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  1. The headphones are plastic but have a metal band that run through the head band, partly for rigidity, partly to carry the signal to the other cup.
  2. How would you tell if something is ungrounded? The third prong on a plug is a ground so I would assume both monitors are. How can you rule out which part it is, and once found out how can you fix it?
  3. The case is the NZXT S340, it's only a couple years old. Same thing with the PSU only a couple years old. And as far as I know yes? Not sure when you mean by earthed. It's plugged into a surge protector which is plugged into the wall. I would assume it's grounded.
  4. Good people of the LTT forums. Have an unusual situation that I hope you might help me with. I've had a rig for some time now that just recently started acting strange. It boots fine and runs fine but every now and then when I touch my keyboard or pick up my headphones or touch my mouse or headphone wire, my computer will randomly instantly power off and then back on and boot into windows. There's no warning message when it comes back up at the post screen or within windows. And it happens instantaneously. The other strange part is that it seems to happen more when I walk away for a minute and come back. For example, during a league loading screen, went to touch the wire for my speakers, power cycled. During a dungeon on Final Fantasy. Walked away to answer the door, came back and grabbed my headphones to put them on and power cycled. Now if I turn my computer on and sit there and just use it normally it seems totally fine it only really seems to happen when I walk away and come back. I'm beginning to think it has to do with static buildup, I've had it happen before where I have felt static on my body and touched my headphones, got shocked and it shut down, or turned on. Could that be causing these issues or am I just crazy? Side note, I do have a puppy that seems to generate massive amounts of static, when he walks on the couch you can hear the tinging of his fur on the couch. Not sure if he is the culprit. It's also worth noting that my rig sits on carpet. I have put a layer of cardboard between the computers feet and the carpet, not sure if this is a good thing or bad. There's plenty of air flow and the computer is liquid cooled so I don't think it's an overheating issue. Specs are as follows; Mobo: Asus TUF Z170 CPU: i7-6700k (mild oc) liquid cooled GPU:GTX 1070 founders (no oc) liquid cooled PSU:Corsair CX650M RAM:Corsair vengeance(4x4gb) Boot drive: Samsung NVMe 960 PRO Drive 1: Kingston SSDNow Drive 2: Hitachi (not sure on exact model) Peripherals; (if needed) Mouse: Corsair glaive Keyboard: Corsair strafe Headphones: OneOdios Dac/amp: fx-audio x6 Audio interface: Steinberg ur12 Mousepad: steelseries QcK prism (including this since it draws power) Headphone stand: Corsair ST100 (again including because of the power draw) I also have nzxt HUE lighting installed. If it does have to do with static is there a way to protect my rig/myself from discharging through peripherals? Could it be the PSU living it's last breath? Am I pushing it past it's limits? Any help would he awesome! EDIT 1: New symptom, just got home from work, touched my dogs crate, got shocked from the static and at the same exact time my mouse and keyboard lit up and my girlfriends computer turned on. Is it possible to have so much static build-up that it begins to effect electronics? EDIT 2: Upon doing some research and talking to a few people, a lot of information is pointing towards the dry air which may cause some issues with static. I've purchased an air tester which found the humidity to be at 15-20% so I am going to try using a humidifier and see how that works. I'll touch base in a few days and update the post. It may not be a perfect solution but it's something for the time being.
  5. I have fixed the problem by upgrading components in my computer, I am now using an MSI Z97 mobo and an intel i5 4590 processor. Everything works fine now.
  6. I uninstalled the APU display drivers when I installed my HD 7790, I will give it a shot though and check to see if they are enabled. Will update my post later tonight.
  7. So, I'm just wondering is there any particular reason my GTX-970 will cause my computer not to boot? It's a Zotac GTX-970 card and works fine in my brothers computer but not mine. The computer will not pass the post screen, when powered on it beeps 4 times then goes to a black screen and will sit there until powered off. Could it be an issue with my psu not being able to supply sufficient power to my system? I have a 550W power supply with 28A on the +12v1 and 20A on the +12v2. There is 15A on the +5v and 24A on the +3.3v. Previously I had a AMD Radeon HD 7790 Dual X-OC oveclocked to 1200mhz without any issues. System specs: Windows 7 SP 1 64bit AMD APU A6-3650 8GB RAM 1TB HD 120GB SSD There is also a wifi card in the system and a Sound Blaster Sound Card. Edit: Tested a larger power supply (630W) and still did not get past post screen. APU drivers are uninstalled.
  8. Hmmmm, this is a tough choice between which is my favorite. I would have to pick the Kuhler 1250 because my case is cooled solely by fans and it gets pretty hot when gaming (around 100+F) and usually stays pretty warm (around 80F - 90F) when idle after I finish. Getting some liquid cooling would be nice because it would be one less thing contributing to the heat inside the case.