start up a built pc noobie

September 22, 2010 at 10:18:34
Specs: Windows 7
I just put together my first pc and found I'm not so good at it. Components I have are
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel motherboard,
Western Digital 640gb drive, Asus DVD burner drive,
ASUS EN8400GS Silent/P/512M GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card,
4gb gskill cards(2gb a piece) DDR2-800,
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q8300,
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-D-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply.
I thought I connected everything correctly by manuals and commonsense, but after turning on the power and not getting a startup on screen and no beeps off of buzzer I know something is wrong. What should I do to start fixxing my issue?
My drives dont use HDD cable but the red sata cable. I put this in the red sata ports on motherboard. I did reset pins to clean info for RTC RAM by manual. HELP?
Thanks for any assistance.



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#1
September 22, 2010 at 10:27:55
You should always benchtest your hardware BEFORE assembling it in the case. Completely dismantle it & start from scratch.

How to Bench Test Your System


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#2
September 22, 2010 at 10:41:13
Thanks...I'll try that and see what happens. Preciate cha.

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#3
September 22, 2010 at 11:44:18
First pc build? U did well but u bought crappy v-card.

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#4
September 22, 2010 at 22:22:49
Thanks for everyones help. Posting from my new Windows 7 pc. This sucker is fast. I did forget the power to cpu, had both memory sticks in, and had the buzzer in backwards...duh. Thanks again for everyones help. Lifesavers you R.

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