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What's up everybody,

So I decided to build an ATX PC with a Bitfenix Prodigy M case, Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 mobo, 8GB GSkill RAM, AMD FX 63000 CPU, RaidMax 730watt Psu, Radeon 5850 GPU, a 1TB HDD and a 2TB HDD. Everything is recycled from my old full case build except the case and mobo.

The first issue is that the mobo won't display anything onscreen when the GPU is connected. If I unplug it and use the hdmi port through the mobo everything displays onscreen when booted up. Not sure what the issue is here, but the GPU worked fine in my old build and the fan spins when connected to this mobo. Power consumption from this mobo shouldn't be an issue as my old mobo was an Asus Rog gaming mobo (nearly a $300 board at the time). That mobo was huge! This one is quite a but smaller. The mobo automatically has the display setting set to auto display through whatever display port is being used so that's not the issue. At this point I'm guessing its a driver issue. I have the old driver cd, but cannot install it due to the next issue I'm having. But, before I get to that, could this be due to something else? My old Asus mobo immediately used the GPU as it's display port.

Secondly, as the mobo is new it doesn't recognize any of my PC components since they lack the proper drivers. This is keeping it from booting up Windows 7 from my 1TB HDD and it simply tries to do a full install through the Windows 7 boot disc (system recovery doesn't work). Obviously, this isn't what I'm wanting. I want to be able to access all of my files and not have to reformat my drives. What are my options here? Some people have spoken of success using a Hirens boot disc, but others don't have the same luck. I realize my options are probably limited here and that saving all of my data onto an alternate drive or making a backup .iso of the drives will probably be recommended. However, this isn't an option for me as my old mobo is now dead.

Would I be able to buy a SSD and do a fresh install of Windows on it, and then be able to access my old drives through 'My Computer?' I'm guessing this would work I'd just like to make sure before I spend any money.

Are there any other options?

Thanks for the assistance.
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Make sure the 6 pin power connections are connected to the GPU. Many discrete GPUs won't do anything without this.

Making major changes to hardware and expecting the previously installed OS to work (that was configured for different hardware) is a bit optimistic. Your options are to configure your hardware BACK to the way it was and backup your data so that you can wipe and re-install the OS on the new hardware, OR, (and I like this better), use this as an excuse to buy an SSD to install a fresh system to, then you can mount the previous system drive and access your files (and delete the system off of it).
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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The six pin connections are plugged into the GPU and it is firmly mounted into the PCIE slot on the mobo.

Ya I've decided I'm going to buy a SSD and reinstall windows. Thanks for your assistance. As far as the GPU goes I guess I'll try and install it again once windows is reinstalled and make sure the proper drivers are loaded. Otherwise, if that doesn't work, I suppose I'll be buying a new GPU. =/
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