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March 11, 2014 8:24:15 AM

Hi there, me and a buddy just put together my first custom built gaming PC. We have all the connections in the motherboard (at least were pretty sure they are) and all items in the appropriate spot (again were almost positive). However when I go to turn on the power supply the green light does come on the motherboard, but when I press the power button on my chassis you can hear the power supply start up for like half a second then just stops. What could be the problem? I WANT TO START GAMING! /=

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
Chassis: Cooler Master K280
Power Supply: Cooler Master EX2 525W
CPU: AMD FX-6300
GPU: MSI GTX 750 Ti 2GB
RAM: ADATA 8GB DDR3 1600 (4GB x 2) PC3-12800
HDD: WD 1TB Blue

All help is greatly appreciated! :) 

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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2014 8:31:14 AM

Could be limited to PSU failure, can you swap the unit with a replacement?

My other thought would be that something is up with the motherboard...though I would try the PSU first.
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March 11, 2014 8:36:20 AM

I won't be able to swap it with the a replacement /= But I am going to bring the computer into the store I bought it from (Canadacomputers) and see if they can fix it up for me. Yeah true it could be something with the motherboard, i'll know for sure tomorrow. Titanfall PC is postponed for me :( 
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a b V Motherboard
March 11, 2014 8:42:00 AM

Lucas Singh said:
Titanfall PC is postponed for me :( 


:( 

Hang in there dude...hopefully, they sort it out for you.
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March 11, 2014 8:49:48 AM

However! I think it could be the ATX Power cord, cause when I put it in the motherboard I didn't hear the click but it is in pretty tight. Maybe something isn't touching down all the way. I keep trying to pull it out but it's really tough, I don't wanna break it lol
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March 11, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Lucas Singh said:
However! I think it could be the ATX Power cord, cause when I put it in the motherboard I didn't hear the click but it is in pretty tight. Maybe something isn't touching down all the way. I keep trying to pull it out but it's really tough, I don't wanna break it lol


perhaps...the "click" on the cable head is just the clip seating itself. Irregardless of the noise, see if the clip is snapped in completely. Would be awesome if the fix were that easy :) 
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March 11, 2014 12:12:36 PM

BREAKING NEWS! IMPORTANT UPDATE :p  The Power supply now boots up everything, my CPU fan is running, GPU fans are running, optical drive works, I think I heard the HDD at one point say "Hello i'm working" lol, but now I have another problem.. I can't enter BIOS setup because my USB's aren't working, I have to plug key USB keyboard in to any slot and pres <del> for 30 seconds. I think the keyboard isn't working cause it's a gaming keyboard (logitech) and needs drivers/updates before it can be used /= Would that seem to be the problem perhaps? If I can get a cheap usb keyboard and try that.. I do have one of those six pin keyboards lying around, not sure if that would work though?
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