This was my first time building and let me tell you this, I am a complete newb. You might see mention some things that a first timer like me would do.
Alright so I tried to follow steps on how to build a PC together from three different websites. And I ended up having the PSU and the CPU fan only rotate for a few seconds before it stops when I turn on the PC. The PC doesn't even turn on at all. The motherboard has it's Start and Reset LEDs flashing when the power is connected.
Ok here are some problems I speculate that might be causing this:
-I might have let some static electricity through to one of the computer components and forgot to ground myself, but thats probably me being paranoid because I constantly touched the CPU case every time I moved an inch.
-When I didn't read the instructions and idiotically attempted to insert the HDD into the area where you place the DVD Burner instead, I lightly scraped against a metal piece on the motherboard, but it was a tick. Then I had to take out the HDD again realizing I put it in the wrong area and I could have taken out the tray from the front after reading the instructions (FINALLY)
-I possibly tightened the screws way too hard onto the motherboard, but Im not too sure if I did, I just tightened it so it touched the circular area displayed on the motherboard.
-Im working on a wooden desk and Im standing on carpet(which most likely produce static), so Idk if static somehow went through the wooden desk and hit one of my computer components
Now heres some things Im unsure of:
-Since there are 4 fans, and I only have two connectors that allowed me to connect the Fan Connector to the Motherboard, leaving me to choose 2 out of the 4 fans. I chose to use the fan facing the HDD and the huge fan facing the Motherboard. Idk if I should buy more connectors to connect the other 2 fans to the motherboard
-I don't know if my CPU was preThermal pasted before I put in the CPU but I have feeling it was
-I haven't tried the Paperclip test yet, considering I can't find a damn paper clip in this apartment.
-I haven't connected the Fan connectors to power, just the motherboard
-I have no clue what CPU_OPT is on the motherboard
Now some things I did while building the PC:
-Since the HDD tray was blocking my HDD & Bluray Burner connectors from connecting to the SATA ports because of that damn black extra component added onto the Tray that took up space, completely leaving little to no space between itself and the SATA ports. Seeing that, I had to swap the two HDD trays, One with that black component and the other without so I could get some space. Now the tray with the black component (which also contains my HDD) is on bottom level where my Corsair PSU is.
-I followed the instructions and did my best to connect the PSU connectors to the two ports on the motherboard, the ports on the Bluray Burner & HDD.
-The Graphics card basically is longer than my motherboard so it was annoying to put it into the PCIE port
-I slided the RAM in which wasn't too bad
-I inserted the HDAudio connector to the Audio port on the motherboard as well as the USB connector, the Cases' power, reset, and HDD LED connector.
Now Im a sitting duck reattempting to turn on my PC just to see the CPU Fan and the PSU Fan spin for a few seconds >.> And I have to turn the power off and back on just to see it do it again because it won't spin for a second time after the power is connected.
Please help a utter newb like me, I spent almost $2200 on this build and I was expecting myself to fail at some point >.>
People of the forum, I thank you for reading my LAP (Long-ass Post) and I appreciate the feedback =S
Check that the CPU fan is connected to the correct connector. If that is OK remove the motherboard from the case and try it on the bench. Unless you have faulty components then this will find 90% of all user induced problems.
^One more thing, This is probably irrelevant to this topic thread but relevant to my build.
Since Im down to connecting two fans, should I use those connectors on both the fans facing the Motherboard or one fan on the motherboard while the other fan facing the HDD?
Hmmm Im confused at the moment. Since those Fan's each have their own 4 pin connectors, Do I directly connect them to the Power supply or do I use the two Extension Connectors provided to connect them to the motherboard on two of the three CHA_FAN ports?
I'm not sure if you know this but I just took a look at you Motherboard specs and it says that you should have 2 CPU Fan connectors and 3 Chassis Fan connectors. So I think you should check your Motherboard manual one more time to see if you can connect all of your fans. Nice rig by the way!
Oh I see. That's because your power supply wasn't meant to power your card using the same rail the molex power connectors are from. It has four dedicated 8 pin (6+2) connectors just for powering your GPUs. It's funny though looking at the sticker on the PSU doesn't show a split rail design but I'm betting that it is because usually when it's a single rail design the manufacturer will proudly display that fact. I guess single rail is better for some reason?