Power issues with first PC build

By sjrichar
May 12, 2011
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  1. Here are my specs that i ordered from Newegg:
    11-144-224CASE APEVIA(ASP)|X-QBOII-NW-BK/5001
    13-121-509MB INTEL|BOXDH67GDB3 H67 LGA1155 R1
    14-102-917VGA SAPPHIRE|100289-2L HD5670 1G R1
    19-115-071CPU INTEL|CORE I7 2600 3.4G 8M R1
    20-178-333MEM 4Gx2|PNY MD8192KD3-1333 R1
    20-276-003CARD READ VANTEC|UGT-CR905 R1
    22-145-475HD 2T|HITACHI HDS5C3020ALA632 %1
    27-135-204DVD BRN ASUS | DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS%1
    32-116-986WIN 7 HOME PREM SP1 64BIT ENG 1PK %1
    33-166-038WL ADPT ROSEWILL|RNX-N300 PCI RTL1

    Hooked it all up....plugged in the power cord......flipped main power switch on case....

    the only thing that changed was a the LED on the mobo turned on.
    No fans, not even the PSU fan turned on.
    I got on the psu site and read some FAQs, and they said to use a paperclip to test the PSU, one end in the green, and one end in the black adjacent, still didn't power up

    Any advice???
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    That list was hard to read because it is in all capitals. Did your power supply come with your case?
  3. sjrichar

    sjrichar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes, it came with the case.........

    sorry about the list, i just copied the info from the newegg invoice
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    With few exceptions, power supplies that come with the case are very poor, often garbage. Do the following...

    1. Uninstall all components from your system except one stick of RAM, the cpu, and the power cord from your psu to your motherboard. Then boot-up.

    2. If it boots-up then add just one piece of hardware and repeat and if it boots-up then keep on repeating the process. This is a tedious and yet often effective way to determine where the problem might be.

    * Do you or a friend have a digital multimeter to test the power supply?

    * Make sure your motherboard is not touching your case in any way.


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