said by Gordo74:
SLI would only add another ~150w to that build. 750w for an all-out-best-GPUs-on-the-market build. You're throwing away money. As it seems you are learning - the numbers don't necessarily mean quality
I'm not "throwing away money". I compared prices and it was a good deal with good quality with good reviews. Who cares if it gives me excess breathing room for future upgrades? Just because my build uses 480W MAX doesn't mean I should be a PSU just barely able to cut it. That's a terrible idea. You don't want your power supply running at max output all the time. That kills them even faster.
Anyway, back to the problem. I ran the computer plugged straight into the wall, still no dice. Random reboots still, with the same anti-surge message coming up in bios upon bootup. It's either the PSU or the motherboard. I think I'm going to RMA the power supply first simply because its the easiest to do, but if that doesn't do it, the motherboard will have to go back next.