Last night I finally got the last piece(the CPU fan) for my new build. Other than that fan I have been looking at dozens of sites and videos on how to put it together. I finally plugged everything in and pushed the power button and nothing happened. No lights, no fans spinning, no beeping, nothing. It was very anticlimactic. Tonight, when I get home, I'm going to try a few things to test the parts.
Here is the setup
DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-
CPU fan: http://www.xoxide.com/scythe-katana3-cpu-cooler.html
What I've tried: 1 yes it is plugged in. 2 yes the PSU is turned on(the I is pushed down instead of the O). 3 I have tried plugging it into both the powerstrip(which was turned on) and straight to the wall. 4 I was initially using a power cord from my old computer(so I know it worked) but just in case, tried the one that came with the PSU anyway.
Test 1: Test the power switch by unhooking the case's power button from the mobo and touching the 2 pins together with a screwdriver to get the connection started. (as recommended in post 4 paragraph 3 http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102...hreadID=130540
Test 2: Check the power supply by unhooking everything except for a case fan, shoving a paperclip in 2 of the holes from the green wire to any black wire, in order to jump start the PSU. (as recommended on the support forums for OCZ http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...power-supplies
Test 3: Since everything is already unhooked (assuming the PSU is ok), just going to hook everything back together and see if it starts.
Question 1: The case I got has 4 case fans that that each hook up to a cord that is attached to the power supply and motherboard. The end that connects to the motherboard is a female 4 pin while the board has a male 3 pin. So far I've just randomly chosen one of the four pins to not fill, is there any correct way to plug these in?
Question 2: The PSU came with the 24 pin connector, an 8 pin connector, and a 4 pin connector. The mobo only accepts the 4 pin connector by the CPU and the 24 pin connector. I have the 8 pin connector just hanging around with no possible place to put it, do i need to do something with it?
Does anyone know of any other tests or anything else I can try in the lineup of troubleshooting?
If you need pics later I'll get them when I get home from work.
Thanks for any help