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PC random restart while gaming

Apr 2, 2018 3:45AM PDT

A week ago i have bought this config:

1.ASUS ODD DVD writer DRW-24D5MT black SATA OEM
2.ADATA Memory DDR4 8GB 2400 Mhz UDIMM
3.ZALMAN Midi ATX Z1 without PSU
4.INTEL CPU S1151 Core i7-7700 3.6Ghz 6MB Cache BOX
5.CHIEFTEC PSU iARENA 600W, 20+4 OEM
6.TOSHIBA 3,5" HDD SATA-III 2TB 7200rpm 32MB Cache
7.ASUS Motherboard S1151 H110M-A/M.2 INTEL H110, mATX
8.MSI Graphic Card PCI-Ex16x nVIDIA GTX 1060 AERO ITX OC

While playing any game (WOW, AC:O, COD WW2, ME:Andromeda) my PC restarts, without any warning or blue screen. Could the problem be my PSU?

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Apr 2, 2018 3:50AM PDT

It can be any issue with the hardware, most likely power or cooling.
Claim warranty with the maker and let them fix it.

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If it's this PSU, that was a poor choice.
Apr 2, 2018 10:10AM PDT
https://www.eteknix.com/chieftec-135-aps-600sb-series-600w-power-supply-review/ shows us the dual rail PSU which is best avoided for almost everyone as so few have clamp on Amp meters to see if the rails are balanced. And how many builders know about balancing rails at all? Almost none.

If this was made, then push back on the maker for a single rail model.

I see possible older parts (a year or so) so be sure the interior and heatsinks are spotless. Fans much work like new and if the PSU change doesn't clear it up, be sure the BIOS is current plus replace heatsink compounds to be sure.

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