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October 4, 2013 10:07:55 PM

Hey guys this is my firs time building a pc. But I have some problems booting it up.
I just used the mobo,psu,ram, cooler,gpu,cpu. Haven't tried putting them in the case yet to see if I could boot it up with just that. I made sure that evrything was good: rams in the proper slot,24pin and 8pin fitted nicely, my 2x 6+2pins were plugged in the gpu correctly, my fan was connected to the cpu_fan. After hitting the switch of my cpu, nothing happened. Cooler fan doesnt spin, psu fan wont spin, no boot up, all of them were just silent, the only thing that was turned on was the green light from the mobo. Not reallly sure what that means. And I think what I am doing is called bredboarding I assume.

thank you in advance :) 


Here are my specs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cobra 9897005984104 Wired Optical Mouse ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Razer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset Headset ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1188.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-05 01:03 EDT-0400)

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October 4, 2013 10:11:40 PM

zekfmwjia said:
Hey guys this is my firs time building a pc. But I have some problems booting it up.
I just used the mobo,psu,ram, cooler,gpu,cpu. Haven't tried putting them in the case yet to see if I could boot it up with just that. I made sure that evrything was good: rams in the proper slot,24pin and 8pin fitted nicely, my 2x 6+2pins were plugged in the gpu correctly, my fan was connected to the cpu_fan. After hitting the switch of my cpu, nothing happened. Cooler fan doesnt spin, psu fan wont spin, no boot up, all of them were just silent, the only thing that was turned on was the green light from the mobo. Not reallly sure what that means. And I think what I am doing is called bredboarding I assume.

thank you in advance :) 


Here are my specs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cobra 9897005984104 Wired Optical Mouse ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Razer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset Headset ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1188.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-05 01:03 EDT-0400)


Did you read the instructions in the manual on how to properly connect the front panel plugs? (Power switch, power led, reset switch, HD activity led) Polarity does not matter with the power and reset switches. If power or drive activity LED's do not come on, reverse the connections. For troubleshooting purposes, disconnect the reset switch. If it's shorted, the machine either will not POST at all, or it will endlessly reboot.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...

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October 4, 2013 10:20:46 PM

Thanks for answering
May i just ask? Do i need the front panel plugs if my mobo is still outside the case? Im trying to see if it will work without the stuffs from the case.. I think I saw a tutorial like that in youtube. Just the mobo,fan,ram,cpu,gpu,psu and it booted up. I am actually doubting my psu, maybe its the reason why?
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October 4, 2013 10:24:41 PM

zekfmwjia said:
Thanks for answering
May i just ask? Do i need the front panel plugs if my mobo is still outside the case? Im trying to see if it will work without the stuffs from the cpu.. I think I saw a tutorial like that in youtube. Just the mobo,fan,ram,cpu,gpu,psu and it booted up. I am actually doubting my psu, maybe its the reason why?


No, you do not. Did you try following the guide? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... Look at each step and verify with your components.
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October 4, 2013 10:39:54 PM

What does it mean if I tried the paper clip method on my psu and the fans didnt spin?
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October 4, 2013 11:04:02 PM

if the power supply was not conencted to anything and you did that then you have a dead power supply if it was jumpered right. if the power supply was connected to the motherboard...then the mb is seeing a dead short and wont turn on.
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October 4, 2013 11:34:23 PM

Oh snap. I might have a DOA psu.. Might have to rma it.
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October 4, 2013 11:35:17 PM

Thank You for answering though.. Im just gonna ask again if something happens again :) 
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