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Need Help! Custom Built Computer.

by Maj_PandaFries / February 16, 2013 1:35 AM PST

So I bought my computer parts from and I started to put it all together, when I finally finished and everything was in place, when I would press the power button it would turn on for a split second and just shut off. I have rechecked all the parts to make sure they were not loose or anything, and everything else was fine.
PC Specs:
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
Thermaltake TR2 600w PSU
MSI H61M-E33/W8 Motherboard
XFX GeForce GT N630 2Gb Memory
Intel Pentium Processor, Dual Core G860

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Did you test it OUTSIDE the case to see if it's working
by VAPCMD / February 16, 2013 5:36 AM PST

before mounting in the case ?????

You should ALWAYS bench test a new MB before mounting it inside the case....makes further testing and troubleshooting much easier not to mention avoiding installation and removal of a dead MB or PSU.


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As above
by MikeAanders / February 18, 2013 9:09 AM PST

The above post is spot on. Just insert memory, CPU (& CPU cooler) onto mobo. Put mobo preferably on the antistatic bag that the mobo was shipped in. Connect PSU & monitor & keyboard. Then short 2 pins with a screwdriver where the on-switch would be connected to for a second. It should power up & using keyboard you can get into BIOS and change a few of its settings there if you wish.

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