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First build help please! (Resolved)


Best Answer phillpower2 , 12 February 2016 - 11:51 AM

Cooler Master TC-102 w/ 500 watt power supply.  Not intended as a lecture only an explanation, Cooler Master do not make the best of PSUs and when purchasing a case you should opt for one... Go to the full post »


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Hi my name is Robert, I just got started on my first PC build and need some help. To start here are specs.

Motherboard: MSI A68HM-E33 V2
Processor: AMD X4 860K
Graphics: Gigabyte GV-R938G1 4GB
Ram: 8 GB (2x4GB) Crucial Ballistix
Tower: Cooler Master TC-102 w/ 500 watt power supply.
No disc drive at this moment.

Onto my heartbreak, the system starts up but I don't receive a video signal or my BIOS isn't booting. Now I have tried it with and without the Graphics card and alternating out the RAM. My only conclusion is the power supply possibly? But that is why I came here hopefully this is the right place. Please help, and I will try to offer any missed information if possible.
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:welcome:   Streck90,

 

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the new build  :(

 

Your MB has video ports but unfortunately your CPU does not have integrated graphics capability, specs here

 

While we are troubleshooting can I ask that you first check that the 24 pin ATX connector, the 12V 4 pin ATX connection for the CPU, the CPU cooling fan and the add on video cards 8 pin connections are all securely in place.

 

Are you using a USB or a PS/2 wired type keyboard, if the USB type, please try a PS/2 wired type and continually tap the F11 key when you try and start up the computer to see if that gets you a display.

 

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:welcome:   Streck90,
 
Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the new build  :(
 
Your MB has video ports but unfortunately your CPU does not have integrated graphics capability, specs here
 
While we are troubleshooting can I ask that you first check that the 24 pin ATX connector, the 12V 4 pin ATX connection for the CPU, the CPU cooling fan and the add on video cards 8 pin connections are all securely in place.
 
Are you using a USB or a PS/2 wired type keyboard, if the USB type, please try a PS/2 wired type and continually tap the F11 key when you try and start up the computer to see if that gets you a display.
 
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I did not see a 8 pin connector for my video card, I do have an extra 4 pin that is coming from the power supply. Would I be able to use an adapter to plug into the video card?
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Cooler Master TC-102 w/ 500 watt power supply.

 

 

Not intended as a lecture only an explanation, Cooler Master do not make the best of PSUs and when purchasing a case you should opt for one that does not ship with a PSU, this because you are not getting it for free + you will need to purchase a decent quality brand PSU in any event, a 500W bronze rated quality brand costs $45 onwards so you will not be able to purchase a case and good quality PSU for the same or even $60 more.

 

Please read the reviews here for proof that the PSU is no good

 

The very reason why I asked you to confirm that those particular connections were in place and securely was because I suspected that the PSU would not have all of the required connectors and being honest I would not use the present PSU anywhere near computer hardware or an adapter with anything power related.

 

You need to purchase a good quality PSU before you do anything else I`m afraid.


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:welcome:   Streck90,
 
Sorry to hear that you are having problems with the new build  :(
 
Your MB has video ports but unfortunately your CPU does not have integrated graphics capability, specs here
 
While we are troubleshooting can I ask that you first check that the 24 pin ATX connector, the 12V 4 pin ATX connection for the CPU, the CPU cooling fan and the add on video cards 8 pin connections are all securely in place.
 
Are you using a USB or a PS/2 wired type keyboard, if the USB type, please try a PS/2 wired type and continually tap the F11 key when you try and start up the computer to see if that gets you a display.
 
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I did not see a 8 pin connector for my video card, I do have an extra 4 pin that is coming from the power supply. Would I be able to use an adapter to plug into the video card?

I figured as much, basically I wanted to try and cut off price at 500 and for the most part I did my goal. I came to terms with a new PSU last night. I just wanted to hear it from somebody who knows more than me so I knew it was the right call. Thanks for the help!
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You are most welcome  :)

 

Example PSU here


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How are things going Streck90, has a new/appropriate PSU been fitted and resolved the issue.


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