Just Built My First Computer...

And It's not working. Whenever I turn it on my monitor says "no input". I'm not sure if anything should come up if I turn it on since this is my first self-built computer. I've tried putting in Motherboard disc and the Vista disc but nothing. Please help if you have any ideas.
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  1. Any POST codes? Everything seated correctly (memory, expansion cards, ect)? CPU cooler on tight? Power connectors for CPU and GPU connected? (ALL of them?) Do the fans spin up? Does the power light come on? If you used a CCFL, does it light up? Do the CPU and GPU fans spin up?
  2. Did you connect both the 24 pin power and the 4 pin power connectors to the motherboard?

    Did you connect the power to the graphics card?

    Did you connect the power switch to the right pins on the motherboard?

    Did you turn the switch on the power supply to the on position?
  3. Did you plug the 4/8 pin 12v ATX CPU power connector from the PSU to the mobo socket next to the CPU? Happens all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Yes to all that stuff cept for I only pluged in the 24-pin connector to the motherboard directly. Have video card plugged in optical drive, hard drive etc. So there are more 4-pin lots in the motherboard you have to plug into?
  5. Yes near the CPU... well, you do not list your parts but since it's a new build there should be one.
  6. Yeah, it's above the CPU socket. NOTE: If your board and PSU both have the 8-pin CPU connector, use that instead. And there are also PCIe connectors you may need to run to your video card.
  7. DOH!!!

    Why do noobs buy parts and just start slapping stuff together.

    If you took time to read your manual you would know what you were doing and where things go. Instead of reading your manual now you are on here reading. Kinda Ironic!
  8. Except we're meaner than the manual. We speak better English though.


    Out of curiosity, you did remember your other power cables, right? Your drives need them too. SATA and IDE do not provide bus power.
  9. lol
  10. Yeah the power supply manual wasn't very helpful to say the least...Anyway I see a 4 prong plug above my CPU but I don't think any of my power supply things will fit. What does the plug look like? (small? big?) By the way heres my parts:

    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L mobo
    Nvidia 8800GT GPU
    Intel core 2 duo 7200 CPU
    Corsair 550VX 550W Power Supply
    Samsung 22X DVD Burner
    Seagate 7200 sata 3.0 HD
    Corasir 4gb 2x2 DDR2 800 Memory
    Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
  11. Its an 8 pin you can split it in half and use only four of it.

    Plug it in and it will fire right up as long as everything else is right.

    Have fun with your new rigg looks like a pretty decent one.
  12. It looks like your 24pin mainboard connector, but 1/3rd the size (you definitely have support for 8pin CPU, use it). It may have a cap on one half of the pins. Take that cap off to use the 8pin connector
  13. nattestid said:
    Yeah the power supply manual wasn't very helpful to say the least...Anyway I see a 4 prong plug above my CPU but I don't think any of my power supply things will fit. What does the plug look like? (small? big?)
    EPS/ATX12V 8-4 pin
  14. I got it working thanks guys.
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