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Help building a computer, test build outside case wont work! ADD SKYPE "Arvinguven"

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June 13, 2013 4:04:40 AM

Hey I need help with my "computer" that I am building. I built it outside of the case so I can check if everything is "fine". This is my build for the outside of case:

Processor "cpu": Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Ram: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Graphic card "gpu": EVGA GF GTX 680 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, Premium Gol

Power supply "PSU": Corsair TX650V2 Enthusiast Series 650W TX ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze PSU
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Now I made a test build outside of the case Processor seems to be working "atleast the fan is", Ram I dont know which slots but I've tried 1-3 or 2-4 either way. The graphic card is set in the pci-e slot and the fan on it is working.

Now my problem is that where can I put the input cable to the "graphic card or the motherboard" to check on a monitor where I can put it. The grapic card only have 2 white slots something like dvi-d dvi-i "spelling" and they didint work. there's a computer cable slot on the motherboard "the blue one". Which one should I take for a new computer that has never been built before. Just to test if everything is working correctly.

My psu cables: when I put the PSU cables on the motherboard 1 for the motherboard with about 24 holes, 1 that is close to the CPU with 6 I think and 1 on the Graphics card PCI-E cable but there were 2 six hole slots on the graphic card, one on top and one just a level below it.

When I turn on the computer by pressin the button "I know it it is the right button" the PSU blows some air and then the processor fan works for like 2-3 secounds and then stops and then the psu blows air again after it stopped for like 3-4 secounds and the same thing happens again. There's some LED lights on the motherboard where it says "55".

Now my QUESTIONS: Which slot should I put my monitor cable in? Is the computer supposed to work like that? Are the PSU cables correcty put? If you please can help me over skype that would be PERFECT. I REALLY DONT HAVE MUCH TIME IM FLYING OF TO TURKEY 16th and I'M REALLY REALLY REALLY STRESSED. So please if you can add me on skype please add "Arvinguven" that would be extremely helpful.
June 13, 2013 4:38:45 AM

The two 6-pin connectors on the graphics card are needed to power it up properly. You need to find the corresponding connectors from the PSU and hook them up.
Initially the default video output is the integrated video card (with the "blue one" connector). That is a VGA connector and should enable you to navigate through BIOS and see if system boots up. In BIOS you can then switch the graphics to the card you inserted, save and power off. Remove the VGA cable and insert the DVI cable from monitor to the graphics card. Reboot. You should now have picture coming up from the graphics card, provided you made all the connections properly.
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June 13, 2013 5:00:42 AM

house70 said:
The two 6-pin connectors on the graphics card are needed to power it up properly. You need to find the corresponding connectors from the PSU and hook them up.
Initially the default video output is the integrated video card (with the "blue one" connector). That is a VGA connector and should enable you to navigate through BIOS and see if system boots up. In BIOS you can then switch the graphics to the card you inserted, save and power off. Remove the VGA cable and insert the DVI cable from monitor to the graphics card. Reboot. You should now have picture coming up from the graphics card, provided you made all the connections properly.


Thanks for the good answer, I will try this now. Before I give you the solution the VGA isint on the graphics card it is on the motherboard. Would it work then too?
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June 13, 2013 5:03:14 AM

Initially plug the monitor into the VGA connector (using the appropriate cable) on the motherboard. Use it to check if the system boots up and to make the mentioned changes into BIOS. After that, you power down, remove that VGA cable, connect the monitor to the EVGA graphics card using a DVI cable this time, reboot.
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June 13, 2013 5:12:33 AM

Sorry that didint fix my problem house70, the main problem is that when I boot it, it boots strangely and it wont work. First the PSU blows some air for 1-2 secounds and the processor fan works for 4 secounds then the same thing happens over and over again. PSU blows air, fan moves, fan stops moving and PSU blows air again.
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June 13, 2013 5:25:00 AM

Remove all the add-on cards (including the graphics card) from the mobo, all the memory sticks but one, all the HDDs. Just connect the monitor to the mobo VGA, keyboard and mouse, reset the CMOS by removing the battery from the mobo for a few minutes (or by using a jumper, according to the mobo's manufacturer instructions), then reboot. If no dice, make sure the PSU is connected properly (using all the power connectors on the mobo), the voltage selector is correct on it, and try a different memory stick and/or a different memory slot.
Once you get that basic system going (access to BIOS), power it down and start adding components one by one, repeating the boot up after each of them.
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June 13, 2013 5:44:41 AM

house70 said:
Remove all the add-on cards (including the graphics card) from the mobo, all the memory sticks but one, all the HDDs. Just connect the monitor to the mobo VGA, keyboard and mouse, reset the CMOS by removing the battery from the mobo for a few minutes (or by using a jumper, according to the mobo's manufacturer instructions), then reboot. If no dice, make sure the PSU is connected properly (using all the power connectors on the mobo), the voltage selector is correct on it, and try a different memory stick and/or a different memory slot.
Once you get that basic system going (access to BIOS), power it down and start adding components one by one, repeating the boot up after each of them.


Which components to remove then? Ram and graphic only? i really dont want to remove the processor...
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June 13, 2013 5:47:53 AM

Keep the CPU in, of course. RAM (except one), graphics card, HDD, any other expansion cards, like networking, sound, can be removed.
The idea is to strip down the system to a bare minimum required for it to boot up. Since it has integrated graphics, the add-on graphics can be removed; also, it can still boot up with only one RAM stick, remove the rest; no need to boot into OS (just the BIOS), hence remove the HDD.
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June 13, 2013 6:02:25 AM

house70 said:
Remove all the add-on cards (including the graphics card) from the mobo, all the memory sticks but one, all the HDDs. Just connect the monitor to the mobo VGA, keyboard and mouse, reset the CMOS by removing the battery from the mobo for a few minutes (or by using a jumper, according to the mobo's manufacturer instructions), then reboot. If no dice, make sure the PSU is connected properly (using all the power connectors on the mobo), the voltage selector is correct on it, and try a different memory stick and/or a different memory slot.
Once you get that basic system going (access to BIOS), power it down and start adding components one by one, repeating the boot up after each of them.


Everything worked untill I put in the graphic card, then when I started with graphic card the screen wont show up.
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June 13, 2013 6:08:24 AM

Make sure the graphic card is powered using all the connectors on it and properly seated in it's slot; select it as the default video output in BIOS, then reboot (with the monitor hooked up to it). If still doesn't work, you may need to replace it; but at least you can use the system with the integrated video until you get a new card. You can try with another card to make sure that was the problem, if you could borrow one that would be great.
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June 13, 2013 6:22:50 AM

house70 said:
Keep the CPU in, of course. RAM (except one), graphics card, HDD, any other expansion cards, like networking, sound, can be removed.
The idea is to strip down the system to a bare minimum required for it to boot up. Since it has integrated graphics, the add-on graphics can be removed; also, it can still boot up with only one RAM stick, remove the rest; no need to boot into OS (just the BIOS), hence remove the HDD.


I put in 1 ram it worked then reboot 2 ram still works, then graphic card then it wont show screen... The graphic card have 2 PSU slots. I put 2 PCI-E there and it still wont work.
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June 13, 2013 6:34:36 AM

Can you get video from mainboard VGA even with the graphics card inserted (but no connected to the monitor)?
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June 13, 2013 6:46:46 AM

house70 said:
Make sure the graphic card is powered using all the connectors on it and properly seated in it's slot; select it as the default video output in BIOS, then reboot (with the monitor hooked up to it). If still doesn't work, you may need to replace it; but at least you can use the system with the integrated video until you get a new card. You can try with another card to make sure that was the problem, if you could borrow one that would be great.


I've done everything correctly but the graphic card wont work as you said, I just ordered it from amazon and I havent done anything to it at ALL. Should I call them to replace it when I come back from turkey? Or could there be any other explainations behind this?
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June 13, 2013 6:48:02 AM

house70 said:
Can you get video from mainboard VGA even with the graphics card inserted (but no connected to the monitor)?


I did not understand what you meant with mainboard
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June 13, 2013 8:22:43 AM

Motherboard. Same thing. The blue VGA connector on it's back.
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June 13, 2013 8:25:10 AM

house70 said:
Motherboard. Same thing. The blue VGA connector on it's back.


Found the solution, the VGA cable nor DVI cables didint work, I used a dvi-monitor hdmi-graphic card and it worked. I'll still give you the answer for trying. Thanks.
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June 13, 2013 8:33:22 AM

OK, good for you. Enjoy your system. The VGA cable should have worked, at least. You may need to get some new cables for that monitor, both VGA and DVI to avoid issues in the future. Glad it was not the card.
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