just installed these three things into a dell dimension 3000 newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103255 newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128341 newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338009 I am currently unable to boot my computer. I have connected everything properly, and even when trying with just 1 HDD and the monitor hooked up, i get no input signal to the monitor. e.g. i can't see anything. when i turn it in, the fans spin and if i have the keyboard plugged in it receives power as do the CD player and HDDs ect... but after trying 2 separate monitors neither have responded. This is the first time i've done any upgrades to any machine beyond a new HDD so i guess if anyone has any suggestions talk to me like i'm 10, or just dont assume i know anything i guess. Seems like my best bet at this stage in the game. note: when i tried with the HDD plugged in, it was set as the master, and the CD player is set as a slave. should they be in cable select? ( i have no idea what cable select is for/does). after looking up 'cable select' because i couldnt remember what it was called, i learned something. the master drive goes on the end of the cable, and the slave is the middle of the IDE cable. lets assume i connected only the master HDD with the middle of the cable because the darn thing was too stiff to manipulate. Could that cause my problem? Furthermore, my Power Supply has so many excess wires, and about 4 or 5 on one line that are to power optical drives, and HDDS ect... should i start from the beginning or the end of those to plug in and power my drives, or does that not matter. thats all i can think of for now, any suggestions are greatly appreciated edit: i feel i should mention that i do not currently have memory, or a video card for this machine.