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Free borderlands 2 for the person who makes my new build run.

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December 2, 2012 6:47:24 PM

I have a borderlands 2 code that came with my video card that I will give to the person who helps me resolve this. I put the whole thing together and I'm not getting any signal to my monitor. Everything seems to be hooked up right. All fans spin and all the lights are on. I've dissembled and reassembled it twice now and the exact same thing is happening. There are no bent cpu pins and the cpu does not seem to be warped at all. This is my first build and I'm going to be able to resolve this. Here is a link to pics of the computer, a previous post on this subject and the specs.

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/142pme/so_far...

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/143uqh free_borderlands_2_for_who_ever_can_explain_how/

http://imgur.com/a/elVqA


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mFDJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mFDJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mFDJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($234.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1534.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 15:45 EST-0500)
December 2, 2012 6:54:53 PM

Have you checked that the pci e cables from the psu are plugged in correctly? Is the gpu property seated on the mobo? Have you checked if the VGA/DVI/hdmi ARE WORKINF PROPERTLy? Maybe the monitors not working
December 2, 2012 7:16:51 PM

Is the CPU power cable plugged in? Without it, you'll get LEDs and fans, but no boot.
Is that an ancient Rosewill PSU? They weren't that great. There were far worse made (and some actually passed Jonnyguru testing), but a DOA PSU seems a possible cause. For $65-$70, you should be able to find something in the 550W range made by Seasonic (their own, XFX, some Antec), FSP (their own, some Antec), or Superflower (new Rosewill).
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December 2, 2012 7:18:41 PM

Yes I have tried multiple combinations with a video card, without a videovcard and with both vga and hdmi. I've tried it with a tv and a computer monitor that both work otherwise
December 2, 2012 7:21:36 PM

Onus said:
Is the CPU power cable plugged in? Without it, you'll get LEDs and fans, but no boot.
Is that an ancient Rosewill PSU? They weren't that great. There were far worse made (and some actually passed Jonnyguru testing), but a DOA PSU seems a possible cause. For $65-$70, you should be able to find something in the 550W range made by Seasonic (their own, XFX, some Antec), FSP (their own, some Antec), or Superflower (new Rosewill).


By the cpu power you mean the 8 pin connector at the top left of the motherboard? If so then yes
December 2, 2012 7:31:57 PM

clear CMOS(check motherboard instructions/website)

check if you install the standoffs correctly(the parts that lets you screw your things in it might have short circuit for having one of the metal parts touching incorrectly)

try booting with only 1 Ram stick installed(also check if the dual channel RAM are installed correctly should be inside the mobo manual and check if it is fully inserted)

Did you remove plastic part from the CPU(met many newbies at building computers and didnt take it out)

Is the CPU installed correctly?(make the corner arrow match the corner arrow on the Mobo)

Also did you use thermal paste for your CPU cooler?

If all of these things don't work, it is most likely your PSU or Mobo
December 2, 2012 9:25:37 PM

Onus said:
Is the CPU power cable plugged in? Without it, you'll get LEDs and fans, but no boot.
Is that an ancient Rosewill PSU? They weren't that great. There were far worse made (and some actually passed Jonnyguru testing), but a DOA PSU seems a possible cause. For $65-$70, you should be able to find something in the 550W range made by Seasonic (their own, XFX, some Antec), FSP (their own, some Antec), or Superflower (new Rosewill).



How about this one? http://m.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-...
December 2, 2012 9:33:58 PM

1) Make sure the GPU is properly inserted. It takes a good push to make sure they are in properly - there should be no card wobble.

2) Connect the monitor to your mobo output to see if anything is working there. If that fails:

3) Remove GPU and do the above.
December 2, 2012 9:36:15 PM

disconnect your 3t drive. try and boot to BIOS. Does it work ?
December 2, 2012 10:09:22 PM

swifty_morgan said:
disconnect your 3t drive. try and boot to BIOS. Does it work ?


I've tried disconnecting both of my hard drives in attempt to boot to the bios and got nothing.
December 2, 2012 10:10:38 PM

monitor turned on ?


plug monitor into the motherboard instead of video card. ( pull card )
December 2, 2012 10:10:48 PM

mazty said:
1) Make sure the GPU is properly inserted. It takes a good push to make sure they are in properly - there should be no card wobble.

2) Connect the monitor to your mobo output to see if anything is working there. If that fails:

3) Remove GPU and do the above.


Thank you for the response but that was one of the first things I tried
December 2, 2012 11:15:08 PM

Coolmax sells PSU-shaped objects, that should not be connected to computer components if there is any chance they will be connected to an A/C power source at the same time.
Seasonic, FSP, Enermax/LEPA, Delta, and Superflower are probably the only OEMs I'd consider. The cheapest option would be something like the FSP-built Antec VP550 (the 450 might be a little small for a 670) or FSP Raider. Rosewill Hive and Capstone models (built by Superflower) are also relatively inexpensive.
December 2, 2012 11:19:42 PM

if you have tried your monitor from the mobo and it did not work, and you know for a fact the vga cable is fine, then it might be the mobo.
December 3, 2012 3:23:27 AM

nowhereman10111 said:
Thank you for the response but that was one of the first things I tried

Have you tried booting up with just the SSD? Failing that is there any chance you can mix and match components with a friends gear to see what does and does not work correctly?
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