48 months ago
Hey guys I need advice. To make a very long story short, I built a system here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YGTJ6h , and I bought the parts at Micro Center that is in Massachusetts where I live.
The first time I had a bad motherboard (Gigabyte) out of the box, to be safe I went back and replaced all the parts. Same motherboard.
Second time ...same thing...no post out of the box. Tech support verified it was bad again.
The third time I got a different brand name motherboard (ASRock Z170 Pro4) and it was fine. Didn't replace all the parts but after installing Windows 7, updating all drivers, updating BIOS to latest version and running Windows Updates to ensure everything is up to date, I've been getting random hard freezes on my system where I have to hold down the power button to turn off and then switch it back on.
I've been in contact with the motherboard manufacturer for over 2 weeks, they had me switch the ram into different sockets which was fine and I thought the issue was fixed but after 7 days, it froze again. Now they have no idea what the issue is.
Trust me, I've tried everything I can think of and ASRock support has thought of but the freezing is so random and sporatic that I'm left with no choice but to keep replacing parts until things work.
I'm thinking of switching motherboards again but not sure which to get. Also should I continue to get the i5 6600k 3.5ghz cpu? I dont know if that is the problem but maybe a better Skylake processor?
I haven't even tried OC'ing yet, i'm just trying to stop from freezing so randomly.
I need advice on a motherboard, 8gb RAM, and I guess a PSU. I thought my PSU by EVGA was good but not even sure about that now.
Help please. I'm extremely frustrated at this point. I've never had this many issues with a build before.