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February 4, 2012 2:26:47 PM

Hey guys,

I build a new computer, but it doesn't seem to work. :) 

When I turn on the power, all fans including CPU fan and GPU fans are working, but my screen doesn't recognise it, there's nothing on the screen. I'm not sure about HDD if I connected it properly but another thing that doesn't work is the USB ports. I find this motherboard bit harder to understand, any tips much appriciated. thanks!

Here's what I got:

CPU: i5 2500k with coolermaster V8 CU cooler Multi Socket,
ASROCK Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Motherboard B3,
GSkill *gb kit (2x4gb) 1600mhz
Video Card GTX 570 1280mb by Gainward Phantom
Case: Coolermaster HAF 912a USB3
PSU: Corsair TX850W
HDD: SATA WD 400GB - My hdd from previous PC with wndows Vista

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2012 3:33:40 PM

Is the monitor plugged into the motherboard or the graphics card? It must be connected directly to the graphics card. Do this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
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February 4, 2012 3:51:37 PM

I realized I didn't connect the 8pin power cable into the motherboard :/  That's why USB wasn't working. I got it running now, up to BIOS. It's not detecting my HDD so I'm playing around with it.

Does it matter that I already have an OS on it?
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February 4, 2012 3:56:08 PM

Kajabla, that's just what the problem was! Thanks heaps!
Is there a similar guide on HDD's?
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February 4, 2012 4:19:36 PM

Best answer selected by Noobie01.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2012 5:03:36 PM

The HDD should have a SATA cable connected to the mobo and a SATA power cable connected to the PSU.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 4, 2012 6:27:51 PM

The HD with windows Vista is from an old computer ? Did you wipe the HD clean and reinstall the OS....otherwise not gonna workie ?

Ah...I see you lugged in the 8 pin EPS cable which was my next suggestion

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February 6, 2012 9:50:45 AM

Got my new machine set up and running! :) 

First couple of times it didn't recognise my HDD, I spent like 30 minutes playing around testing each SATA2 & 3 ports and in the end I got it somehow...

My other HDD is SATA2 which worked fine and loaded my old windows vista but was running so slow. Instead of wipe 'n clean I got a brand new HDD SATA3 and installed windows 7, it runs fast.
I still have my old HDD inside my case but currently disconnected. Will I be able to transfer data of my old HDD into my new HDD?
Another thing, I'm not sure how these blue 3.0 USB ports work, my mouse and keyboard wont work on them as well as my usb memory stick.

Thanks again for looking in this post, much appreciated for your help!
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February 6, 2012 12:35:01 PM

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