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Help diagnosing new build

by Burkfrog / July 1, 2013 1:13 PM PDT

After building my new computer, it ran but only gave video thru hdmi and froze occasionally. I noticed it was freezing when there was even a slight disturbance to the cases so I rebuilt the computer to reassure everything was firmly connected and that there were no errors. Now the computer turns on but there is no feed even thru the hdmi.

Gigabyte Radeon hd 7850
Asrock Z77 intel 1155 socket
Intel i-3470 quad-core CPU

I can't figure out if it could be a compatibility issue, however my friend who helped me order it is pretty smart and I don't think she would make such an obvious mistake. I also don't have any extra parts laying around to swap and troubleshoot. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this. My guess is some sort of hardware failure but I can't decide what is damaged

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Clarification Request
Have you tried
by itsdigger / July 2, 2013 3:33 AM PDT

connecting your video directly to one of the motherboards native video ports? Maybe the video card is bad...Just a thought ..Digger

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Did you start with a new case and MB?
by Steven Haninger / July 2, 2013 9:47 PM PDT

A very common problem has been MB metal standoffs coming in contact with the non-component side. This is one reason it's often recommended to first build the PC outside of the case to test all components.

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