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Hi, i'm new here and I don't have too much experience building computers, but I know enough. Recently, I started to build my own computer. I have almost completed it, but it shuts down after only several seconds of operation. If anybody knows why let me know. I think it might be the power supply but that is only a guess.

My computer intel e8500 xfx 780i motherboard a nvidia geforce 5500 (temporary) 4 GB corsair pc8500 ram, a sony disk drive, and a bfg 680 watt psu. Currently I don't have a HDD installed. Do you need that to boot to the bios?


Edited by darkfury22, 19 September 2008 - 09:49 PM.

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Hi there and welcome,

No you don't need a hard drive to boot to the BIOS. Can you work through this list and report back and helpful information you find.

Hopefully you can pinpoint the problem.


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