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April 6, 2014 9:29:13 AM

This is my first computer build. I've assembled everything according to manufactures instruction and according to guides and troubleshooting guides I've found on here. I've tried all the guides already posted... Again this is my first build but i think its something to do with my gpu the rest of the system (fans,lights) turn on but the fans on the Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2048MB GDDRS dont and I get no picture. its a Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 mother board and a corsair CX430 power supply. Please help this is really annoying...

Like I said I've tried the usual problems...cpu power...RAM slot stuff like that... Im hopeing its something simple i've overlooked but cant seem to figure it out

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April 6, 2014 9:43:20 AM

Did you plug the additional cables from the PSU to the video card? If you did, then the problem is somewhere else.

The Corsair CX is below average quality PSUs. Even if they bear the Corsair brand - they have nothing to do with the quality you would expect from Corsair.

My 2nd best bet is that the CX 430 can't provide enough power to the R9 270. If you have an FX6300 or 8*** than that is most likely the case. On Corsair's website, they say that the CX 430 provides 28 amps on the V12 rail. And the R9 270 requires 28 amps or more on the 12v rail and a PSU of 500W or greater. You can run a 270 and a FX 8*** of a quality 400 something Seasonic PSU, but no from a Corsair CX. If you share the full system specs we could help more.

My 3rd bet is a DOA card, but I believe the previous ones are more likely.
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April 6, 2014 10:57:01 AM

Here's my list i'm inclined to think you may have hit the nail on the head. With the psu now that I'm looking over my list it looks like I clicked the wrong line! Should have double checked!!!

If that is it, what do you recommend, brand? wattage?

Thanks for the help!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3n2Nz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3n2Nz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3n2Nz/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.22 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $741.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-06 13:44 EDT-0400)
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April 12, 2014 3:08:15 PM

Got the 550 psu hooked it all up still won't boot up the fans on the mb and the case work work but the fans on the gpu don't and I don't get a boot screen. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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April 12, 2014 3:19:33 PM

Did you hook up the additional power cables to the video card?
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April 12, 2014 6:25:36 PM

Yea I have 2 6 prong PCI-e cables attached to it.
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