New Budget System, Not getting picture

I built a computer for a friend and everything seems to be working fine i just cant get a picture. Not sure if its the parts or what. Here is what i have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187036

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135075

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103669

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339020

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134488

That should be everything but the case, monitor, and cpu fan. Dont see those being the problem. So let me know if i accidently went re re and got some parts that werent compatible or whatever. THanks
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  1. you should try reseating the graphics card, and make sure its aligned properly, also all those parts are compatible, but your psu seems very iffy man, 450 watts for 30$ you get what you pay for, and make sure you got the card in the right slot, and that its getting power from the pci power connector
  2. Disable the IGP in bios , plug the DVI cable into the GeForce 9400.

    Do you have a HSF on that Brisbane? You didnt list one is why I ask.
  3. JaredAudiophileGamer said:
    you should try reseating the graphics card, and make sure its aligned properly, also all those parts are compatible, but your psu seems very iffy man, 450 watts for 30$ you get what you pay for, and make sure you got the card in the right slot, and that its getting power from the pci power connector



    Ok paying a little closer attention, when i connect the video cable to the card my monitors on light turns blue (like it should) then goes back to sleep mode. Its not the monitor cuz it works fine on this system.

    I built my system 3 years ago and it has a 6 pin pci-e connector i believe. The card in the new system doesnt appear to have any connections besides the vga cable. Is this right?Seems like there should be some other connection but it doesnt appear so. This is driving me crazy.
  4. Did you remember to plug in the 4-pin CPU power connector located near the CPU socket? This checklist has a ton of troubleshooting ideas:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-build-post-checklist
  5. shortstuff_mt said:
    Did you remember to plug in the 4-pin CPU power connector located near the CPU socket? This checklist has a ton of troubleshooting ideas:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-build-post-checklist



    I never said it wouldnt power on
  6. operivy said:
    I never said it wouldnt power on

    When you forget to plug in the CPU power connector the system fans and hard drives spin, but nothing shows up on the screen. It's easily the #1 new builder mistake. Don't shoot down a post that's just trying to help. Did you even bother reading through the checklist?
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