So I just finished my first build, and have run into an issue. The computer won't recognize the MSI 7870 hawk graphics card. It instead goes to the built in one. I have It plugged with one six pin and the other is a six pin with another two pin hanging on the side (is that the issue?) I'm running it with a 550w power supply.
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you monitor is pluged in where?
Make sure in the bios that it is set to use the discrete graphics over the integrated.