New build won't post...HELP!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:44 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:25 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:14 PM
The 9600gt and Earthwatt PSU are going back to Bestbuy for a FULL refund.
I am looking for a new case and psu, trying to stay around $100, any suggestions.
Posted 08 March 2008 - 03:04 PM
I would be tempted to RMA the motherboard while you're at it. Your description seems to be saying it has faulty SATA ports (possibly amongst other problems).
This is a tough one, no doubt about it.
PSU <---- Either of these should be a good choice - the OCZ comes with free shipping
Hopefully these will get you out of trouble!
Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:09 PM
I like the case you have there, pretty nice. I have the Earthwatt 500 from bestbuy that I could keep, I did read good things about it. I also looked into the Sonata III case but I have read a lot of bad reviews about the front panel being susceptable to a lot of static discharge. I did notice this on the Ultra Grid case that Im sending back to Newegg. Not sure what I am doing for a case and psu as of yet. Might just keep the Earthwatt and get a case, maybe the one you mentioned.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:47 PM
I am going to keep the Earthwatt for now, still waiting for my Sata drives to arrive from Newegg.
Hopefully when I hook it all up I shouldn't have any problems, we shall see.
I will keep everyone posted.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:19 PM
I received my new HD and Optical drive from Newegg. I installed them and at boot noticed that my DVD rom light was on!!! Wooot, lol. I went into the bios and could see my Sata drives, installed windows xp pro and low and behold...I am typing on it as we speak.
To sum it up, computer wouldn't post, I would hear a long beep and two short that was indicating that my vid card was bad. Tried a new card nothing, also my Sata drives would not spin up or open. Decided it was a bad PSU, bought a new one from Bestbuy, now computer would post but Sata drives were still dead. RMA'd the drives back to Newegg...and the rest is history.
I guess the first Ultra 700w PSU that came with my Ultra Grid case was faulty and fried my Sata drives. (This was probably why there seemed to be so much static discharge on the front panel of my case)
Everything is running great, I appreciate everyones help..
Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:29 PM
Thanks for the update. That certainly was a little tricky, but I'm glad you got it sorted. Thanks for letting us know what fixed it for you - and of course, ENJOY!
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