Originally posted by persianxballer
Yes Bassmaster, you answered my question perfectly. So which power plugs do I need to plug in? Is there a link to show me how to test my PC so that I know things are working?
Plug in the P1 connector from your power supply to your motherboard (assuming it's an ATX motherboard). If it's a P4 motherboard, there will be 1 other 4 pin power connector.
You can't miss these two connectors, (all the other connectors are molex and 1 mini-molex). check your manual if your not sure.
That's all you will need to supply the power for now. Theres a built in speaker on your motherboard that will give you beep codes should something go wrong.
Put the memory in, CPU, video card (unless it's inegrated into your motherboard), and turn it on.
If you get your bootup screen, and your POST with no problems I would put in your hard drive and move forward.
If theres a memory, power supply or processor problem, you will more than likely find out as soon as you turn it on. You don't need any special testing equipment.