I tried to copy a couple of systems, then ran the parts lists on the board then made purchases. Now the parts are here, mother board, CPU, and power supply installed and I don't what could possibly go where. I think I got the wrong supply. Here is my list:
Take the MOBO back out of the case (first), install your heat sink and RAM on the MOBO before you install it back into the case. You MOBO manual shows were everything plugs in... Follow the manual and my sticky and you should be good to go.... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...
Yes you should plug in the stock heat sink fan that came with the boxed processor and slot in its 4 pin connector to the CPU_FAN header on your motherboard - check your manual on its location on your board ^^ Also GA-770TA-UD3 is single PCIex16 gen 2.0 so no CF on this board Research on how to do a basic POST test 1st - disconnect everything and just have 1 stick RAM, GPU, CPU with HSF plugged in then slot in your connectors from PSU to mobo. Connect PSU to mains and do POST test before plugging in ODD/HDD and installing OS and screwing into your case
Oh also just in case: what socket PhenomII did you nab? AM2+ like the 940BE/920 or AM3 like 925/955BE? See attached diagram my point in earlier post circled in red and check if PSU connected to the connectors circled in blue
You can shot the +/- PW headers in F_panel with the shaft of a screwdriver to start up POST test The headers are circled green in the diagram below
Thank you all for the great information and driection. I will visit the sites you've identified and study. Please forgive me for a quick question but "Did I buy the wrong power supply unit ?
I will study, but I bought, what I thought was a more powerful one figuring I'd be future proofing it rig, sort of. But non of the cables or plugs that came with it look right. It didn't come with any sort of manual, just a colored manufactuer's box. I guess this will be another thing I'll be looking on the web for. But does will a "Kingwin, Mach 1, 1000" work for my motherboard ?
OP the power supply you selected is modular, that's why it might look a little weird.
It looks like the cords have one side which is 4 or 5 pin that connects into the power supply. The other side is what connects to your components. Molex (4 pin) PCI-xpress (6/8 pin) the 24 pin main motherboard connector. 4/8 cpu connector, then you will have sata connectors for your HD and dvd rom drive.
I don't think the system will do anything without the fan plugged in, if I remember correctly. In any event, running the system for any amount of time without the heatsink and fan installed is not good, not good at all.
Modern processors get VERY hot, VERY fast.