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Old 07-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Okay THis is stupid But IM a noob at this!!!

okay not going to deny it, i am a noob at putting computers together and yeah...

i got all my parts at one time through UPS and i hurried up to put it all together...dumb

my parts are...

asus m4a78t-e motherboard
AMD phenom II x4 965
4gb Crucial RAM
HD radeon 5770
diablotek 650

okay so heres what i did .... i hurried up to put it all together i didnt read the directions cause i was so hyped up and wanting to game and such but i just threw it in the case without the spacers and hooked up everything to it and i thought i was ready to go and i plugged in the power supply and powered it up and then suddenly i see smoke freak out then turn it off...at this point i feel like throwing the whole thing threw the sliding glass door due to my stupidty...so i RMA the motherboard bc without spacers you blow motherboard and now i got new motherboard and the RAM is compatible btw ...and i hook everything back up with the case on a non static surface and just hook up the main parts you need and when i hit the power supply to turn it on the fans turn 1/2 and nothing happens...alot of people are saying that the crappy power supply is the reason but when i blew the motherboard i dont know if i blew the cpu ...it has no burn marks on it and when i saw smoke there was very little and it was from the motherboard so what could be the reason this POS isnt coming on... should i get a new power supply and what kind
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go ahead with a brand name PSU like Corsair, Rosewill, Antec, or OCZ.

If it's a crap PSU I wouldn't doubt that more than the board fried (CPU, possibly GPU)
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no dude i know i killed the motherboard by not putting in the spacers yes i know it was noobish but do you think it killed anything else?
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Its quite possible it did.

How much do your freinds like you?? I'd beg them to try out their parts to find your bad ones.
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no dude i know i killed the motherboard by not putting in the spacers yes i know it was noobish but do you think it killed anything else?
Read my post! Augh. I said it most likely fried MORE than the motherboard, possibly the CPU and GPU.

Start by getting a new PSU. If it doesn't work from there start trying some friend's parts in your computer.

Moral of the story is don't be a noob, read directions, and take your time.
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We were all noob once, Positive. As long as we learn from it. For we are only human.
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yeah i will keep you guys up to date im getting a new psu 2morrow so i will let you guys know if that is the prob and i learn from my mistakes ....thats basically what learning is trial and error
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When you turn on the computer do you hear any beeps coming from the mobo? This may give you an indication of what can be damaged.
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Ive heard of people putting their CPU in incorrectly and it frying instantly.
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^That is impossible. If they put it in backwards, they are breaking the pins. Even before they power it, it is dead.
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