Your friend might be right. Get all the connections checked especially hdd/psu/ram.
Test your pc without the cover for a few hours, use cpuz and gpuz for temps log.
Hello all, I require your help because I have recently got my friend to assemble a desktop for me because my knowledge of hardware is literally close to nil and he had delivered it over last saturday but I have been encountering problems ever since I received it.
1) I can be using the desktop for whatever reasons (gaming or even youtube) and it suddenly just power offs (as in the power gets cut and not shut down) before powering itself back up again but my monitor shows just a black screen. So I will usually just reboot the computer through the power button
2) The more severe problem that just happened was the same problem occurred but rebooting the computer through the power button did not work so I offed the power supply and turn it on again. But afterwards, I noticed
-all my USB ports behind were disconnected which includes my keyboard mouse and even the monitor.
-only power supply fan is running, the rest aren't.
I then tried reconnecting all the usb ports and stuff but to no avail, the monitor just couldn't be connected so checking the BIOS is impossible. So I powered off manually, took out the casing and fiddled around the insides(god, the wiring was a mess).
And given how little knowledge I had about hardware, I dared not to do much but to trace the wires and made sure that they were secured to their respective ports.
To my surprise, it manage to boot up again and everything went back to normal. But I'm afraid that it may happen again. So I asked my other friend for opinions and he said it's most likely either loose connections or an overheating issue. Can anyone help me confirm this based on the symptoms?
Hardware specs if required:
Coolermaster HAF 912 mid tower casing w/ 750W power supply
ASROCK Z97 Anniversary w/ i5-4590 3.3GHZ quad-core processor
16gb G.Skill Ripjaws RAM
AMD Radeon R9
2tb WD caviar black HDD