This is my first build ever, i finally got the money and parts
after reading countless guides ,tutorials, etc.... i was confident everything would be right..
I even followed step by step, Newegg building a PC video tutorial (#2), so i made first an external build test (like the video) to see first if it would boot... i only used the power supply, memory ram, video card, motherboard, and cpu, no other components were attached..
And in the end, it didnt worked......... its just sad.... I short the power pins of the mobo with my screwdriver, i dont hear any sound and nothing works, i just see a 0.5 or less red-green led flash blink.... and thats all...... if i do it again, nothing happens, not even the blink, i have to unplug the cable from the power supply and plug it again.... no beep, no post, no video, no nothing......
Before you tell me.. i already read the "No Boot/Video" sticky, and i have checked and re-checked the connectors...
I have searched in google for some hours now with no luck
I thought this would be easy... and would take 2 hours max to build....... now its almost 6 hours since i started, just trying different things to make it work and reading....... what a problem...... very bad experience up until now
I even made a video just now with my problem (with my cellphone), maybe you can see something wrong and find the problem.... at approx 1:03 the flash blink happens....
its a bit dark, but i try to show how i have everything connected, the led flash blink, and i try to do it again, but it doesnt work.....
Theres a possibility your shorting the wrong pins. Id recommend build everything properly, in the case, connect everything up and then try and boot.
Make sure ALL the motherboard power is connected, (24pin and 4/8pin).
Make sure the motherboard isnt shorting power - make sure standoff screws are all correctly placed and the motherboard is properly attached.
Have you connected the speaker to see if any beep code errors are generated?
Your video was a little dark, but i noticed a stick of RAM on your sofa next to the build? Has the motherboard actually got some RAM installed?
Actually its not the GPU that should have the cables.
Your PSU should come with another cable with a 6pin connection on the end, exactly the same as the one you have already plugged in. You need to plug in 2 6pin power cables to the GPU. (this will be one of the modular cables).
If you have any 8pin cables, they are also more than likely 6+2 pin and so the 2 pins will unclip leaving you with a 6pin connection.
If you scroll right down the page it shows the cables supplied in the box. You need the PCI-e 6+2 pin one and unclip the extra 2 pins leaving 1 6pin connector. Plug this into the second GPU power slot.
then i connected the power from the PSU again to the MOBO, and i dont know why, it finally booted!... i had no signal on monitor (dont know why) and the beep sound was a long one... and the cpu and video card fans were loud :
Then i disconnected the monitor, and connected the mobo to my 55" samsung tv via HDMI.... no video..... then i connected it again to my TV but now using VGA (as with the monitor). and it worked!!! Now i had video on screen, normal beep, and fans (CPU and video card) were nothing loud (i dont know if this is good...), like if they were off.... no sound at all (but they were spinning)
Video, fans didnt made any sound at all, normal beep:
Im about to start building everything inside the case..... i still dont know why before at first it didnt wanted to work (boot loop, a video of this is some posts above...) and when it did, why it had no video, had a long beep sound (what does this means?) and why the CPU and video card fans were loud (now they arent).... im a little concerned about all this
Maybe something is wrong?
As this is my first build, i dont know if the fans (cpu and video) must be loud when you power on....and im worry about all these differet bootings i had (without changing anything.... just powered off, then on....).... Maybe im exaggerating, but i just want to make sure everything is working normally, i dont know if this is normal.
im more relieved when i hear the fans making noise , like these video (post above),:
Just build into the case and go for it. Some fans are louder than others, some spin faster than others, some control themselves as to how fast they spin and therfore how much noise they make.
Build everything, boot, install apps, and see if any problems occur along the way. Building outside of the case and plugging and unplugging components is more likely to damage things than if you just built straight into the case to begin with.
If you want to monitor your PC temps, dload some software called HWMonitor. It will monitor CPU, GPU, HDD and a few others too.