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Sitting here staring at my first pc build? I'm afraid to plug in the power cord. Can I please get a quick check!

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February 11, 2014 6:30:39 PM

Thank you in advance. Any and all help is accepted and appreciated. I apologize but this my first pc build and I don't want to blow up this beautiful little machine. I might have an extra Assassins Creed 4 code for a really helpful answer. (When I bought the build I received the holiday bundle, which I redeemed, and an AC4 code which I haven't scratched off yet).

Am I forgetting anything here?

My GPU is connected to my psu with the 6 & 6 + 2 cords. My gpu is also clipped into my MB.

My HDD and SDD are connected on a multi sata connector that goes into my PSU with a 6 hole plug. They are both connected to the motherboard with sata.

Memory stick clipped in slot.

My CPU is clipped in with a h80i cooler connected. The cooler is connected to two fans and the mother board. It is also plugged into a multi sata cord that plugs into my PSU with the 6 hole plug (my optical drive is also connected to that sata cord).

The mini LED, restart and power wires are plugged in to the mother board. I assume red is positive and black is negative.

Motherboard is connected to the large plug with goes to the PSU. There is also a 6 hole plug I connected in the upper left hand corner.

What I'm worried about:
The only cords that are inside the case that I haven't plugged in include:
Two small black rectangular plugs with 2 pins in side (the plugs are maybe roughly 1/4 inch long).
One flat black rectangular plug with four large pins (the plug is roughly 1 inch long)
The above cords seem to be coming down from the top front of the case.

Cords not plugged in that didn't come in the actual case:
Two adaptor plugs with an 8 hole plug (psu) on one side and a flat rectangular white plug with 3 pins on the otherside (the plug is roughly 1 inch long)
1 multi adaptor with a 6 hole plug (psu) and 4 black rectangular plugs which have 4 holes for large pins.

Are those unused cords important?

Mega kudos to anyone who made it this far. I really appreciate the help.
February 11, 2014 6:43:39 PM

shouldn't be asking these kind of questions on the forums as some troll might come along and tell you to pour water on it. Your PC won't "blow up" unless your PSU is some crappy brand. Just turn it on and see how it goes. You should concentrate on looking to see if your CPU, HDD or SDD and motherboard is up and running
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February 11, 2014 6:45:46 PM

The motherboard has a 24-pins power connector that needs to be plugged in until the latches engage. You seem to have done this. In addition to this there will be an 8-pins (not 6) connector that plugs into an appropriate connector on the motherboard at the top near the CPU socket. This supplies power to the CPU. Please check this.

Please list the motherboard make and model. The User's Manual and the Visual Guide will explain in detail where the tiny connectors from the case get plugged in. There are connectors for USB2, USB3, firewire, audio (case front panel), possibly eSATA too.
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February 11, 2014 6:48:00 PM

Turn it on and see if it works. Worse comes to worse, you will have to turn off your PC and fix whatever you did wrong.
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February 11, 2014 6:50:49 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $179.99)
CPU Cooler:Corsair H80i 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $125.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $99.99)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $66.99)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $79.99)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $79.99)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $336.05)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $89.99)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $54.99)
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February 11, 2014 6:51:46 PM

tcb1005 said:
Turn it on and see if it works. Worse comes to worse, you will have to turn off your PC and fix whatever you did wrong.


So there is really nothing I could plug in incorrectly that would fry everything?
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February 11, 2014 6:52:05 PM

Wait a moment. How many watts is that PSU?
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February 11, 2014 6:52:37 PM

Oh 600
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February 11, 2014 6:53:15 PM

even if you did plug incorrectly it won't fry or burn anything, turn it on!
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February 11, 2014 6:54:07 PM

Try it and see if you are greeted by your motherboard's BIOS.
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February 11, 2014 7:02:22 PM

I'm like an expecting father. I guess I'll just plug it in already.
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February 11, 2014 7:05:56 PM

Tell us the results!
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February 11, 2014 7:07:00 PM

you have a Corsair CX 600W in worst case scenerio your pc will shut down if your going voer the watt limit
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February 11, 2014 7:09:33 PM

I think the PSU is sufficient. HP shoves 770s onto a 600 watt PSU that isn't certified bronze!
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February 11, 2014 7:43:26 PM

The cooler turns on. Lights up and fan turns on....But when I plugged it into the monitor it is saying 'not signal'. The power button works, the cooler works, the dvd drive turns on.
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February 11, 2014 7:44:50 PM

Is your monitor plugged into the motherboard itself? If it is plugged into the gpu plug it into the motherboard.
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February 11, 2014 7:47:14 PM

Hold the phone. I hit the reset button..... Now it says, "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"....Does that mean put the OS in the optical drive?

I have the larger pin connector plugged into the GPU.
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February 11, 2014 7:48:28 PM

Yes
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February 11, 2014 7:49:49 PM

It's alive!
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February 11, 2014 7:51:28 PM

See? It's really hard to break a PC. Enjoy your new PC!
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February 11, 2014 8:01:35 PM

Believe it or not, computers are actually quite hard to "blow up." All your motherboard connectors are 'keyed,' they only fit certain places, so you can't put a power plug into something backwards or upside down. Pretty much as long as everything fit nice and easy, and your pump is tight (not over tight!) to the cpu (please tell me you actually did take that plastic film off the copper baseplate) and your memory cards had a nice, firm snap-in... you sound good to go.

Oh, and congrats and Welcome to THE club!
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