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  1. I spent nearly the entire weekend working on my problem. I think I could hook everything up with a blindfold on now. At any rate this particular case and OCZ PSU don't play well together. I dropped an 420W Thermaltake PSU from my mom's computer into the Stacker 830 hooked it up and it powered up right away. I added my hard drives and optical drives and dropped in the sound card and it continues to run without any trouble. So I ordered a new 700W Thermaltake PSU to stick in the darn thing. I put the GameXstream into another computer my mom's in fact with a genaric case it works fine other then it barely fits where I pulled the other PSU out of...go figure the other systems I've put togetherusing PSU from OCZ work just fine in fact one has been running for nearly 2 years straight. One thing that will be changing is the video card, the HIS X1950XTX card will go into my system that is running an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800 replacing the ATI X1600 Pro in it now. My bonus for the year came in earlier then I expected and I'm thinking that an eVGA 8800GTX is a better fit and since it's Direct X10 capable is a little more future proof then the X1950XTX is though both cards perform very well. The prices on them have really dropped since they came out a few weeks ago.
  2. Thanks for the info rijko...it looks like I burn off tomorrows Turkey (Thanksgiving here) dinner working slowly on this issue...maybe I'll have it working one of these days...
  3. Ok I've gone through each one of these steps. Everyting will run when not installed in the case and the board and PSU are just sitting on a wooden table. I then put the PSU into the case and hooked it up to the board with no mobo tray attached and it started up fine. Then the real test I put the board on the tray very carefully making sure that I tightened each screw down as close to the same as I could without using a torque wrench or screwdriver. I even took all the mounting sleeves off the tray and reinstalled them before attaching the board. This time I got no reaction from the board other then the blue led's coming on. I checked to make sure every screw was the same length and I even looked at the face plate for the rear of the case and nothing seems to be touching that could cause a short. Just the fact that it will start up before it's installed on the case tray tells me it's shorting out on the tray somewhere. Or at least I think that's what it's telling me. The one thing I have noticed lately compared to the older cases that came with those small washers that the new cases don't always have them. Is it possible that that I may need them to get this particular board to run properly? If I do where can I find them since I don't have any laying around.... BTW why doesn't this case have a speaker in it? OK dumb question I know but there's a wire for it on the mobo...
  4. rijko, I'm down to just the motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card and of course the power supply. Now to see where the trouble lies. Thanks for the input so far; with any luck it'll be something simple and i can pass along a big
  5. That was the first thing I checked, it wouldn't have been the first time that's happened..
  6. I just purchased a Stacker 830 for a new build with the following parts: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor ASUS P5B Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 4GB Total HIS Hightech H195XTX512DVN-R Radeon X1950XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology LITE-ON Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner W/ LightScribe ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN2-GP Silver My problem is that something seems to be shorting out the power supply. I can reset it and it will work outside of the case. As soon as I install it and try to fire it up nothing happens about the only thing that does come on is a blue Led light on the Asus board. I've posted the problem on the OCZ forum but so far I've had no replies. The OCZ GameXstream 700 seems to work as it will bring the system to life as long as it's away from the case. At first I thought it was just a bad PSU so I RMA'd the thing and ordered another identical PSU from a different vendor since I want to wait to get the replacement PSU in order to get the thing up and running before Thanksgiving but that doesn't seem very likely at the moment. Are there any known issues with OCZ PSU's and the Stacker 830? If so what's the best way to fix the problem or would I be better off trying a different PSU? I was able to get a 350 W Thermaltake PSU to work in it though this one is underpowered to run everything I have in it. Any suggestions, ideas or recomendations for a different PSU would be appreciated.