Please help! New build isn't working properly.

I just finished putting my new computer together, or so I thought. I fixed an earlier issue I had where it wouldn't turn on at all; now it turns on, but there's nothing on my monitor. I have a 660 installed, and I also tried the integrated graphics, but neither work. Do I need to insert a Windows disc , or does it usually show the bios without installing an OS?
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  1. intergrated graphics doesn't work if the gpu is plugged in. I'm assuming you pulled the gpu out prior to testing the integrated graphics. If you have, read on... if you haven't, try that, if the problem is fixed your issue is something with the gpu.


    ->only 4 things can cause that problem;
    1) PSU
    2) CPU
    3) RAM
    4) MB

    You can only really test two of those. The PSU. Try a different psu. See if that fixes it. then pull out the ram, try one chip in each slot, if one chip doesn't work, try the others...

    if that doesn't do it, you're gonna have to Return the MB/CPU... unless you have a compatable cpu for your mb laying around there is no way to tell what's happening.

    My main question though, is your system giving any error codes or beeps?... if it isn't i'd be more leaning toward the psu or mb over the cpu or ram.

    oh... one more suggestion... reset your CMOS. try that.

    and what is your system?
  2. ingtar33 said:
    intergrated graphics doesn't work if the gpu is plugged in. I'm assuming you pulled the gpu out prior to testing the integrated graphics. If you have, read on... if you haven't, try that, if the problem is fixed your issue is something with the gpu.


    ->only 4 things can cause that problem;
    1) PSU
    2) CPU
    3) RAM
    4) MB

    You can only really test two of those. The PSU. Try a different psu. See if that fixes it. then pull out the ram, try one chip in each slot, if one chip doesn't work, try the others...

    if that doesn't do it, you're gonna have to Return the MB/CPU... unless you have a compatable cpu for your mb laying around there is no way to tell what's happening.

    My main question though, is your system giving any error codes or beeps?... if it isn't i'd be more leaning toward the psu or mb over the cpu or ram.

    oh... one more suggestion... reset your CMOS. try that.

    and what is your system?


    I never really tested the integrated graphics without the card, so I guess I'll have to remove the card. It makes no beeps or strange noises when it turns on. The specs are Phenom ii X4, EVGA GTX660, Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (dual sticks), Corsair 430 watt PSU, and this motherboard:
    http://www.amazon.com/FX-Socket-GeForce-Motherboard-N68C-GS/dp/B0083B6HEQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1366432887&sr=8-7&keywords=motherboard
  3. I was able to remove the card and test the integrated graphics, but nothing still.
  4. try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.
  5. ingtar33 said:
    try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.

    Tried the RAM. I'm starting to worry that it's problem with the motherboard.
  6. Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.

    Tried the RAM. I'm starting to worry that it's problem with the motherboard.


    a problem with the psu is a little more likely... and easier to test. i assume you have another pc laying around. use it's psu to make sure that's not the issue.
  7. Dumb solution...Are all the connectors to the monitor in place and the monitor on? If you got past POST then it might just be a monitor issue
  8. ingtar33 said:
    Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.

    Tried the RAM. I'm starting to worry that it's problem with the motherboard.


    a problem with the psu is a little more likely... and easier to test. i assume you have another pc laying around. use it's psu to make sure that's not the issue.


    Not one with enough power to handle all my hardware. The only other one I have is a strangely shaped one from a compact form factor Acer I have from a few years ago, and that's probably 150 watt max. I mean, the motherboard did slide around a bit on the gold pins while I was trying to center it and get it to fit into the IO shield (I ended up tossing the shield away, because it was just causing more problems
    ). Could the bottom of the board be scratched?
  9. cyder said:
    Dumb solution...Are all the connectors to the monitor in place and the monitor on? If you got past POST then it might just be a monitor issue

    I don't think it's a monitor issue, because it was working with my old computer just hours before I began building my new one. I've tried both the port on my GFX card, and the standard VGA port on the motherboard, but neither worked.
  10. Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.

    Tried the RAM. I'm starting to worry that it's problem with the motherboard.


    a problem with the psu is a little more likely... and easier to test. i assume you have another pc laying around. use it's psu to make sure that's not the issue.


    Not one with enough power to handle all my hardware. The only other one I have is a strangely shaped one from a compact form factor Acer I have from a few years ago, and that's probably 150 watt max. I mean, the motherboard did slide around a bit on the gold pins while I was trying to center it and get it to fit into the IO shield (I ended up tossing the shield away, because it was just causing more problems
    ). Could the bottom of the board be scratched?


    Then POST should have indicated something was wrong with the Motherboard. Does the system POST?
  11. with the gpu pulled, your 150w psu should be enough to get you to post.
  12. cyder said:
    Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    Plasmio said:
    ingtar33 said:
    try the ram first if you don't have a psu handy.

    Tried the RAM. I'm starting to worry that it's problem with the motherboard.


    a problem with the psu is a little more likely... and easier to test. i assume you have another pc laying around. use it's psu to make sure that's not the issue.


    Not one with enough power to handle all my hardware. The only other one I have is a strangely shaped one from a compact form factor Acer I have from a few years ago, and that's probably 150 watt max. I mean, the motherboard did slide around a bit on the gold pins while I was trying to center it and get it to fit into the IO shield (I ended up tossing the shield away, because it was just causing more problems
    ). Could the bottom of the board be scratched?


    Then POST should have indicated something was wrong with the Motherboard. Does the system POST?

    No POST. It powers on, but there is literally nothing on the monitor after.
  13. I'll try the PSU later. I don't believe that I was resetting the CMOS properly last time, so I'm gonna try again. I watched a video of someone set up a computer and only have it POST after shorting it.
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