Building new system Update

By rake1 ยท 37 replies
Jan 8, 2010
  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Well, no. In "binary speak" , zero is actually the one, the cable goes into "0". Moot point with no other HDD connected it should boot anyway.
    Again "zero or "A" depends on how the board is marked.
    As Dee-Bee-Zee has pointed out, that the 8pin near the CPU is CPU power, an' you ain't going nowhere without it.
  2. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I bought exactly what you suggested except the i7 processor. On the gigabyte p55-ud3r top left there is a 2x8 plug it will take 3 different connections on the power supply. I hooked up the cpu-1 connection and all fans came on ant the 4 lights on the mother board but it doesn't seem like the hard drive is running, and I get no signal to my monitor. I hooked the hard drive up with the Sata1 from the power supply plus the jumper wire that came with the board hooking it to the SATA1 on mother board. The R5750 is inserted into the mother board correctly and the power wire coming of it is connected to the same power harness as the two fans.What am I doing wrond?
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    You mobo has connections for the system fans, near the edges of the board, look for them.

    I don't quite get how you've hooked up the video card to "the same cable as the fans" the PCI-e connector for the board is discrete and unique. (Although it could be on the same cable as other types.

    Again, not that it matters, but SATA "0" is where the HDD goes.

    All 4 pin CPU connectors will contain 2 yellow wires and 2 black ones. Double that number for 8 pin.

    Please don't get sloppy while you try to work this out. You could do damage if you don't maintain good anti-static work habits.
  4. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I wanted to be able to say I build this myself but that isn't going to happen going to the shop tomorrow let them do it. Oh yea I don't even get any lights now I think I blew rhe power supply. thanks for your help guys live and learn.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    2x8 plug I take it means the white 2x4 plug jammed in the top left corner of the board.
    I have the maual in front of me now- I see your problem. The manual is almost worse than useless.
    The cable that fits into the white 2x4 block is one solid 8pin connector that is actually 2 4pin blocks stuck together. The other 8 pin arrangement should be a 6pin with a 2pin block loose next to it -that's for a graphics card that needs an 8pin connector (your's does not).

    When you switch on there should be a small row of (red and yellow) LED's at the top end of the memory slots (Phase LED and ACPI LED) that all light up- they should all go out once the board has initialized. Does this happen?. There should also be a small green solitary LED slightly right and below these that stays on (this is the RAM power LED)- is this LED lit ?

    I'm downloading your motherboard manual at the moment so I'll have a better idea of the layout. Post back.

    EDIT: I hope the problem is not a difficult one to resolve. IMO you picked one helluva first system to try to build
    John 11:35
  6. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Your right it has 8 pins It will axcept the two (4 pin) cpu-1 and cpu-2 connectors, And that did power up all fans and the led lights you are talking about. But no signal or hard drive. I tried the 2X6 with the 2X2 attached to it and it would only power up for 1 sec. then I tried one of the other 2X4 plugs and that is when the **** hit the fan. No more power at all now. So I assume the power supply is toast.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I'd probably overlook that last part when recounting the no POST problem when it comes to possible RMA time.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    You can always use, "Yo no puedo hablar englais", as a fall back strategy. No lo trabajo. Eso es todo que yo se!

    @dividebyzero; Sincere apologies, I edited your quote slightly to better reflect the likely outcome.
  9. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dividebyzero. Took to shop today Power supply is history ,sending it back to Newegg, up and running temp with a 500 watt from shop thanks for all your help.
  10. Row1

    Row1 TS Guru Posts: 343   +13

    everything is plugged in? comp posted? cool.

    everything is plugged in? comp posted? cool.
  11. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    one other question I am going to order a power supply other than the OCZ 700xs Stealth X extreme, I am getting a OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 Pretty much the same except a little bigger fan. Is this a good choice and does it fit OK?
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Should be fine. Width and height of PSU's are governed by the ATX standard so are all the same and length of the units are pretty similar too- the length is usually only a problem with Enermax units and 1kw+ units, but even they will top out at 230mm for the most part.
    Good choice of PSU. The ModXStream is better specced and probably a step up from the previous unit.
    Glad to hear you're up and running
  13. rake1

    rake1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks again
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