homebuilt start up issues Help!!!!

July 6, 2009 at 12:02:45
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Hey guys,

i just got together the parts and built my first pc but
have already ran into some trouble with the power. AS
i plug the power supply in and turn it on a small led on
my motherboard turns on alerting me that i have
power but then when i press the power button on the
computer nothing happens. so after i fiddel with the
parts some itll work but then as soon as i move
anything inside the case or put the top on the power
button wont work anymore. Please help me out with
some possible problems that may be going on.

thank you!!!

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July 6, 2009 at 13:11:07
You've gotta do better than that. How about listing the system specs in detail? Did you benchtest your hardware before installing it in the case? If not, you broke rule #1!

Tell us about the power supply. Is it a decent name brand unit? At least 400W? Plenty of amperage (> 30A) on the +12v rail? Did you spend at least $50 for it?

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July 6, 2009 at 14:03:30
yea sorry im new to computer building. haha and how would i
bench test something? my power supply is an ATX switching
power supply. model: ATX-IB680W. We bought it about a
year ago and it was more expensive than 50$.

i have plenty of amps and on the +12v1 it has 22A and on
the +12v2 it has 24A

The motherboard im using is a ASUS P5k-E

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July 6, 2009 at 17:19:05
Plenty of watts sorry

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July 6, 2009 at 19:21:06
What about the other system specs ? cpu, ram, video card ?

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July 6, 2009 at 20:46:59
yea im using an intel core 2 duo with 4gig's of ddr2 ram and a
nvidia GeForce 9400 Gt graphics card.

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