EDIT: Quick update! I did a little venting on Newegg and, lo and behold! I was contacted by Asus regarding my issue. Don;t know if anything will come of it but I'm really hopeful
Hey all, Something bad happened tonight and I thought I would share with our P6T7 owners... I've had a few random restarts as of late whike running apps like 3D Mark 11, Unigine Heaven 2.5, and the such. Start by reinstalling my drivers. No. back off the OC's to stock on the CPU and the GPUs. No that didn't work either. Tonight I decide to tear the whole thing down and check for shorts, pulled pins, and the such. Pull the 24 pin Mobo connector and for some reason decide to smell it (No, I don't know why). Ah, burnt plastic! Look closely and see this;
Apperently this has something to do with power hungry GPUs. Call Asus (NEVER AGAIN!) and am told "That's classified as physical damage so it's not covered". d**n, that sucks especially seeing as the new rev of this board has a supplemental molex plug to address this issue. Anyways, clean everything with CRC QD Electronic Cleaner and plug it back-up with one GTX 480. Typing on it now and it's running stable. I've contacted Corsair about a new 24 pin cable and I'm planning to order a eVGA Powerboost before I go back to 3-way SLi. Just wanted to share so others can avoid this "little" issue.
Aqua, if these images are too big please delete them. I'm addressing a limited fan base as it were anyways
Thanks for that Nikon, I will be checking mine later, I am concerned especially as I have been running my CPU @ 4.2 GHz with 3 GTX 480's. I have had the occasional random restart after pressing the power button and the motherboard trying to find the HDD's and coming up with nothing. Happens on 1 in every 10 startups. Started after about 6 months of use.
Aqua, I certainly hope you aren't having my issue. As I've researched it appears that 3-way SLi is a bit much for the mobo to handle (this is not exclusive to Asus) and most manufacturers have added a sperate Molex connector to feed the PCI-e slots and eVGA offered this little gadget to fix the pre-molex boards
For $9.99 I think it's a good investment to prevent future mishaps.