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    Guys really need your help. Got my components today, took a while to fit them in and when I got around to powering it on...nothing!

    Is it simply a fault with the psu, the fact that nothing at all came on?
    Also the PSU says only 230v and no cable was supplied...i tried a 250v cable on it first time, could i have caused some serious problems?

    What else could it be?

    Sorry if the questions sound stupid, but im really not sure i know what im doing.
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    Firstly, the blindingly obvious: check that the PSU's own power switch is on.

    Secondly, check every last connection from the PSU outward, especially the motherboard connection - make sure they're both seated properly and connected to the correct thing.

    Thirdly, check that the power switch itself isn't broken or improperly connected - there may or may not be a second switch on the motherboard itself for testing purposes.

    Fourthly, get hold of a different power cable and try that.

    Otherwise, yeah, you might have fried something.
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    (Original post by Maynia)
    Firstly, the blindingly obvious: check that the PSU's own power switch is on.

    Secondly, check every last connection from the PSU outward, especially the motherboard connection - make sure they're both seated properly and connected to the correct thing.

    Thirdly, check that the power switch itself isn't broken or improperly connected - there may or may not be a second switch on the motherboard itself for testing purposes.

    Fourthly, get hold of a different power cable and try that.

    Otherwise, yeah, you might have fried something.
    There is one cable that is not connected (coming from the PSU) its a 2x2 pin and couldn't find out where it goes on the motherboard.

    Also, i thought most power cables were 250v, this one says only 230 but they didn't provide one in the box.
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    Could also try using the bare minimum components; CPU, 1 stick of RAM, Mobo, PSU.

    When you say nothing happens, does this mean no fans spin, no beeps, nothing?
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    Could also try using the bare minimum components; CPU, 1 stick of RAM, Mobo, PSU.

    When you say nothing happens, does this mean no fans spin, no beeps, nothing?
    Absolutely nothing.

    Does a HDD and optical drive require a SATA power cable, i only have 1 fitted at the moment in the hard drive.

    There is also another wire coming out of the power supply but not sure where it goes, its a 2x2 connector.
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    Build it yourself lazy. You'll save cash, it will be fun and you can get accidental damage insurance if you buy from scan. Also get the GTX 460 like above said. It's good.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Build it yourself lazy. You'll save cash, it will be fun and you can get accidental damage insurance if you buy from scan. Also get the GTX 460 like above said. It's good.
    I have built it myself and i have got the gtx 460. It just won't power up. Read the previous few posts first.
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    (Original post by Just_another_student)
    Absolutely nothing.

    Does a HDD and optical drive require a SATA power cable, i only have 1 fitted at the moment in the hard drive.

    There is also another wire coming out of the power supply but not sure where it goes, its a 2x2 connector.
    The two by two connector is a power supply to the mobo. What were the components you bought in the end? I don't think you've posted them here...
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    The two by two connector is a power supply to the mobo. What were the components you bought in the end? I don't think you've posted them here...
    Oh im guessing that connector is important then? Where abouts on a motherboard would it go, because i couldn't find it anywhere.

    PC Spec:

    GTX 460
    AMD phenom 555 black edition
    Arctic 500W PSU
    Arctic cooling freezer 7
    WD 500GB HDD
    Liteon SATA optical drive
    ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AMD 760G Socket
    Crucial 2 x 2GB DDR3 Ram
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    Read your motherboard manual. It should have a schematic diagram showing where all the connectors are. In my experience power connectors tend to be located near the outer edges of the board - but seriously, the manual is there to help, use it.
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    (Original post by Just_another_student)
    Oh im guessing that connector is important then? Where abouts on a motherboard would it go, because i couldn't find it anywhere.

    PC Spec:

    GTX 460
    AMD phenom 555 black edition
    Arctic 500W PSU
    Arctic cooling freezer 7
    WD 500GB HDD
    Liteon SATA optical drive
    ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AMD 760G Socket
    Crucial 2 x 2GB DDR3 Ram
    Firstly, poor mobo and PSU spec. The CPU cooler is also not the best.
    The PSU is something you should always spend money on. If I were you I wouldn't run this system with that PSU, either return it or sell it, but just buy a decent one.

    Check your mobo manual, page 17. The schematic shows the ATX12v socket at the top.
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    Firstly, poor mobo and PSU spec. The CPU cooler is also not the best.
    The PSU is something you should always spend money on. If I were you I wouldn't run this system with that PSU, either return it or sell it, but just buy a decent one.

    Check your mobo manual, page 17. The schematic shows the ATX12v socket at the top.
    That PSU doesn't look too bad. At least is isn't a generic unbranded one (if it's the same i'm looking at). Any luck in getting it working after plugging everything in yet?

    I am building a PC tomorrow of a similar level of specification. Should be fun!
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    That PSU doesn't look too bad. At least is isn't a generic unbranded one (if it's the same i'm looking at). Any luck in getting it working after plugging everything in yet?

    I am building a PC tomorrow of a similar level of specification. Should be fun!
    There's no point in buying a brand if you don't buy one that's reliable. Arctic Power aren't known to be a great brand. It's like buying a Matsui TV and then saying you've got a good branded TV.

    Make a new thread with a list of specs and we can check it over for you, make some suggestions or something.
 
 
 
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