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Help!Advice needed on building own pc


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Things are starting to  move now :)  motherboard, SSD drive and power supply delivered today :)  Only trouble is that the power supply came packed with a 2 pin plug!! no problem though as I have a habit of saving old cables!!

 

Will keep you updated on progress :)


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Apologies for the delay battison10, I have not been near a computer since Monday due to unplanned business I had to take care of.

 

How is it going.


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Not good :(  i've connected all the cables, installed the ssd, graphics card etc, can see the green led lights lit up on the motherboard but pc won't turn on :(  any ideas?


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Please explain what you mean by it won`t turn on as in what exactly is happening.

 

Is this inside or outside of the case (a pre build barebones set-up).


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Press the power button on the front case and nothing! Just tried my psu from my existing PC and it works so guessing got a fault psu :(
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An example guide here to help you test the new PSU, it is only a basic test but if the PSU does not power up you know that it is DOA.


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DOA :(.
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Arranged return via original retailer and now re-ordered with a different one, cost me a little bit more but a couple of quid is not gonna break the bank!! 


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What a pain in the proverbial  :(

 

In answer to your question asked via PM;

on the mother board it has 2 x 4 pin slots which corresponds with the 2 x 4 pin cpu cables on the psu, my graphics card (now a Gainward gtx760 phantom) also has the same inputs along with the cables from the psu. the question is, do i need to connect all the 4 pin cables to the motherboard and the graphics card or just 1 x 4 pin to each?

 

The two Xs 4 pin from the PSU should both be inserted into the 8 pin ATX socket on the MB, the 2 Xs 4 pin type connections will often clip together to make a single 8 pin connector.

 

The power supply for you video card will also come from the PSU and there should have been two adapter cables shipped with the card, both of these also need connecting.


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Thank you :)


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You are welcome  :)


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Oh we'll at least I will have all weekend to spend on it instead of an hour here and there!
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I will be around so please keep us posted  :thumbsup:


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PSU delivery tomorrow and hopefully OS will arrive too :) Then just to see if it all works!
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Thanks for the update  :thumbsup:


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