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Okay so I went out and bought myself an entire rig.

Cooler Master HAF 912
i5 2400
Radeon 6870
OCZ for PSU 700W

When I turn it on (Haven't hooked it up to the monitor yet) a green light lights up on my motherboard, but none of the fans are working.
NONE.
And I'm 95% I connected everything.
I mean even the CPU and GPU fans aren't working.
I have no idea where to go.
I'm totally new at this, I bought it cause of my friend who told me I should build a computer for years now.

I'm at a lost, I've moved so I have no friends here who can help me with this.
post #2 of 7
Not to question your abilities, but have you wired everything correctly? 24 pin, cpu 8 pin, fan headers, etc? if you are using the stock Intel cpu cooler, note that it does not turn on for at least about 5 seconds after you press the power button. In my experience, at least.
post #3 of 7
You connected the 4/8 pin to the CPU? I made that mistake the first time...

Go through all the wires and say out loud what they should be connected to. Any loose wires, recognise what they are and see if there is a free space for them. Other than that, it could be a dead motherboard, but I doubt that.

Hook it up to the monitor and see what it says, if anything.
 
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post #4 of 7
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Thanks for your help guys, I just undid everything and then realized I pushed in the uh.. little PWR and thingy wrong.

But now the problem is, my monitor isn't working.

It has a VGA and DVI port but my graphics card only has DVI port.

My motherboard has a VGA port.

I always thought I was suppose to connect it to the motherboard, but my friend tells me I have to connect it to my gfx

Do I have to go buy a DVI cable?
post #5 of 7
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Thanks for your help guys, I just undid everything and then realized I pushed in the uh.. little PWR and thingy wrong.
But now the problem is, my monitor isn't working.
It has a VGA and DVI port but my graphics card only has DVI port.
My motherboard has a VGA port.
I always thought I was suppose to connect it to the motherboard, but my friend tells me I have to connect it to my gfx
Do I have to go buy a DVI cable?

If the monitor and GPU both have DVI connectors, then its worth going out and buying a DVI cable. DVI allows for full HD, wheras VGA is, well, not good. You can still use VGA if you wan't (with VGA to DVI adaptor) but i wouldn't reccomend it as the quality isn't good. And yes, plug the cable into the GPU and not the MoBo's built in GPU.
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VGA allows for more than 60Hz, which DVI does not. This is good for CRT's and upping the Hz on your screen. My "60Hz" LCD can actually go to 67Hz on VGA.

As for your monitor, you will either need to buy a DVI cable or get a DVI/VGA adapter.

Also, make sure you set the video out device in your BIOS from IGP to PEG. thumb.gif
 
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MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT 3 Wooden Desk On-board 7.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.9Ghz Trigem Cupertino Geforce 2 MX400 @ 185MHZ 512MB DDR @ 133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40Gb @ 17Mb/s 2x DVD Burner Windows XP Home Edition x86 16" CRT 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 2.5" RAID 0 (1000GB) LG DVD-RW DL Dwood Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ ModXStreamPro 700 Watt Corsiar 400R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT 3 Wooden Desk On-board 7.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.9Ghz Trigem Cupertino Geforce 2 MX400 @ 185MHZ 512MB DDR @ 133MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40Gb @ 17Mb/s 2x DVD Burner Windows XP Home Edition x86 16" CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
OEM 300 Watt OEM OEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
520m 2.4GHz Dell 05JR09 310m (GT218m) 4Gb DDR3 
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500Gb Win7 Prof 64BIT 13.3" 90Watt Power adapter. 4 Cell Battery 
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks guys!
I finally got everything up and running and it's pretty smooth.
I feel that my temps are kinda high, but my friend tells me it's probably because I have stock fans. I guess I should go buy aftermarket fans..

But thank you guys for your help smile.gifthumbsupsmiley.png
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