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Old 04-06-2009, 10:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can deal with that and if not i have friends who are better then me
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would still need a cd/dvd/ drive and fans right??

i have a montior keyboard and mouse
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oops. Yeah, you need a optical drive. Here's a good one (mine, actually).
Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

The case has a space for an optional front 120mm fan. It already has one in the rear. This fan is cheap, has god airflow, and it not too loud.
Newegg.com - Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans
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everythingn came in today and me and my brother built it pretty well, I plug everything in and try to turn it on and it only went on for about 1 second and started the fans up for that 1 second. any ideas?

Im reading things online saying that its either the PSU or something is in wrong, i have no clue...
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what happens when you try to turn it on again?

oh and if you haven't already bought your OS, just get vista. It is perfectly fine. It will just be a wast of money to get XP now and vista later
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At first the button lights up and the fans spin for about second and then it just doesn't turn on at all.
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hmm well the first thing I would do is open it up and unplug every connection and plug it back in just to make sure. then reseat your memory and graphics card
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Hmm did that, what would be the second thing u would do?
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Systematically add connections so unplug everything except the motherboard cpu take out all but one of the ram sticks and the hdds, graphics card etc shouldn't be plugged in. See if it boots up, if yes then try with both sticks of ram, then if it works try with the hdd's in, then try with the graphics card in. If it fails at any step where you are adding a component then go back and retry if on the second time its still not working then that is most likely the dud and tell us
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With just the processor and CPU pluged in it does the same thing, is it the power supply? It's 450w it should work
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