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May 21, 2014 7:40:14 PM

hello, i'm a beginner in the pc tech world. A couple days ago i tried building my own pc, here are my parts:
EVGA 500B 500W 80PLUS
Corsair 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz
Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 3 FCLGA 1150 Processor
ASRock Micro ATX DDR3 1066 LGA
Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti GDDR5-2GB
StarTech.com PCI Express Wireless N Adapter
PNY XLR8 SATA 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive
my motherboard hasn't arrive yet so i tried just hooking it up before it arrives tomorrow. i connected everything exactly like this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls#t=824
told me but when i turn on the system motherboard and cpu fan turns on but no display on monitor and graphics card doesn't turn on. i'm pretty much stuck.

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a c 247 U Graphics card
May 21, 2014 7:44:03 PM

Did you connect the 6 pin PCI-E connector ?

Is it in the top PCIE slot ?

Does it boot up with card removed ?
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May 21, 2014 7:52:57 PM

yes i connected the 6pin pcie connector and no, there's still a no signal sign with the card removed
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a c 247 U Graphics card
May 21, 2014 8:04:56 PM

Your monitor cable is connected to ?

With the card in should be connected to card
With card out should be on MoBo OB video connector

Did you use the OSD (on screen display) on the monitor to select the appropriate cable connection ?

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May 21, 2014 8:05:58 PM

i used an hdmi cable, first i connected it to the graphics card, then to the mobo, once i removed the graphics card. nothing worked
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a c 247 U Graphics card
May 21, 2014 8:16:53 PM

What does Asrock / Gigabyte say .... besides blaming each other of course :) 

That's one of the reasons I like pairing Asus or MSI MoBos with same vendor GFX cards ..... they can't pull the "it's the other guys fault" routine
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May 21, 2014 8:21:36 PM

Welcome jessejunkie. I remember doing my first build, drove me nuts why mine didn't boot either. Turned out my issue was twofold, jumper settings per motherboard manual, and completely forgot to plug in the cpu power connector! Silly me.

Toms Hardware has actually put together a very comprehensive guide with pictures that should help:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...

I would also highly recommend getting familiar with your motherboard manual, they tend to have handy diagrams, troubleshooting steps, etc.
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May 21, 2014 8:25:35 PM

thnx a lot both of you i'll try out the troubleshoot
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May 22, 2014 8:17:10 AM

i forgot to mentiion that everytime i power on my rig the cpu and power fan spins then stops before spinning again. sometimes it takes 2 to 3 cycles for it to keep spinning.
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a c 247 U Graphics card
May 22, 2014 9:17:15 AM

One of the reasons I like to have a MoBo equipped with an LCD diagnostic panel on my builds..... I can look up Error 53" for example and be told it's a memory issue.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/MAXIMUS-VI-...

See pages 1-33 and 1-34

What I see using the panel relative to your situation is that if it doesn't like something it restarts trying new settings.

Seems you checked:

8 pin EPS plugged in
CPU fan plugged in
GFX card seated and power cable connected
Monitor cable plugged in correctly

Any LED lights on the MoBo ?

Any other puters around to test Monitor / GFX card ?

With that outta the way, I'd start with MoBo tech Support and see if they can guide you thru getting on board GFX working..... after that try the discreet card
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May 22, 2014 9:29:44 AM

ok thnx i'll call them now
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May 22, 2014 9:31:08 AM

just got my case and got my mic and graphics card spinning but it's constantly beeping. it might be a ram problem too. i'll call em
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May 22, 2014 10:41:19 AM

it was my memory, i had to shake/force it in place like that guide told me. tried it before but i felt like i was gonna break it
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