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Complete noob builder needing help cabling/wiring (MID BUILD) URGENT

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May 19, 2014 11:45:01 PM

Hey guys, so far I've installed everything into the case and starting wiring stuff up, but thats where my complete lack of knowledge comes into play. I have so far only plugged in: The 24 pin power, cpu power 8 pin, usb 3, cpu fan, my rear fan and my pcie into my r9 290.

Im confused with my gpus power requirements, it has 8 pin and 6 pin inputs on it and im not sure if I need two seperate cables going into it from the pus to fill both? the Pcie cable also has to outputs on the end which im wondering is for 2 gpus or for one to be used 8 pin and the other 6.

Specs:
Z97 Pro4
Seasonic M12 II 750w power supply (not fully modular)
Gigabyte R9 290
G.Skill Ripjaw X 2x4gb 2400
Corsair carbide 400r
Evo 212 cooler
2tb HDD
optical drive

Can someone please also link me to a tutorial on sata cabling or what is necessary to run the optic drive and hdd? I think thats all that is left?

Another thing thats confusing me, is the fact that I have so many spare cables and stuff.

P.S the cables built into the Seasonic 750W are quite short and I'm unable to route them through the back of the case. I have to go directly up with say, the Cpu power from the power supply.

I need to build this pc within 3 days to know if any pieces are faulty to send back. Cheers



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May 20, 2014 12:23:54 AM

AMD Radeon said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...
build guide

8-pin and 6 pin are separate cable
sometimes, 8-pin is split to 6+2pin


So to hook up my hard drive, I run the 6 pin side to the power supply, and the sata end into the harddrive? same with my optical or? my cables look kind of different to the pictures included

Also, what do I need to use peripheral 4ps for if I have SATA for my hard drive and optical?

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May 20, 2014 2:24:51 AM

Plug a cable into every component you want to use. You can't put the wrong cable in, if it fits it's right.

HDD / Optical drives share the same power connector. Graphics cards are different. You'll need to to put two cables into your graphics card.
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May 20, 2014 6:49:22 AM

calza said:
Plug a cable into every component you want to use. You can't put the wrong cable in, if it fits it's right.

HDD / Optical drives share the same power connector. Graphics cards are different. You'll need to to put two cables into your graphics card.


I managed to connect everything and get all fans and stuff going, but I have the infamous "no Signal input whenever I try to hook my pc up to a monitor. I am trying with HDMI from mobo to monitor and VGA from mobo to monitor. Alot of people have said to use the GPU slot to monitor but I dont have any DVI cables,so my only option is vga or HDMI.
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May 20, 2014 7:13:16 AM

Why aren't you using the output on the graphics card? Isn't that the point in buying an expensive card?

What's your CPU, does it even have on board graphics? Buy a cable and use the graphics card output. You can get HDMI to DVI or similar ...
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