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Built my new computer 1 week ago and it won't turn on today :(


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First off sorry if this is the wrong section, I am not in the best mood and just made this account to see if you guys can help me. So I am a Starcraft 2 gamer and have always had a [bleep] setup for the last couple years until I finally got the money to upgrade. I was going to buy a new custom prebuilt PC from a site like iBuypower, but eventually I was convinced I should build my own. Anyways I bought these parts from the advice of a very knowledgeable source who assured me I would be able to play and or stream SC2 with this setup no problem. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uAXS << My exact build minus the GPU since I decided to stick with my old Geforce 550ti since I don't play on high graphic settings. So I even got my friend who is experienced in building computers to build mines for me since I didn't want to screw anything up, and he did but from the start I noticed web browsing was a lot slower then I'm used, these lag problems are most likely completely unrelated but just thought I would throw that in there. Also I think I had some type of virus even though the PC was only a week old since my google chrome would randomly mute itself and would take a few tries to unmute, and if I held the mouse on the unmute button (instead of just clicking I would click and hold) I could hear ads playing even though I wasn't watching any ads and they would just go on for as long as I would hold on the unmute button. So on to the real problem now that you know all the B.S I have gone through this week... Lol

So I woke up this morning and could hear my fan was on, so I tried hitting the power button to turn on the computer and nothing happened. The fan in the power supply is still running even though I never turned the computer on, and even if I tried it wouldn't turn on anyways. So I unplugged the pc and ofcourse the fan shut off, but as soon as I plug it back in the fan turns back on. Its really strange and I have tried switching the power supply on and off, replugging it, doing all those wait ten minutes hold on power button for ten seconds blah blah, and nothing has worked. I even removed the battery from the motherboard and still nothing has changed. If the power is in the fan is on. So please help me guys. I am a broke college student that took a long time saving for this build and I only enjoyed it for a week before my party was pooped all over. Also sorry about the length wanted to make sure anyone who decides to help me knows exactly whats going on.
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Sounds like it may be a bad power supply. Do you have access to another you could borrow and try?
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Sounds like it may be a bad power supply. Do you have access to another you could borrow and try?


I might be able to get my hands on a power supply tonight. If it is not the power supply, could it be a defective motherboard? Thanks
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I suppose anything's possible. Hopefully it's something simple though, like a flaky PSU.
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I suppose anything's possible. Hopefully it's something simple though, like a flaky PSU.


Ok so I guess my brandnew 70$ psu was a piece of crap... I replaced it with my old one and the computer works now. Could a defective PSU be the cause of my brand new setup being slower then expected? Web browsing was doable but felt like I was on an old laptop with crappy internet as apposed to a brand new desktop with good internet. When I get home tonight I'll know for sure but just thought I would ask.
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Could a defective PSU be the cause of my brand new setup being slower then expected?


That would be unusual but again, I suppose anything's possible.
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Could a defective PSU be the cause of my brand new setup being slower then expected?


That would be unusual but again, I suppose anything's possible.


Ok so I got a hold of an ATX 600w PSU but I can't find a 6pin connector to go into my graphics card... Is there some other way to connect it?? I'm so lost...

Edited by IMZen, 13 September 2013 - 04:07 PM.

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Gday.
While SpywareDr Is offfline, I will butt in.


What PSU brand/model PSU are you trying to use?
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StarTech Model SATPCIEXADAP 6" 6in SATA Power to 6 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power Cable Adapter - $8.99
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