Solved Custom built PC meant to mine Litecoin wont boot up

December 28, 2013 at 13:09:04
Specs: Windows 7
The parts I ordered for a PC meant to mine Litecoin wont boot up, I have provided the parts with Newegg links. I've tried resetting the CMOS and let it sit without power for a while, but nothing seems to work. All the hardware starts up, but the display doesn't and neither does the USB thumb-drive or keyboard and mouse. The only thing I am not sure of is the ATX12V power connector above the CPU on the Mobo. I have a 4-pin connected to it, and it requires a special 8-pin that my power supply doesn't have. I looked that up though and other websites say you only need a 4-pin unless you are overclocking (which I am not). I have Windows 7 Ultimate on the USB, but it wont even boot, let alone detect the USB is connected.

My build consists of:

Asus Rampage IV Black Edition

Intel Core i7 Sandy Bride LGA 2011

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 1500W

3x Gigabyte Radeon 280x

Corsair Carbide Series Air 540

Corsair H100i

Seagate Barracuda 250GB

Gskill Ripjaw 2x2GB

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December 28, 2013 at 13:57:17
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First of all, if the link you provided for your power supply is the one you have then you DO have the correct connectors. They may be separated. Look at the square 4 pin connectors. One has an angled pin on the corner which mates up with the motherboard. The other 4 pin will slide together with the one I just described.

You need to bench test the board BEFORE installing into the case.

All that you need to bench test is the motherboard with the CPU/heat sink properly installed with thermal pad or paste properly installed, 1 stick of compatible RAM, graphics, monitor, keyboard. The 24 pin, the 8 pin auxiliary power and whatever graphics connector/s your graphics card requires.

NO drives, cards, mouse, etc. No case to motherboard wiring.

Set the motherboard on the outside of the case on the antistatic foam. Momentarily short out the 2 power pins on the motherboard to start up. Disconnect power to shut off.

If the board POSTS then you can install into case and try again. If it POSTS again then you can start adding things. First the remainder of the RAM. After each item is added POST again.

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December 28, 2013 at 15:54:01
Thanks for the reply! That is what seemed to do it. I now have my computer up and running, so thanks for the POST walkthroigh.

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December 28, 2013 at 16:04:57
Yes, bench test it. One graphics card initially only if you will eventually use more.
That's quite a bit of hardware for an inexperienced builder.
Considering everything else, that's a small hard drive and very little memory considering everything else.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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