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December 12, 2012 6:23:31 PM

I just built a PC and when I turned it on for the first time I got nothing. It powered up, all the fans were running, but nothing showed on the monitor.

Here are the components all from Newegg. I’ll be installing Windows 7 Pro once I get that far.

Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest
Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

The monitor is a Samsung S27A350H

Here is a picture of a cable that I don’t know what it belongs to, if it’s even used at all:



Can you please give me some suggestions on where I can start to figure out the problem?

Thank you very much


Jerry

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December 12, 2012 7:39:54 PM

I would start by going through this checklist step by step:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...

Also, do you have your MOBO correctly sitting on the motherboard standoffs that came with your case.
Do you have the CPU fan plugged into the proper slot?
Do you have the 6/8 pin PSU connectr plugged into your Motherboard?
do you have the 24 pin PSU connector plugged into the motherboard?
If you hav everything correct and you have case speaker connected you should hear 1 beep indicating a successful post.
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December 13, 2012 12:21:03 AM

I'm such an idiot. I didn't have the power to the CPU plugged in.

I still am not getting a beep when booting up though, but windows is now installing


Jerry
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December 14, 2012 2:33:55 PM

You need to have a case speaker plugged into your motherboard
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