Is it the power supply that has a problem?

May 24, 2011 at 13:27:37
Specs: Windows 7, i5 2400 4gb ram
I just bought a new case and PSU(Corsair gs600) to replace my old ones. After connecting everything all the wires and turning on my psu i get no light indicator on the mobo. Will the PSU turn on even if mobo is dead?
Should the PSU fan turn on even when i switch on the psu to ON? Did i break the motherboard? Whats wrong is it the PSU or MOBO?

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May 24, 2011 at 13:48:22
We have no idea of your system specs or whether you have any experience disassembling & reassembling computers. So when you get a chance, please post the wattage & amperage specs of the PSU that came with the case. Also post your board, CPU, RAM, video card, etc. Did you benchtest using the new PSU or just swap everything over?

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May 24, 2011 at 14:12:59
My first build was
intel i5 2400 - cpu
asus p8p67 rev.3. - mobo
g.skill ripjaw series 4gb (2x2gb) -ram
seagate barracuda 1tb hdd -hdd
sony dvd writer -dvd writer
zotac geforce 460 1gb - GPU

550 W coolermaster extreme psu (my old psu)
cooler master elite 430 - case

and i replaced my psu with Corsair GS600 and my case with Thermaltake armor A60.

Yes i am new to building computers. Very little in assembling computers. I tried my best researching about computers on the internet. My first build was good. i played games for about a week. and after a week i wasnt satisfied about the psu fan because it was loud and my case was a bad choice for cooling. So i decided to replace them.

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May 24, 2011 at 16:31:12
Since both cases have the PSU mounted at the bottom, they both suck for cooling.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

I dug up the specs on the Corsair 600W. It's definitely better than the Cooler Master, so I doubt it's the problem (unless you got a bad one).

My guess is you reassembled things incorrectly inside the new case. There was no reason to remove the heatsink/fan, CPU or RAM from the board, did you? And you should have benchtested the board w/new PSU before installing everything in the new case, & then tested it again after it was installed in the case. And the case test should have been performed before installing the HDD, optical drive, PCI/PCIe cards (except video), etc.

I have no idea what your old PSU fan sounded like so it's difficult to make a call, but it seems to me all you needed to do was swap PSUs. By swapping cases, all you did was waste your money & cause yourself grief.

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May 24, 2011 at 16:42:57
i personally dont like top mounted. ive read many articles about top vs bottom psu mounts. Anyways could i have short circuited the motherboard? and i didnt have to remove heatsink/fan or ram on the mobo i only had to remove graphics card. anyways i read the motherboard manuals...and i "think" i connected everything that was needed. the only thing i left was extra SATA cords and the other PCI cord. Should i do the "paper clip trick" on the psu to test if the fan is working?

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May 24, 2011 at 16:58:07
i just tested the paper clip trick... one end to green wire the other to black wire. and nothing happens. i guess i got a broken PSU >:/

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May 24, 2011 at 21:44:45
"i personally dont like top mounted"

Unfortunately too many people feel the same way & that's why we're stuck with the sh!tty bottom mount case design. You can have them, as long as top mounted are available, that's all I'll be using.

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