizhals.at/delock-sata-stro...5-a428875.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by camefromhell View Post
    Sorry for the newbie question, but why don't you use Y-Adapters for the existing SATA connectors like this one: https://geizhals.at/delock-sata-stro...5-a428875.html
    Wires and pins are only rated for so much current. When you start daisy chaining too many connectors together, you're putting too much current on the pins at the PSU and the pins at the SATA you're using to extend to other SATA connectors. And potentially too much current on the source wire.

    Too much current means too much resistance. At the very least, you create a drop in voltage. At the worse, you start melting connectors.

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