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Hello. Just ordered a budget system and put it together tonight. I'm not at all new to building computers, I've built many.

I have just finished putting it together and I cannot anything to come up on the monitor. I've tried switching out the RAM sticks and trying each ram stick by itself. I've completely dissembled the computer and reassembled it. I've tried booting without the video card. I've tried switching power cables and reconnected everything multiple times. I know for sure the monitor & cable works; I just tested it with another computer.

When I power it on, all the fans start up, the hard drive spins, the cd drive does it's thing, but I'm just not getting any video signal. I can't think of anything else to try, I'm completely stumped. I feel like there is something wrong with the motherboard, but I'm not sure how to pinpoint the problem. If someone could shed some light, I'd really appreciate it.

These are the main components of the system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231180 - RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138290 - MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103920 - CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161315 - Video
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post #2 of 11
All plugs checked?

24 plug?
4+4 cpu plug?
HDD connected to the right sata port?then connected to the psu?
tried Igfx?
With the video card plugged in are the pci-e plugged in?

All standoff are on correctly?
Edited by lilraver018 - 1/26/11 at 10:59pm
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post #3 of 11
Have you tried on-board video?
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post
All plugs checked?

24 plug?
4+4 cpu plug?
HDD connected to right sata connected and connected so the psu?
tried Igfx?
With the video card plugged in are the pci-e plugged in?

All standoff are on correctly?
24 plug - yes
4 cpu plug - yes
hdd connected - yes
Igfx - what do you mean?

yes and yes
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Have you tried on-board video?
Yep, same thing.
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post #6 of 11
The board is a 760G chipset, it runs off onboard video. You may need to boot with your VGA/DVI connector connected to that first, set the primary graphics card to the PCI-E GPU, then reconnect your VGA/DVI cable to that GPU before being able to use it. That was required on a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H board for me.
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The board is a 760G chipset, it runs off onboard video. You may need to boot with your VGA/DVI connector connected to that first, set the primary graphics card to the PCI-E GPU, then reconnect your VGA/DVI cable to that GPU before being able to use it. That was required on a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H board for me.
I've tried taking out the graphics card and booting with the onboard video already, didn't fix anything. The monitor just says 'No Cable'
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post #8 of 11
Boot with no ram in and see if you get the proper beeps. Make sure you have a motherboard speaker plugged in.

I am betting on bad board but you have to go through the proper troubleshooting first. If you have any spare parts you can also try swapping things.
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Boot with no ram in and see if you get the proper beeps. Make sure you have a motherboard speaker plugged in.

I am betting on bad board but you have to go through the proper troubleshooting first. If you have any spare parts you can also try swapping things.
I tried booting with no ram, and I also tried booting without the 4pin cpu power and didn't get any beeps.
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You have an external speaker connected to the correct pins?
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