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Originally Posted by Rossy View Post

Well I've bought all the parts now (from that last list of yours).
Decided to stick with the i5 in the end although I got it from Amazon as it was actually slightly cheaper than what was stated on that parts list of yours.
All my parts will arrive some time next week.
I must say you guys have been very helpful and approachable, thank you very much!
There is one small thing I thought of whilst on the way home from work on the train. I need a CD drive for this super PC. Or I think I do anyway. I'm pretty sure that case don't come with one and I need one as the missus has her Sims 3 on disc.
Anywho can't wait to build it and go on it, should look and work wonders on my TV with surround sound.
Hopefully I wont have too many problems building it. The hardest part I always thought is deciding and knowing what bits to buy but you guys done the dirty work for me thumb.gif

You'll be fine. And I also suggest that people get an external USB cd-drive these days. They're not much more expensive, can be used with netbooks and laptops and so forth, and frankly CD drives are almost entirely useless these days. lol ... well not quite, but many of us aren't running them anymore - they just take up valuable drive-bay space and sata ports on the motherboard. I use my CD drive once a month at most.

Good luck! And post pics of the build up here smile.gif
post #42 of 44
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Hey guys,

Well I got all my parts and I've now fitter them all in.

Was quite interesting, stressful and fun all at the same time lol.

Anywho, I seem to having issues at the first hurdle.

I plug in hdmi cable to graphics card and other end to telly. I switch my pc on for first time. The power light comes on, the fans start to spin yet nothing appears on screen.

I thought perhaps I may have done somethign wrong with graphics card so I try again by putting hdmi in the Mobo socket. Still no display. No bios screen or nowt.

What's going on? frown.gif Have I broken it already?
post #43 of 44
try a d-sub or dvi cable to a monitor first
i could be a bios configuration or driver issue
not necassarilly hardware
it could also be your ram is not compatible
start with the simple stuff and work it out
before rma or tech support
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 Dual Core MSi G41-P26 AMD Radeon HD5450 Kingston Value Ram DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT Lite-On DVD Combo AirCooled 80mm tower Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL 23inch OLD Seasonic S12 520 Watt Bronze APEX TX-381-C M-ATX 
MouseAudio
OLD Onboard 7.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 Dual Core MSi G41-P26 AMD Radeon HD5450 Kingston Value Ram DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT Lite-On DVD Combo AirCooled 80mm tower Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL 23inch OLD Seasonic S12 520 Watt Bronze APEX TX-381-C M-ATX 
MouseAudio
OLD Onboard 7.1 
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post #44 of 44
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Oh sorry, no one replied originally so I assumed this thread fallen off radar thus I didn't bother posting that I got the issue sorted.

Thanks anyway, but it tuns out it was something as silly and simple as not connecting enough power to Mobo.

I had the 24pin in just it needed another 4 pin as well.

Once I done that, all works fine.

Great PC! Thanks everyone fo ryour help!
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