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Just put it together, issues with starting up, HELP!

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July 7, 2010 5:08:48 PM


Hey,

So first off, I have some hardware experience (replacing RAM, HDD's, CD drives and such) But i've never done anything of this scale. So I finally broke down and bought all the parts I need for my new comp, here is a list of the build.



Antec 1200 Case.

LG Flatron 23" monitor.

ASUS P6TD Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Intel i7 960 3.2 GHz

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (50GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CoolerMaster V8

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB Video Card http://www.portatech.com/catalog/viewitem.asp?id=27306&...




Last night I finally got the last of the parts, I sat down and start to put it all together, (I am using a static mat with a wrist band and a ground on the case) I put the processor on the motherboard, put the arctic fox thermal past on, put the cooler master on (with the annoying back plating) mount the MOBO, install the RAM, SSD, HDD, CD drive, Video Card, power supply. Do all the wiring, (SATA to all of the devices, and power to them, power to the MOBO.

So I finally finish the installation, check everything I can think of once, then again. I plug it into a surge protector. Fire up the monitor first, then the power on the power supply. then finally the big test, I hit the power button. The thing comes to life, all the fans start up, and light up (I have lights and fans on the case, the CPU, the graphics cards, they all start up and run)

So i'm waiting and waiting, nothing comes on the screen, I wait about 2 minutes, nothing. Hmmm weird. So I turn it off and check my MOBO book. It has a "before you start" checklist sorta thing, and at the bottom of this list it says that for different symptoms i'll get different BOIS "beeps" (one stead beep then a short one to indicate that it can't detect memory, that sorta thing) Well I didn't get ANY beeps, so I turn it off. plug in some speakers to the back of the MOBO, and fire it up again. Nothing on my monitor, nothing beeping, just silently running all of its fans and lights, not doing anything else.



So end result: Monitor doesn't detect any input from the DVI, I don't have anything on the screen, and the BIOS doesn't come up. I would say "oh thats probably a Video card" But I don't hear any beeps and it doesn't seem like the think is thinking at all. I dunno.


Like I said, HELP!


Thanks!

Dave.

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
July 7, 2010 8:53:39 PM

The beeps you hear are from a case speaker, not the actual sound outputs. If you don't have a case speaker (the Antec 1200 doesn't) and haven't bought one seperately (they cost like $5), then you won't hear anything.

The only thing we can really do when a build doesn't boot up is refer you to the "Perform these steps before posting about boot problems" thread. My signature has a link to it. This is a fairly comprehensive list of what to try and what to check if the computer isn't booting.
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July 7, 2010 10:00:01 PM

Yeah I saw that post. most helpful, I also started this thread in the "CPU" section, which has some more info on it. Thanks for the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 7, 2010 10:05:56 PM

Did you plug in both the 24 pin power connector AND 8 pin CPU plug to the motherboard? Sounds like you only plugged in the 24 pin.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2010 1:08:14 AM

The reason why nothing starts up and there's no beeps when you go to turn it on besides the fans is because the motherboard detects a short some where.

What you need to do is unplug one device at a time until you get beep codes. Once you get the beep codes start plugging in one device at a time until it stops booting. That device will be the culprit. Also, sometimes a short can be had by putting a charge on a chip by not using static wrist wraps or making sure you're discharged before touching a device. It can also be there's a charge on the device from when it was packaged and you have to "Reset" it.

Best way to reset your computer is to unplug the power chord at the back of your computer and push the power button for 10 seconds.

Good luck!

Dewm said:
Hey,

So first off, I have some hardware experience (replacing RAM, HDD's, CD drives and such) But i've never done anything of this scale. So I finally broke down and bought all the parts I need for my new comp, here is a list of the build.



Antec 1200 Case.

LG Flatron 23" monitor.

ASUS P6TD Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Intel i7 960 3.2 GHz

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (50GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CoolerMaster V8

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB Video Card http://www.portatech.com/catalog/viewitem.asp?id=27306&...




Last night I finally got the last of the parts, I sat down and start to put it all together, (I am using a static mat with a wrist band and a ground on the case) I put the processor on the motherboard, put the arctic fox thermal past on, put the cooler master on (with the annoying back plating) mount the MOBO, install the RAM, SSD, HDD, CD drive, Video Card, power supply. Do all the wiring, (SATA to all of the devices, and power to them, power to the MOBO.

So I finally finish the installation, check everything I can think of once, then again. I plug it into a surge protector. Fire up the monitor first, then the power on the power supply. then finally the big test, I hit the power button. The thing comes to life, all the fans start up, and light up (I have lights and fans on the case, the CPU, the graphics cards, they all start up and run)

So i'm waiting and waiting, nothing comes on the screen, I wait about 2 minutes, nothing. Hmmm weird. So I turn it off and check my MOBO book. It has a "before you start" checklist sorta thing, and at the bottom of this list it says that for different symptoms i'll get different BOIS "beeps" (one stead beep then a short one to indicate that it can't detect memory, that sorta thing) Well I didn't get ANY beeps, so I turn it off. plug in some speakers to the back of the MOBO, and fire it up again. Nothing on my monitor, nothing beeping, just silently running all of its fans and lights, not doing anything else.



So end result: Monitor doesn't detect any input from the DVI, I don't have anything on the screen, and the BIOS doesn't come up. I would say "oh thats probably a Video card" But I don't hear any beeps and it doesn't seem like the think is thinking at all. I dunno.


Like I said, HELP!


Thanks!

Dave.

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July 19, 2010 5:34:09 PM

Best answer selected by Dewm.
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