Haven't assembled a computer for around 8 years now.
MB: ASUS P6T Deluxe
VGA: HD4870 X2
PSU: Silverstone 1000w
I have just received the hardware parts I ordered, assembled everything together as it was written in the manuals.
When I powered PC on, nothing happened, no display, no beeps.
Then I talked with guys on IRC and realized my card needs power directly from the PSU (the quick install manual did not detail it). Plugged the PSU into the card, but forgot about the 8 pin card connector that came with the card and could connect only the 6 pin connector. And even more dumbness, connected the other 6 pin card connector to the PSU instead of the 8 pin PSU connector.
The results were smoke from the cable and system shut down.
After that, I could restart the PC and everything went just like before. Still no display, still no beeps.
What would be the best chain of to-do s if I wanna get this rig working as quick as possible (and spending as little plus money on it as possible too)?
I really need it now.
Oh there was one place I screwed up what the manual wrote, I accidently touched both the bottom of the cpu and the pins with my tumb. The pins didn't get bent.
Can the oil cause the problem?
What would be the safest method to clean it? (I guess alcohol, but applied with what, ear rubbers?)
Your video card is definately ruined. You should throw it away and buy another.
Noobs like you that break things and expect someone to pay for your mistake really piss me off.
Where did I say I was expecting someone else to pay for it? I know I made the mistake and I will pay for it, just as wrote, wanna spend as little additional money as possible.
I DID read the manuals throughfully! The PSU manual says nothing about how to plug in the cables, the ASUS VGA card's quick installation manual says the following thing about power: "Connect a 4pin 5v/12v power plug from the system power supply if your card has an auxiliary power connector (for specific cards only)". Well, after plugging in I did not see the power connectors on the card. I'd been already assembling the comp for 10 hours (for example, had to disassemble everything after I realized the motherboard box contained the back-plugs panel, and it can only be installed on the case before the motherboard is applied to it, and the ASUS manual writes NOTHING about the whole thing.).
Then I realized that power connector, was pretty tired, and tried what I had to.
BUT the symptoms did not change afterwards!
If it was surely the VGA card, I'd gladly replace it, but if the motherboard felt it had no VGA card, according to the manual, it should beep. Yet it doesn't. So I suppose it's more than just that, and really wanna figure out which things are wrong.
Reading directions is a wonderful thing. Try it next time you try to build anything... especially after 8 years!
Where there is smoke, there is fire. You probably fried at least the GPUs.... Your best bet is to RMA everything and try again.
You really think I can RMA after those mistakes I've done?
Besides, I ordered the hardware parts from very far away (and the PSU for e.g. came from different venfor than the mobo), it wouldn't be easy to return them. Well, I wasn't expecting on this. Next time I will be.
But now what I think I need to do is realize which parts are defective by now and replace them.
I got the same board, it does ship with a speaker, but you have to plug it in to the q connector. or straght to the mobo if you dont use the q connector.
Are you sure it ships with a speaker? I can't find any on the mobo, neither amongst the accessories, and nothing is written about it in the manual. The only thing that's written in the manual is that the chassis-mounted speakers can be connected to the Q connector, however my silverstone TJ10 doesn't have mounted speakers.