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The PC I built won't turn on. The LED's work but everything else....

Well...that's the scoop.

I'm using a CoolermasterCoolermaster 330 elite with a 460W Power Supply.
A Gigabyte S-Series EP43-DS3 Motherboard
Dual Core PentiumAsus00 CPU,
Asus 512MB Graphics Card aMaxtor50 GB Maxtor Hard Drive.

I'm not exactly the most computer literate so I flew into this blind relying on the recommendation of an "Expert" who right now is probably laughing in his computer chair at me.

A few things I have to note too.

NOTHLED'sut the LED's work..ABSOLUTELY nothing.

I had to kind of .....force the CPU in, it eventually went in and I took it out to see if it was scratched or broken but nothing.

The graphics cawonkeya bit wonkey.

The Hard Drive doesn't have anywhere to go so I ended up putting it where the floppy drive was supposed to be. (Keeping the plate on of course)

Acraploade a crapload useless wires hanging around.

....I got royally fucked didn't I?

If you could help me I'd love you forever and ever.

Thanks, Elliott.

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  • Elliottx Oct 23, 2008

    I don't know how those spelling mistakes got there.

    cawonkeya = Wonkey

    acraploade = A **** load

    NOTHLED'sut (wtf?) = NOTHING

    The graphics cawonkeya bit wonkey. = The graphics card is a bit wonkey.

    Also another note, I think I may have overloaded the motherboard with the power supply, or I just don't have enough juice to run it.



  • Elliottx Oct 23, 2008

    ****...Well thanks a lot for the quick help, at least now I know what's causing the problem which means I can fix it.

    Thanks again.


  • Elliottx Oct 24, 2008

    Sorry to be a pain in the arse.

    But I have one more question about the Power Supply.

    Does it have to be dead on 650W, or can it go higher? Would 700 suffice? Or should I just buy a 1000W and if I did, would it blow the motherboard up? =/


  • Elliottx Oct 24, 2008

    Sorry again -_- This PSU I was looking to buy was either this 1000W onehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/124740

    Or this 700W onehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/132281


  • Elliottx Oct 24, 2008

    Are you sure my motherboard won't explode? :O

  • Elliottx Oct 24, 2008

    Ahhh...I guess I'll try to find a 700 Watt one on Ebuyer or something. Thanks for all the help. I'll probably be back on here in about 2 weeks complaining about something else going wrong though xD

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Ya i think by all of that you hooked up, you need a great wattage PSU.
Usually 512mb Graphic cards recommand on the specs for a 650+ wattage PSU.
Try upgrading your PSU to 650+.
Make sure there are no shorts.

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    Canaan Hoffman Oct 23, 2008

    Your Welcome Any Time :)

  • Canaan Hoffman
    Canaan Hoffman Oct 24, 2008

    Higher is always better ;)
    If you got the $$ for higher, gladly go for higher.


  • Canaan Hoffman
    Canaan Hoffman Oct 24, 2008

    Yes im sure the wattage isn't all directed to the mobo.
    The mobo gets a certain ammount cards get an amount if needed. HD Floppy CD drive etc.
    The wattage thats going to your mobo will stay the say but with a upgraded PSU, you will have more power for say a heavy duty graphics card or more HD's or CD drives.


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